Growing in faith through intentional small group study.

GROWING – CHILDREN

Current

Children’s Christmas Pageant
“The Tale of the Drowsy Shepherd”

Sunday, December 3

Preregister outside the worship areas or click here for online form.
Registration not required, but appreciated.

Rehearsals begin October 25
Wednesdays, 6 to 6:30 PM

All 4 years olds up to and
including 6th graders are welcome!

3rd-6th grade:
Want a speaking part?
Sign up on October 25 & November 1 during rehearsal.


Past Events

Julie’s Playground Dedication


Nursery

A nursery is provided for all worship services. Nursery is also available for most church sponsored events throughout the week upon request. Please call the church office at least 24 hours prior to an event to request nursery space. The nursery is located in Room 18, close to the South East entrance.


Sunday School

Sunday School is 9:45 – 10:45 each Sunday morning.


Deep Blue Bible Sunday School for 2 year olds – 3rd graders:
“In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.”  Luke 1:47

deepblueWith Deep Blue, children will make Bible stories, Bible people, and Bible passages a part of their lives. They will also come to know the Bible as THEIR book and find ways to let the Bible speak to them today!

Deep Blue incorporates Bible stories, science activities, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games into a lived-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!

The Deep Blue kids—Asia, Edgar, and Kat—will lead the children through the Bible using animated videos that tell the story. The student resources-the Bible Story Stuff, the Kids Activity Stuff, and the Deep Blue Kids Bible—are colorful and engaging, encouraging the children to “dive deeper” into the Bible and explore their faith in fun and age-appropriate ways.  Come every Sunday… come any Sunday you are can.  Everyone Welcome!


 

Powerxpress 4th – 5th grade

Imagine a Sunday school classroom where children examine Van Gogh’s Starry Night and paint their own version while discussing God’s promise to Abram when God said, “Look at the sky and try to count the stars; you will have as many descendants as that.” (Genesis 15:5, Good News)

Or enter a room where children are playing the “Laughing Game.” When the giggles wind down, the teacher begins a discussion about laughter. He reminds the children how elderly Abraham and Sarah laughed when God told them they would have a baby, and asks if they know the meaning of the baby’s name, Isaac. When the children hear that Isaac means “laughter,” the giggles begin again.

And can you imagine visiting the church kitchen for Sunday school class? That’s where some children are assembling a fruit salad while others are frying tortillas. They tell you they are making the kinds of food that might have been served when Abraham held a feast when Isaac was weaned (Genesis 21:8). They invite you to come back in a few minutes and eat with them.

Powerxpress uses all types of learning styles to help the meaning of the bible come alive:

  • Art
  • Computer
  • Cooking
  • Games
  • Music/Movement
  • Science
  • Storytelling
  • Video

 

Backpack Connection

Free after school program for children… homework session, games, crafts, science, music, drama, and bible storeis. For children in 1st through 5th grade.  Available every Thursday school is in session.  Information, sign up form and sign up online.


 

Acolytes

Acolytes lead us in worship by lighting the candles at the beginning of worship to remind us of God’s presence and then to lead us out into the world at the end of the service to remind us that God goes with us. The acolytes are in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Training is available throughout the year for anyone interested. For more information contact the church office at 825-5270.


 

Staff

Education Director for Children and Adults: Tammy Dees
Sunday School Superintendent: April Counts & Kathy Olson
Nursery Director: Melanie Bergstrom

Leadership for Children’s Ministry
Superintendents: April Counts and Kathy Olson
2 & 3 year olds: Barb Bell, Nancy Drake, Mandy Mattingly & Jared Jarvis
4 & 5 yr. olds/Pre-Kindergarten:  Pam Homeier, Stacy Came & Connie Stutterheim
1st Grade: Dedra Francis & Sierra Wallace
2nd & 3rd Grade: Katie Olson & Liz Jared
4th & 5th Grade: Tammy Dees & Gordon Gorton