"Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people."
(Luke 2:52, NIV)
Alps Road's children's ministry aims to assist parents in teaching their children who Jesus is, to grow up in the knowledge of Him, and ultimately be transformed in His image. We provide fun, Christ-centered activities and opportunities for children through the 5th grade.
INFANTS and TODDLERS -- NURSERY CARE:
The Nursery is open during both Sunday morning services, as well as Sunday school, from 8:40 am to 12:15pm. Caring staff is available fifteen minutes before the start of each service to receive your child in time for you to worship. Your child will be cared for by staff and volunteers who are committed to building relationships through play. Our focus is on caring for your children, so that parents may worship, serve and/or learn. Vibrating pagers are available upon request.
PRESCHOOL and ELEMENTARY CHILDREN:
Sunday Morning Sunday School
10:00 am to 10:45 am for children age four years old through fifth grade.
Sunday Morning Worship
We encourage children to join their parents at the beginning of worship service and later in the service will be dismissed for Kidz Praise. Kidz Praise is an active
Kid-style worship experience that allows children to worship and praise God on their level. Parents may pick their children up following worship.
At the 9:00 am worship service children ages 3 years through 5th grade will be dismissed after the offertory and will meet in the nursery wing classroom. They will enjoy a Bible story and craft.
At the 11 am worship service the children will be dismissed at the conclusion of "Time for Children". Our 4 year old through 1st grade will meet in the nursery wing classroom and will enjoy a Bible Story and craft. Our 2nd through 5th grade children will meet in room 100 (classroom off of the gathering area).
Our Wednesday Evening children's program is held each Wednesday evening for children from age 4 through the 5th grade. The Wednesday evening schedule is:
5:45pm Family Dinner
6:30 to 7:30pm Children Choirs
6:30 - 7:30pm Kidz Club Program
Please note that our 1st—5th graders are still in choir at 6:30. If your child is attending but
is not participating with choir they should join large group time in room 211.
Wednesday Night Kidz Club - 6:30pm (after dinner at 5:45pm) - Our new series “Board Games” uses fun board games to teach kids lessons from the Bible.
Valentine Celebration - We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 13th, during Kidz Club time. The evening will include a devotion, fun games/activities and the exchange of valentines! To make “card giving” easy and a fun experience for everyone, we ask that only the child’s name be signed on the card. Please do not designate who it is for. One box of valentines will be plenty.
Sun., Feb. 3, 10am - Musical rehearsal.
Sun., Feb. 17 - Set Building Day. Several adults/parents needed to help build sets and work on costumes (lots of cutting, a little sewing needed.)
Sunday School - I Wonder - During the Sunday School hour, students will explore their faith through storytelling and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.
Kidz Praise Sundays - 4 year old - 1st Grade Class is offered during both worship services. Students enjoy a bible story with craft.
2nd-5th Grade Class is only offered at the 11am worship service on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday. Students remain in service with parents the 1st Sunday for communion. This fall we’re excited to begin Worship & Wonder where children gather for their own mini-worship.
Worship/Communion Class - As part of our spiritual milestones (benchmarks) 2nd & 3rd graders are taking the worship/communion class during Sunday School this month. Students completing the class, who have been baptized, will be recognized as they share communion with the congregation on World Communion Sunday, October 7.
Wednesday Evenings - 5:45pm-Dinner, Kidz Club-6:30-7:30pm - We will use God’s colors to learn the message of God’s word. Children’s Choirs meet during Kidz Club. Cherub’s (4 years-K) - 6:30pm-6:45pm, Elementary (1st - 5th Grade) - 6:45pm-7:10pm.
Children's Ministry Events
Annual Fall Kickoff
October Fall Festival
Children's Christmas Musical
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
(Palm Sunday afternoon)
Vacation Bible School
Third Grade Bible Presentation - Each fall we present Bibles to our third grade students.
4th Graders Hymnal Presentation - personalized Hymnals are presented to our 4th graders during the month of March.
Worship/Communion Class - A four week session that is offered each fall to our 2nd and 3rd grade students. Children in higher grades are welcome to participate.
Music is offered on Wednesday evenings.
6:15 - 7:00pm Elementary Choir (1st - 5th Grade)
7:00 - 7:15pm Cherub Choir (Ages 4 years through
Children are given the opportunity to worship God through singing in our age appropriate choirs. The children performs in worship services periodically throughout the year. They also perform a Christmas Musical in December.
The children will begin rehearsing for their spring musical, “The Rockslinger and His Greatest Hit,” on Sunday, January 6. Listening CDs, rehearsal schedule and scripts will be available then.
Wednesday Night Kidz Club - We are kicking off a new series called “Board Games” on Wednesday nights, beginning January 9, following 5:45pm dinner. We will use fun board games to teach kids lessons from the Bible.