CHILDREN

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me."  Matthew 19:14  

We are passionate about connecting children to Christ and to each other.
 The pastors and teachers are here to support and encourage you
 in your role as a Christ-follower and mentor of your children.
Watch this video to get an inside look!

Sunday School 

What do Sunday mornings look like in
 Kids' Connection?

Early Childhood

 9:30 a.m.
Preschool - Kindergarten
 Sunday School

Your little ones learn about God’s love in a variety of fun ways, through song and play! Loving adults welcome children into the classroom and are committed to caring for each child. Age appropriate methods  and activities are used to teach children about Biblical truths and the love of Christ while you attend the service or a Bible study group.

11:00 a.m.
Extended Teaching Care (ETC)
Offered for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Family Worship & Praise Connection:
Kindergarteners attend the beginning of the 11:00 service with their parents and then return to the Children’s Area for Praise Connection.

Elementary

9:30 a.m.
Elementary Sunday School

KID Zone
1st - 3rd Grade
Kids have fun learning through hands-on activities and engaging Bible lessons.

GAP Department
4th - 6th Grade
In Kids' Connection the stage between
young childhood and the teen years is called “GAP,” where
God And People meet.  
Following an engaging large group opening, small group
 Bible studies meet.

11:00 a.m.
Family Worship Service
1st – 6th graders attend the 11:00 service with their family.

Special Connections

We value inclusion whenever possible.  However, we offer a class for children, teens, and adults with special needs during both hours on Sunday Mornings. This class is staffed with teachers who extend special care to ensure the individual needs of each student are met and that they learn about God’s love for all of His children.

Email us to find out more about this class.
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Sunday School To Go!

*One-time enrollment required before accessing curriculum.

Sunday Evening Mission Groups

New this fall! RAs and GAs meet one Sunday evening a month…from 4 to 6pm and are joined by Mission Friends for preschoolers and kindergartners as part of our church-wide missions focus through Pray and Go. Missions leaders will use this time to dig into God’s word and to help children explore how God is working around the world and closer to home. We are also learning that we are all called to be on mission for Christ in our daily lives.

September 10 and then the first Sunday of each month through May.

Wednesday Nights

Before activities begin let's have dinner together! Dinner is served from 5:00-6:15 PM. Registration is required by Monday each week.
Need a TEXT REMINDER to register for dinner? CLICK HERE to sign up to get text reminders on Sunday afternoons!

Music Groups


Handbells | Wednesdays 5:30 -6:00PM
Children in 3rd - 6th grades have a great opportunity to play in the children's handbell choir before Kids Praise Choirs. No prior experience necessary.

Kids Praise Choirs | Wednesdays  6-6:45PM
During the school year choirs for children aged 3 years* through 6th grade meet. We now have Music and Movement for 1s and 2s which meets the same time as the children's choirs. Rehearsals will resume September 6.
* Available for children age 3 by Sept 30, 2023. 
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FAQ 
Security - Procedures - Conveniences

Safety & Security :
Safety is a top priority in the children's area!
  • All volunteers and staff members who work with minors submit to a nation-wide background check. 
  • Security cameras are placed in all  children's classrooms. 
  • All children (birth – 6th grade) are signed in by their parents on a computerized check-in system for an added layer of security. Check-in is a central part of our security plan.
  • To make Sunday morning run smoothly for both you and your children, we encourage you to enroll your children prior to your first visit. 
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • When do my children go to Sunday School?  Sunday School meets during the 9:30 hour. Children Pre-Kindergarten and younger may remain in their classes for ETC (Extended Teaching Care) during the 11:00 hour. Children in Kindergarten classes attend the beginning of the 11:00 service with their parents and then return to the children’s area for Praise Connection.
  • Where is the children’s area? The children’s area is on the first floor and easily accessible via the  Children's lobby, which is the open area in the middle of the first floor hallway.
  • Should we bring our own diapers and wipes?  Yes. We have extras in case you forget, but you should come with whatever you might need for your baby during church. Examples such as a pacifier, bottle (ready to serve), and change of clothes are welcome.
  • What if my child needs me during the service?  You will receive a text message from childcare.
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Stay tuned for all of the fun events planned for your children throughout the year!  

Fall Festival

CentriKid
Camp

Date: October 20, 2024
Time: 4-6pm

A family event open to the community!


  • Grades: 3rd-6th
  • When:  June 17-21, 2024
  • Registration: now open through January 31. 
  • Check the Beacon for more information and registration.

Vacation Bible 
School

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6th 
  • When:  July 15-19, 2024
  • Registration: opens April 1, 2024

Music
Camp

  • Grades: 1st-6th 
  • When: July 22-28, 2024
  • Registration: opens Summer 2024

Have specific questions?

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Life Events

Talk with Pastor Kim about Baby Dedications, Faith Conversions and Baptisms!