Children's Ministies Intentional Faith Development
Sunday Mornings – Register Now
Programming offered at both 9:00 and 10:30 services.
Registration and Check-In is located on the 2nd Floor near the South West end.
Check-In is available 15 minutes prior to service for your convenience.
Infant/Toddler/Preschool will go to their classrooms on the second floor.
K – 5th will meet in the 3rd Floor Theater Room for morning Gathering.
After Gathering, children will attend their rotation lessons.
Please give your Stick-on Marker to the teacher to match to your child’s when picking up.
Sunday morning classes: All Ages
Sunday Morning classes meet at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Nursery: birth to 2 years old
We are here to enhance your worship experience. Let your baby stay in our loving Nursery where they can play and be read to while you attend service and recharge. When you don’t have to worry about your baby, you will be able to clear your mind and get more out of the message. Your baby will get to see that church is a loving and caring place to be and you will grow together in a loving church family.
Preschool and Pre – K: We use Gospel Light Classroom Curriculum. While at Sunday School, your child will experience a loving environment where they have a bible story read to them followed by hands on activities associated with the story. Our primary goal is to have them see church as a warm, loving and safe place to be while learning that God loves them. We will take adventures through the Bible. We will start by exploring through Exodus and Samuel where they will learn about God’s love. Then we will explore Matthew, Luke, and John as they learn how much Jesus loves them. Next we will continue exploring the New Testament as they learn that Jesus is Alive. Each Sunday, your child will bring home a Let’s Talk sheet to help you extend the lesson at home.
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Faith Quest: Quest is Sunday school for children Kindergarten through 5th grade and uses a rotation model curriculum. This program year will include the following lessons: Bible Teachings (The Shema/Beatitudes, Milestones, Good News! (Christmas: The Annunciation, Joseph’s Dream, Elizabeth), Living God’s Word – Respect, Calling the Disciples, Jesus and the Children, the Lord’s Supper/Communion, Three Women of Faith, and Pentecost. Our goal is to have the kids experience hand on enriched learning experiences that they can connect with their lives, all the while knowing that they can always trust in God.
Each 2nd Sunday of the month, we invite all children to the sanctuary with their families for Celebration Sunday. We use this special time to have the children participate in worship through choir and bells.
We also have a time when all children are asked to come at to the front of the sanctuary for a special Time For Children. Once time for children is over, the children are escorted to class by their shepherds. We ask that you register your child before going into church on these Sundays. Toddlers having difficulties separating may need their parent to walk with them.
We typically plan one to two a month. We do fun events such as going bowling, swimming, hayrides and service events such as singing carols at retirement communities and collecting food for food pantries. Each event is to foster children’s relationships with one another and to take part in our community. We ask for everyone to pre-register for these events.
Please note: We use titles like K2, TFF, and K5
K-2 - children in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades: TFF - children is Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades; K5 - children Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
There will also be Preschool Events. These events are for our younger children and their parent(s). Please watch for posting of upcoming events in the bulletin, messenger, Sunday notes home, Facebook and emails.
Galatians 5:13 “Serve one another in love”
Mark 12:31 “Love your neighbor as yourself”
This youth group is for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We will meet most Wednesday evenings from 5:45 – 7pm. Have Choir during that time…no worries, you can do both!!! We are Mission, Fellowship and Message based. Have fun with your friends while using this time to learn how you too can help. You are never too young to make a difference! Come check us out! Everyone is welcomed and encourage to join in at any time.
By putting their faith, love, and sharing into action, kids learn that even the simplest acts of serving touch lives in ways they might never have imagined; and continue to spiral outward in waves of shared compassion and caring!Click on link to see schedule
Valentine's Interegenerational Bingo Party
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Usually held in June.
The TFF Youth Group goes on an overnight retreat to Camp Moval in the winter.
We encourage children and youth to attend summer camp at Camp Moval. For a camp schedule, please
Faith Quest Rotation Rooms. Each room is designed to teach lessons in a special way. Acts of Faith Playhouse is designed for Puppet Ministry and drama. Faith Journeys teaches children about the journeys people from the bible went on like Paul. Mary and Martha's Garden is designed for Storytelling. Noah's Art is the art room and the Salt and Light room is our science lab. Finally, the Upper Room Theater is our not only our Theater, but our gathering place before we begin Faith Quest.