Our desire is to provide your child with a safe, secure and loving environment where they can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We consider it a privilege and a joy to care for your children and a responsibility we take seriously. All of our classes are staffed by loving and caring teachers who have gone through our screening process.
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Our Children’s counter is located right down the hall from the main lobby. Here you will be greeted by our Children’s Ministry team who will print out tags for your kids and a safety tag for the parent. These tags include the cell phone number of the guardian so we can text or call you if needed. *Currently we are only offering child care for the 10:30am service
Nursery – birth through 23 months
Nursery care is provided for all babies from newborn to 2 years old. Our nursery provides a safe, loving and nurturing environment for your baby. We also have pagers that allow you to worship worry-free.
Through our Early Childhood program, you can have confidence that while you are worshipping, your children are learning about God’s word in their own age appropriate class. Our classes include a story time from the Bible, a time for crafts and singing. They also help connect all activities to the Bible point of the day. Our curriculum is very hands on which helps children learn Biblical principles while using all of their senses. The items your child brings home each week are valuable tools for you to use during the week. There are fun family activities and ideas to reinforce the weekly Bible point. Please take time to review them with your child.
Elementary classes provide kids with exciting biblically based lessons. We encourage you to be consistent in your attendance of the same service, so that your child may begin to build a relationship with their teachers and other children in their class. We also encourage you to be on time so that your child will not miss out on any activities.
Our Sunday School curriculum, Generations of Grace, is designed to study God’s entire redemptive plan, from Genesis to Revelation, over three years. Every week, each classroom will study the same passage at an age appropriate level. This enables families to discuss the lessons all together, reinforcing what the children have learned in Sunday School. Contact Aimee DesLauriers at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing our family devotional book.
Would you like to dedicate your child? Or have questions about dedication?Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedication of children to the Lord has rich Biblical heritage. Dedicating a child to the Lord is a recognition, a promise and a prayer. First, the parents gratefully recognize that children are a gift and reward from God. Secondly, the parents promise to raise their child with Biblical principles, and to help their child understand God’s love for them. Thirdly, parents regular pray that their child might one day trust Jesus Christ as Savior for the forgiveness of sin, and love God and love others from their heart. Parents are asking the Lord to give them daily grace and wisdom in order to carry out this responsibility.
The best example of child dedication is when Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple to be dedicated to the Lord, according to Jewish Law. “And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. Luke 2:22” We also see Hannah presenting her son Samuel to the Lord: “ For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:27-28
Many parents in the New Testament brought their children to Jesus to be blessed. “Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. Matt 19:13-15
Also, in dedicating a child, parents are committing to raise their child according to the scriptures: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 Also, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
In the Deuteronomy passage, we see that parents must first have a relationship with God and love him fully. We also see that the clear duty of teaching children belongs to the parents. Sunday school and other ministries are an additional help. Parents must seize the teachable moments that arise throughout life. A family lifestyle of walking and talking to God, and loving Him together, needs to be established. Praying at meal times, during the day and before bed are vital. Reading aloud Bible stories with the child is a vital part of instructing them in the Lord.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.