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Children & Family Ministries

 

   sleepy frog     Our mission, Grow Faith, Share Hope and Show Love in the Name of Jesus, is evident in our children’s programs.  The bright and cheerful Children’s Wing invites children to come and explore the life and love of Jesus.

We believe:

  • Our role is to partner with parents.
  • Children naturally have a servant’s heart and desire to use their God-given talents.
  • Studying God’s Word builds a strong foundation.
  • Relationships are the key to discipleship.
  • Through prayer and worship, children experience God.

Little Sprouts – Birth through Kindergarten

Infant and Toddler Nursery
We offer a caring, nurturing environment where children can experience God’s love. Nursery is available for infants and toddlers to age 2. The nursery is open during the 9:00 and 10:30 services. Safety and security are a high priority. Each family is asked to leave a cell phone number when they sign in their child. Parents can be contacted quickly anywhere in the building.

Preschool and Kindergarten
Children may attend worship with their parents, through Time with the Children”. Programs for 2-4 year old children include a Bible story and art/craft activity. Our curriculum is colorful, and scripture based. Children learn through play, listening and talking.

Nursery Coordinator
Diane Siegel, provides consistent adult supervision in our nurseries every Sunday. Her familiar face gives our children added comfort and security while they are in our nurseries and gives parents peace of mind in knowing their children are in good hands while they worship.

Elementary – Grades 1-5

Our goal is to build relationships with children and create a loving and safe environment for them to grow and explore their faith. We strive to show the love of Jesus to each child that participates in our programs.

 

Sunday Morning

9:00  during Crosspoint Service
Elementary children attend worship with their families until after Time with the Children. Kid’s Connect is our class for 1st -5th grades where children hear a Bible story including practical application in their own lives. Hands on mission projects and group building activities are included.

10:30 during Sanctuary Service
Elementary children attend worship with their families until after Time with the Children.  Our 1st-3rd grade students have a new exciting curriculum to establish a strong Biblical foundation that is fun and engaging.  Our 4th and 5th grade students will learn through mixed-media and short term studies that relate directly to their particular needs and struggles.

Preschool and Kindergarten children attend worship with their families until after Time with Children. Our Preschool-Kindergarten curriculum includes  Bible story, flannel board story pieces, and a student page with fun activities to  reinforce the lesson.

 

2018 Vacation Bible School

Watch for information about the 2018 Vacation Bible School.

 

Choir Camp
 Watch for information about the 2018 Choir Camp

 

Children’s Music
Music class is a regular part of our Sunday morning program. Children sing, play instruments and prepare to lead worship several times a year. Lissa Ray, Children’s Music Director, leads children 1st- 5th grade.  See more information about our music groups here.

 

Mid-Week Program: JAM (Jesus and Me) Club & JAM Club Jr.
A mid-week program for children 4 yrs. – 5th grade that includes Bible study, crafts, singing, instruments, recreation and a “kid-friendly” dinner. JAM Club Jr. is for 4 year olds – kindergarten. JAM Club is for children in 1-5 grade. They meet on Wednesday night 5:00 – 6:30 in three sessions through the school year.  The next session starts September 20 for 5 weeks.  For more information about this group call Mary Hensey st 931-0243 or email her at . Jam Club Registration Form

 

Children’s Co-op

In the spirit of developing all children to their greatest potential, Northminster Children’s Co-op provides a high quality early childhood program to meet the cognitive, physical and spiritual needs of preschool children and their families.

Philosophy and Mission

We believe that children learn through hands-on experiences that involve them in an active and meaningful way.  Each classroom provides a variety of learning activities that include play-based, center-based, individual and group opportunities which meet each child’s individual needs.  Partnering with parents, we create a warm and caring learning environment where children feel encouraged and safe to discover,  experiment and explore.

The State of Ohio has awarded this program a Five  Star Rating for meeting the quality benchmarks established by the Department of Job and Family Services.  Step Up To Quality is a five star quality rating system created to recognize and promote early care and education programs that meet quality benchmarks over and above minimum health and safety licensing standards.

Hours and Days of Operation

9:30 – 1:00           Monday  Wednesday  Friday       2 – 4 year olds

9:30 – 1:00           Tuesday and Thursday                  3– 5 year olds

Interested families are encouraged to contact the Co-op by calling  931-0243 or emailing .

To learn more about the Co-op visit their website www.northminstercoop.weebly.com.