Kids

Sunday School at Home!

Our littlest ones experience the love of Jesus through the care and attention of our nursery ministry team. We strive to nurture the youngest among us in a safe, warm environment – a place that communicates God’s love through joyful interaction, gentle patience, and encouraging words.

Preschool kids explore the Bible through stories which depict God’s love and instruction. They gain skill and confidence through interactive play and crafts. Age appropriate activities are designed to promote listening skills and cooperation, while high value is placed on the fun factor of learning and interacting with friends. Each week is full of objects for kids to touch, wild and wiggly activities to get them moving, crafts they will love and real life situations they can relate to. 

The Road to Emmaus - This week we are talking about the Road to Emmaus and the conversation two men had with who they thought was a stranger but really was Jesus himself! Click here to see Teacher Christa and her amazing helpers share this wonderful story.

Oh Happy Day - Jesus is Alive - Click here for an amazing video of kids singing about the risen Christ! (See if you can learn the motions from watching the video.)

Peter Preached About Jesus - This week (4/26/20), in our bible story we are talking about when Peter preached to the people in Jerusalem. You can click here to hear the story.  At the end of our video, I talk about ways that we can come together as families and share the gospel and how much Jesus loves us. In the video, I talk about chalk pictures and notes on your doors for neighbors and delivery workers. If you do something like this with you fqmily, would you send me a photo?  Once the story is over we are welcoming you to sing together as a family. Click here for the song (It might sound familiar as it is one of our songs from last Summer's VBS). I hope you have a blessed week and I can't wait to see the idea's your family comes up with.

Paul and Barnabas - This week (5/3/20), we are talking about missionaries. In our last video, we talked about finding ways in your home or around your home of sharing Gods love. These are all ways that we can be missionaries right in our home.  Click here for this week's Sunday School video where Paul and Barnabas travel all around telling people about God and Jesus. We also have a song to sing. Let's put into practice what we learned today from our story and bible verse and sing this song together.... Tell the World about Jesus

Paul and Silas - Today (5/10/20) we're going to talk about the next chapter of Paul's journey, this time with a man named Silas.  You can click here to hear more of the story... 

I found another song this week that was from this last summers VBS called "I will not be afraid". Click here to sing along.

Paul Travels to Athens - This week (5/16/20) we are continuing our missionary journey with Paul as he travels to Athens and tells people about God and Jesus. Click here to hear our story.  

When you're done with the story, click here to sing along with a song about sharing the message of Jesus! 

Paul And Silas Sing Praises to God - Today (5/24/20) we are talking about Paul and Silas in jail. Paul and Silas loved Jesus and loved singing praises to God even when they were in jail.
Click here to hear the story.

Elementary kids experience opening activities that begin their Sunday morning with interaction and creativity in a fun, inclusive environment. Young readers begin to gain skills in navigating God’s word and continue to explore the great stories and characters of the Bible. Children begin to explore more personal application from these lessons, and work to commit scripture to memory. Click here to download this week's handouts.

Maundy Thursday Family Worship Experience - Take your family on a journey through the evening of the Last Supper. Click here to download the pdf with all the instructions.

Sing-along with Eric - Every Praise is the perfect song to sing with your kids this Easter season. Click here to sing along with our Worship Director, Eric. If you're really musical you can download the chords and play along!

An Easter Story Play - One of our favorite Sunday School Teachers and Story Tellers, Teresa Klepenger, tells the Easter Story and then leads you through an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Click here to see the video and decide what role you want to play in your own Easter story play!

The Road to Emmaus - This week we are talking about the Road to Emmaus and the conversation two men had with who they thought was a stranger but really was Jesus himself! Click here to see Teacher Christa and her amazing helpers share this wonderful story.

Oh Happy Day - Jesus is Alive - Click here for an amazing video of kids singing about the risen Christ! (See if you can learn the motions from watching the video.)

TREK Kids

TREK Kids is our mid-week program for kids, K-5th grades, that runs during the school year. Each week we’ll be exploring God’s word -the Bible- through exciting games, engaging videos, and more! Bring your friends and make new ones! Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Register today (you can join any time during the school year) by clicking here!

Summer Camp

 

Summer is a great time for our Children’s Ministry! We kick off summer with a week at Camp Tilikum, a day camp just outside Newberg. Our kids get to unplug from technology, experience creation, establish friendships, learn about God through the wonders of nature. 

Vacation Bible School

In July we launch our annual VBS (Vacation Bible School) – a week full of crazy games, fun crafts, rockin’ music, and relevant Bible stories. Whatever the theme, your kids will end the week knowing and loving God more!

 

Buddy Break

Buddy Break is a free kids/respite program where children with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, therapy dogs, stories, music activities, and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours. Buddy Break is open to church members and non-church members with VIP kids. Each VIP kid is paired one-on-one with a screened volunteer “Buddy” to participate in that day’s activities.

 

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