The mind and soul learn differently. The goal is not just to capture their attention spans. We desire to engage their hearts. Our job here in a child's life is to partner with parents to nurture and train the soul.
During our first service, children birth through PreK are in one class together. K-Gr5 children are in one class together as well. Some kids prefer this varied age dynamic, as well as the contemplative atmosphere the smaller attendance numbers provide.
During the second service, we offer a nursery (under two), toddler class (children aged two and three) and a preschool class (four and five year olds). K-Gr5 kids begin together before breaking into grade based small groups .
In our Nursery, you can expect a clean and safe environment, baby-accessible toys, music, snacks, and caring volunteers. We want even the youngest church attenders to know that Jesus loves them! Our staffed nursery is provided from the beginning to the end of the services.
In our toddler class, you can expect lots of jumping, singing, crafts, imaginative play, giggles, and Bible Stories that always come with Cheerios.
2-5 year olds are dismissed partway through the service, but you are welcome to place your toddler in the Nursery earlier.
In our PreK Class, you can expect Bible story telling, and child story listening, because kids at this age have so many important stories to relay, and our volunteers are eager to hear them. Crafts, silliness, music and mess all make up the fun, and we wouldn't have it any other way. We currently use The Meeting House Kids' Curriculum as the teaching material for this class.
Kindergarten to Grade 5
Large Group & Small Group Sessions
After being dismissed from the service, our Kindergarten to Grade Five children meet for a large group session where they hear the Bible story. In small groups, divided by grade, kids connect deeper with the lesson through age-appropriate activities. We are currently using the Orange – 252Basics Curriculum for both of these gatherings. Classes meet in our recently built addition - four new classrooms just for the kids! We are currently adding new decorations throughout the year! You can expect to play games, to receive mail, and to pick a prize as a first time visitor/for your birthday!