Children's Ministry




























Children are a gift from God and we take our responsibility for them very seriously. Here children will meet God as their friend. They grow in that friendship until they develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We strive for a fun, safe environment that fosters loving God and people as we teach our children the foundation of the Christian faith. On Sundays children can participate in age-appropriate Sunday school classes, Kids Worship and Nursery. On Wednesdays we have AWANA, a Scripture based program for ages 3 and up.


FAQs for meeting during covid

NURSERY

Who needs to wear a mask?

All volunteers and students will be required to wear a mask while inside the building. Volunteers will not be required to wear a mask while they are teaching and 6ft away from their students.

Children under the age of two are not required or encouraged to wear a mask.
Children ages three to five are not required to wear a mask.


What ages are included in the Nursery?

The nursery includes children ages newborn through five years but not yet in kindergarten.


Where will you meet?

The nursery meets in the Children’s Wing on the far southern portion of the building off of the Gathering Room.


How many nursery classes are available?

8:30 service - we have one combined nursery.

10:30 service - we have three classes available – infant nursery, toddler (walking through age 2, preschool ages 3 to 5).


How do I check in/check out of Nursery?

Parents/guardians will check in their children right outside of the Children’s Wing doors in the Gathering Room. Parents/guardians will check children in prior to the service. The nursery doors will be locked 10 minutes after the service begins and parents will need to ring the doorbell for assistance.

Parents/guardians will not be allowed into the nursery wing unless they are serving or in the case of an emergency.

Parents/guardians will be issued a pager to be used if a parent is needed during the service. Upon pick-up parents/guardians will return the pager and a nursery staff member will collect all children in that family and bring them to the parent/guardian at the nursery doors.


How will you be handling washing hands/sanitation?

Anyone over the age of two will need to use the hand sanitizer at the check in station prior to entering the Nursery. Children will be encouraged to wash hands prior to any snacks and restroom breaks. Children will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer when they are picked up.


Are you checking temperatures?

Parents are encouraged to check temperatures at home prior to coming to the nursery.


How will you ensure the room is clean?

As with the rest of the building, the room is wiped down with proper sterilizing cleaner after each meeting or class and between nursery hours. Toys will be separated into bins for each hour and toys will be disinfected after the end of the services for the following week. All soft toys have been removed from the nursery for the time being.

Common areas and high traffic surfaces will be wiped down between services.


Are you distributing drinks and snacks?

Toddlers and Preschoolers are requested to bring their own water bottles. WGC will provide individually wrapped snacks to each child in the toddler nursery. Snacks will not be provided in the Preschool nursery.


KIDS WORSHIP

Who needs to wear a mask?

All volunteers and students in Kids Worship will be required to wear a mask while inside the building. Everyone will wear a mask outside unless they keep 6ft distance. Volunteers will not be required to wear a mask while they are teaching and 6ft away from their students.


What ages are included in Kids Worship?

Children ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade may participate in Kids Worship.


Where will you meet?

Kids Worship will meet in the lower level in L3 if under 15 kids and in the Fellowship Hall in the upper level if there are more than 15 kids.


How will I know where to pick up my students?

A sign at the stairs will indicate whether students are upstairs or downstairs, depending upon the number of students.


How will students socially distance?

Students will have Velcro dots 6 feet apart that mark designated areas for each child to sit.


How will you ensure the room is clean?

As with the rest of the building, the room is wiped down with proper sterilizing cleaner after each meeting or class.


How do I check in/check out of Kids Worship?

Parents are encouraged to check their child in with our Children's Director, Rachel D., prior to the worship service at the main sanctuary doors. This will provide parents with a pick up tag to present when they return to pick up their child(ren).


AWANA

Details coming soon

Gospel Project

Want to keep up to date as a family with Sunday School lessons and materials. Click here to view an age appropriate video lesson for your child.

Nursery

Nursery is provided each Sunday morning for children up through 4 years old. We combine all nursery-aged children for the first service and then during Sunday School and the second service the children are split into Infants, Toddlers and Preschool. An Infant is defined as a newborn through steady walker and a Toddler is a child who is a steady walker through 2 years of age. If you have any questions or would like to serve in nursery, contact the church office or Nursery Director Amy Buitron.





Kids Worship

Kids Worship is offered for children ages 5 years old through 3rd grade during the 11:00 am Sunday  morning worship service. The children are dismissed just before the sermon. Kids Worship is located in the lower level Education Wing in the Children's Multi-Purpose Room (E4). For questions or to serve on the Kids Worship Team, contact Children's Ministry Director Rachel D. Hollingsworth





Clubs meet from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday evenings September 23 through April 28, 2021.

Cubbies

Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word and helps you lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life.



Sparks

Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Sparkies clubbers explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture, memorize Bible verses, complete handbook activities, and compete in fun games.

Truth & Training

T&T engages third- through fifth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace. Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child's knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.