Our dedicated staff of volunteers has completed the Community Protection Policy (CPP) program for the safety of your children.
Please click on the links below to see how you can become a part of our dynamic DPC team!
Our volunteers provide a loving, caring evironment.You may drop your children off prior to and pick up after service. We are located directly across our enclosed bridge walkway, in Andrews Hall. Interested in helping in the nursery? You may sign-up HERE.Thanks for volunteering!
God's little lambs will begin to learn Scripture with a nurturing, dedicated group of teachers, using age appropriate lessons. We bring the Bible to life and share stories with your little ones in a fun, creative environment.
Children visit a different workshop every Sunday. Over the course of four to five weeks, they will be immersed in a single biblical story as they move through the various workshops and come to know Christ in a whole new way so they may share his light with others.
Tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a video that combines witty slap-stick humor with solid theology.They explore biblical text found throughout the Bible’s greatest stories and grow to understand and connect the narrative arc of the Bible—from Creation to New Creation. Every lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make and Tweens ask questions, make connections, and reflect on what they have learned, as well as create games, art and more.
Every 5th Sunday we have an all church event for Little Lambs, Lighthouse and Connect.
Upcoming Events for Grades K through 4 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
October 14 - All Church School Event: Mad Science "Wacky Science" Program
October 21 - "Wacky Science" presented by Mad Science
October 21 - November 11 - The Greatest Commandment
November 18 - All Church School Event: Jake of Spades: The Magic of Jake Schwartz
November 25 - December 16 - Jesus' Birth through Joseph's Eyes
December 23 and 30 - NO CHURCH SCHOOL
January 6 - January 27 - God's Covenant with Abraham
February 3 - All Church School Event: Morning of Mission, making dinner for Code Blue
February 10 - March 3 - Jesus Walks on Water
March 10 - All Church School Event: Eric from Life Balloons Party Entertainment
March 17 - April 7 - Psalm 23
April 14 - All Church School Event: All Things Easter with face painting, crafts and an Egg Hunt
April 21 - NO CHURCH SCHOOL
April 28 - May 19 - Doubting Thomas
Greatest Commandments Workshop Descriptions:
Storytelling: Using Jesus’ command to “Love your neighbor as yourself” as a springboard for this workshop, children will first discuss what it means to love themselves (in a healthy way) and then discuss how to apply those ideas to loving their neighbors. They will then create an original “book” entitled “Showing God’s Love” that illustrates (either with drawings or text or both) these ideas.
Art: Children will make a prayer quilt as an expression of loving God and loving their neighbor. The quilt may be placed in one of the hallways of Andrews Hall or on a wall in the library.
Cooking: As an expression of The Greatest Commandment, children will bake cookies to share as an act of agape love to a “neighbor”.
Video: K-2: Children will demonstrate their understanding of how their love can be shown to others. They will also discuss the connection between having a neighbor and being a neighbor. 3rd & 4th grade: Children will discuss how, when we meet people who seem different from us, we need to look for the things we have in common and the ways we are alike. All of the children will demonstrate their understanding of how loving God with their whole heart should affect the way they treat everyone.
Who? Club 456 is for all current 4th, 5th & 6th graders. Friends of 456’ers are always welcome and new members can join anytime! We also love our Adult and Teen volunteers, and there are always many opportunities to help!
What? Our motto is food, fun, fellowship and faith! After a quick ice breaker, we jump into short lessons—MINIstries—that address an area of interest to our tweens through games, discussion, activities and art—any creative way to access scripture that is important to their understanding of the world. We then enjoy dinner and dessert in the Celtic Cross Room, where we like to focus on a mission initiative or upcoming event.Then we run, quite literally, to the gym, where we finish with games such as Scatterball, Nine Square, Gaga, etc. and sometimes special contests. IT. IS. SO. MUCH. FUN.
When? Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:15 pm/$5 meal fee for drop ins. We also do field trips and service projects!
5:15-5:30 Sign-in @ Gym
5:35-6:10 Ice Breakers, MINIstry and Discussion @ Teen Room
6:10-6:40 Dinner and Dessert, Minute for Mission, Music @ Celtic Cross Room
6:45-7:15 GAMES!!!!!! @ Gym
Where? Drop off and pick up can be done at the “loop” (the alley behind Andrews Hall where the Gym double doors are), or by entering the main doors of Andrews Hall on Mechanics Street and proceeding down the staircase to the gym.
Why? We believe that learning about God through fun activities aimed at relationship building will create a solid foundation for a life long journey in Christ. Also, to quote the wisdom of Dr. Seuss, “these things are fun and fun is good.”
Registration - Registration begins in August, but you can register any time! You may Register Online or pick up forms in the church office.
Fees - The cost of the program is $60 per semester, $110 for the year when paid in full, or $5 at the door. This fee covers all dinners, recreation, programs and supplies. Scholarships are available. Pay Online Here
Parent Participation - There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the program, depending on your availability and talents. We need volunteers to help facilitate the activities and dinner, and for special field trips and service activities. More than anything, we need a meal volunteer each week to supply dinner and dessert for 20. For more info and to sign up Click Here!
“Jesus said ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” (Matthew 19:14)