Adventure Kids

For children birth through 5th grade

adventurekids_logoFor more information about any of our children’s offerings, please contact our children’s ministry coordinator, Ellen Griffin. We offer the following programming for children on Sundays at 9:35 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.  unless otherwise stated.

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING:

Stepping Stones
Nursery for children ages birth-2 years. Find out more.

Foothills
Preschool-aged children learn through music, Bible stories and small group activities that God made them, God loves them and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

BaseCamp
For children K-5th grade. Includes a large group gathering for worship and teaching and a small group time with leaders. Children learn three basic truths: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Children’s Church
During our 11:00 service, children in preschool-2nd grade will start off in worship with their families but have the option to leave for the second half of the service. Volunteers guide children through a lesson and activities based on the sermon in a time designed for preschool and lower elementary. Alternatively, children can remain in worship for its entirety. We encourage our 3rd-5th graders to remain in worship with their parents. Please check in children before worship at the computer outside the nursery, at the Crossroads welcome desk, or in the DC lobby.

MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES:

Sonshine Singers: for preschool children (during 9:35 Sunday programming).

Children’s Choirs: for children in grades K-5. Find out more.

Children’s Handbells: bell choir for children in grades 3-5. Find out more.

SMALL GROUPS:

IMPACT: Missions for Kids, Date Night for Parents!
Children in grades K-5 are led by our youth (grades 6-12) to learn what it means to make an IMPACT in the community and world through fellowship, dinner and a mission project. This quarterly event is held on a Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the CLC gym. Cost is $10 per child ($25 max per family). Registration is required. Email Ellen Griffin for more information. Your money covers the cost of dinner, project supplies, and also supports youth ministries. Future dates for IMPACT will be announced online and in the bulletin.

Relay Exchange
Mothers intentionally connect with their daughters in a small group setting. Combines relationship and skill building with leadership training and Bible study. For elementary-aged girls and their moms. Small groups meet monthly in members’ homes.

3rd-5th Grade Ministry
Discipleship ministry that helps build faith practices such as prayer, scripture study and service, and fellowship. Optional dinner offered.  Registration required. Wednesdays, bi-weekly, January-May, 6:15-7:45 p.m., CLC. For more information, contact Stuart and Lisa Hall.

Can You Relate? A Bible Study for Girls
For girls in 3rd-5th grade. Meet bi-weekly beginning in February for a study based on the book Can You Relate?, in which best-selling author Vicki Courtney offers advice on handling and growing relationships with your parents, friends, boys and everyone who fills your day. For more information, contact Melissa Daniel.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Family Easter Experience
Saturday, March 24, 10-11:30 a.m., The Peak
An interactive event that guides the entire family through the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. Afterwards, children up to age 11 are invited to an Easter egg hunt. Contact Ellen Griffin or Norma Wallace for more information.

Vacation Bible School
Sunday-Thursday evenings, June 24-28, The Peak
Sunday-Thursday evenings, Aug. 5-9, Apex UMC
Monday-Friday mornings, Aug. 6-10, Apex UMC
This year’s theme is AMPED: Live Fully Alive! Children ages 3 through 5th grade will spend a week diving into the Bible to learn about WHY and HOW God made us to live fully alive! We’ll have so much crazy fun doing activities and games that reinforce our daily bottom lines – all pointing back to the idea that God wants us to live in confidence because we can believe that what he says is true! Contact Ellen Griffin or Norma Wallace for more information.

CHILDREN’S NEWS

WIGGLE SUNDAY! On Sunday, Dec. 31, there will be no children’s Sunday School or Children’s Church. We will welcome our children to participate in worship with their whole church family. All are encouraged to use this opportunity to help teach our children the importance of worshipping as a church family! Nursery will be provided as usual.

PARENTS OF 3rd-5th GRADERS: In January, we are starting a discipleship ministry for all 3rd-5th grade students. The program will help children build faith practices such as prayer, scripture study and service, along with providing opportunities to establish friendships with one another and with other families. An informational meeting for parents and students will be held Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in DC 300. Contact Stuart Hall or Lisa Hall for more information.

FIND OUT MORE

ORANGE TV
Find out about what your kids are learning this month.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS QUIZ
Do you know what your spiritual gift is? (You may have been given more than one!) Find out more…

BAPTISM CLASSES
If you are considering baptizing your child, we invite you to meet with Pastor Amie Stewart and learn about our baptismal covenant. Contact Amie to schedule a time to meet.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is for boys in 1st-5th grade who are looking for fellowship and adventure. We meet Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the CLC. Come join us! Contact Warren Fields.