Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Infants & Toddlers
Infant and toddler nursery rooms are available during both Sunday services for infants to 3 year old children. The rooms open 15 minutes before service and close 15 minutes after the last Sunday service. Children are cared for by church volunteers who will contact parents if needed by cell phone. One way window viewing is available in both rooms, so parents can check on their child without being seen by the child. During this formative years, we focus on helping children know God’s love and meet God’s family while we embrace their physical needs.
We offer group learning during both Sunday services for 3-5 year olds designed to build a solid moral and spiritual foundation. Children are provided an opportunity to play, do a craft, have a snack and teachers encourage children to pray with them and answer questions from Bible stories. We want children to know and feel God’s love as well as connect with their church family.
We offer a worship and learning program during both Sunday service hours for elementary children (K-3rd grade) designed to build a solid moral character and begin their faith foundation. Kids will experience God’s family in their age-appropriate Small Groups and then learn to praise God in the energy-filled Large Group worship time. The lessons engage their interests while help them learn to trust God’s character.
- Kids Praise Choir – Children learn new songs to share in “big church”, play handbells or prepare special musicals to share with the congregation.
- Acts of Service – Children are given the opportunity to serve their church, community, and world through a variety of service projects.
OTHER CHILDREN PROGRAMS:
Easter Worship and Egg Hunt:
Emmanuel’s Easter Egg Hunt for 2018 will be Saturday, March 31st following the 4:00 pm Worship service. All children are welcome in the worship service and childcare will be provided in the Nursery for ages 3 and below.
Children will hunt for eggs with a “hunting bag” with a color on it. This is the color egg the child is looking for. Their goal is to find 12 of those color empty eggs. They will then proceed to the check-out table and get their goody bag!
Included in the goody bag are instructions and symbols to make their own set of Resurrection Eggs as well as TOYS and CANDY!
Each child is also allowed to find one GOLDEN EGG. Those children who find a golden egg will receive an extra prize.
We ask that you please register your child so we can prepare for how many hunters we will have.
Trunk or Treat
In the fall members of the congregation decorate their cars and pass out candy. In 2017, we started the kids off in our Family Life Center with a bounce house, games, and food. The children then lined up and went through 24 cars decorated as everything from a beach complete with a mermaid to a car similar to Lightning McQueen.
Christmas is always a time of wonder and amazement and children are told about the birth of Jesus. Kids went home this last year with a bag filled with goodies, a new story of Jesus booklet, puzzle, candy and more.