Children's Ministry

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Ministry Mission:

To help children discover and develop a living relationship with Jesus Christ by providing Christian education, spiritual guidance, and an understanding of the basic doctrine of our faith.  We will fulfill our mission by creating family ministries that promote parental and community involvement, encourage consistent communication, address challenging issues, and build Christian values so children “….will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31  

Upcoming Children's Ministry Events:

Save the Date: Trunk or Treat 

October 27th from 5:30-7:30pm

Join us in Sunday School! (All ages, bring mask and water bottle)

PreK-Kindergarten Sunday School:  Children will participate in a bible lesson, activities and games during class. We plan to meet outside, weather permitting. Children must be potty trained. 

Parents, please check in your child with one of the Sunday School leaders at the Nursery Playground gate. 

Younger Elementary Sunday School:  Children will participate in a bible lesson, activities and games during class. We plan to meet outside, weather permitting. This class is appropriate for children in First-Second Grades. Please bring a mask and a labeled water bottle.  

Parents, please check in your child with one of the Sunday School leaders at the picnic tables beside the Fellowship Hall. 

Older Elementary Sunday School:  Children will participate in a bible lesson, activities and games during class. We plan to meet outside, weather permitting. 

Please bring a mask and a labeled water bottle.  Parents, please check in your child with one of the Sunday School leaders at the pavilion.

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Children With Special Needs

We believe God has given us a wonderful and unique opportunity to support families by providing a safe, loving, Christ-focused program for special needs children while parent(s) and siblings attend worship, Sunday School, and serve at Hickory Flat Church.  

 

Child Safety

We put children first. Hickory Flat Church wants you to know that your child is safe with our workers and volunteers.We believe that a church should be a safe place for all children and youth. We have leaders and teachers who are certified CPR and First Aid certified caregivers in each of the classroom areas. We have a Safe Sanctuary policy in place and all volunteers and staff who work with children submit to a background check and training. 

Service Opportunities For Children

Children learn to be servants by serving. During regular Sunday and Wednesday ministries, the children have many opportunities to serve through small mission projects. Vacation Bible School week always highlights a specific outreach mission opportunity.

 

Acolytes

Children in second through fifth grade may be trained to serve as acolytes during the 11am worship service. Acolytes light the candles at the beginning of the worship time and extinguish them at the end. Training usually occurs at the beginning of the school year. Watch for announcements.

You can always contact us with any other questions or ideas! We look forward to being in ministry with your children and family!

Children Ages 4 and Younger

We foster age-appropriate Christian awareness through stories, crafts and songs. We have nurseries designed to prepare each age with sound principles about God’s love and God’s creation.

Nursery care is available for children ages 3 years and younger:

During both Sunday morning worship celebrations and Sunday school.

Wednesday nights for parents attending classes or volunteering in Wednesday evening programming.

Special church-wide activities and meetings check with us for arrangements

Contact Connie Klements for questions or further information at cklements@hickoryflat.org

Sunday Mornings for Pre-K - 5th grade 

Our lessons are designed for our youngest disciples! Your kids will enjoy being a part of the lesson through skits, dancing, games, crafts and more!

 

Classes meet in the Education Wing across from the Fellowship Hall. Check in with leaders in Room E6 for our large group class. 

 

For first time visitors, please register your children with Connie in the Welcome Area.

Wednesday Nights for Kids

Calling all Pre-K and 5th graders!!

 

Classes meet 6:30-7:30 pm, August - May (except during CCSD breaks).

 

Please bring your bible, a labeled water bottle and a mask. We will be following safety precautions and  meeting outside when possible.

Children in PreK-3rd Grade meet in the Education Wing for Music and Bible classes. The kids will be divided into small groups based on their ages/grade level. 

 

Our music class will practice for special performances throughout the year and children will be able to perform in services on specified dates.

 

The Faith Warrior Group, 4th-5th Graders,  will also meet in the Education Wing. Our older kids have their own class and not only dig deeper into the bible but will also discuss current social topics and issues they may face in their daily lives.

 

The Faith Warriors will also have some extra off-campus outings throughout the year and will end the year with a Spring Retreat. Dates and locations TBD.

Contact Nichole Hall for questions or further information at nhall@hickoryflat.org