Children’s Ministry | The Coming Hope

 

The Coming Hope -Kids’ Edition is our special three week in-person children’s Christmas programming for ages 1 year through 5th grade at 9:00 am.  During this interactive worship hour our kids will learn that Jesus was the promised Hope and is our true hope this Christmas season.  Along with learning about how Jesus’ birth fulfilled the prophecy of a Messiah and the wonder of His birth, we will make a different ornament each week and play some hilarious Christmas games.

Kids’ Worship will include music, games, hands-on activities and crafts.

What Ages:  In person programming will be provided for kids ages 1 year (born Nov. 2019 or earlier) through 5th grade.  The activities and teaching for each age group is developed based upon levels of biblical learning and consistent with current safety standards.

Where:  Kids’ ministry will occupy both large group worship areas of the Family Life Center during this program on Sunday mornings.

Safety Guidelines:  We will have safety and cleaning protocols in place consistent with current health guidelines.  Some of the protocols include:

  • Asking parents to take child to the bathroom prior to attending the programming.
  • Having children use hand sanitizer as they enter the program and during the program when using any shared items.
  • Encouraging physical distancing as much as possible within the facility and program.
  • Pre-printing nametags for those who have made reservations.
  • Following established well-child policy for participation in the program.
  • Frequent cleaning of any high touch areas or items.
  • Alternating rooms between hours for youngest age group.
  • Asking that no personal items other than a Bible be brought into children’s programming. For our Early Childhood friends, please place diaper(s), pacifier, bottle or cup in gallon size ziplock bag (some are available at check in) with child’s name on the bag and the items.  Care instruction sheet can be placed in bag. No diaper bags or car seats will be allowed into the children’s Fellowship Group rooms at this time.
  • Strongly encouraging masks for volunteers when they are actively interacting with kids and cannot maintain social distancing.

Reservations:  Reservations are highly encouraged to allow us to pre-print name tags and security tags and to help us assure we have adequate resourcesfor all kids.  Weekly reservations can be made below!

Check In/Drop Off: 

  • Drop off/check in is available 10 minutes prior to each service (and no earlier) to allow for cleaning and transitions.
  • If possible, please have only one parent/guardian drop off and pick up children in order to help us limit the congestion in hallways and limit the number of people in each space. If possible, please do not bring older siblings or other children with you to drop off/pick up children.
  • If child has reservation, pick up your child’s pre-printed nametag and security tag at the table in the hallway of the Family Life Center. If you do not have a reservation, please see check in ambassador who will print a nametag for your child.
  • Please have your child use the restroom and wash their hands prior to coming into their designated room. Otherwise, please have child use hand sanitizer before entering their designated room.
  • Please do not bring any personal items other than a Bible into children’s programming. For our Early Childhood friends, please place diaper(s), pacifier, bottle or cup in gallon size ziplock bag (some are available at check in) with child’s name on the bag and the items.  Care instruction sheet can be placed in bag. No diaper bags or car seats will be allowed into the children’s Fellowship Group rooms at this time.

Online Resources:  We realize that some families are not yet returning to in person services and we want to help those parents build a faith foundation in their kids.  Each week we will make online resources available to provide parents an opportunity to build into their kids.  Resources will be available on the parent page of the church website – fellowshipkc.com.