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:
Blessing of the Backpacks
Join us during service on Aug. 1 as we bless the backpacks and recognize our teachers! Whether you are in preschool, elementary, middle, high school or even college, please come with your backpack so we can bless you and your new school year.
Children in 5th grade and younger will be escorted to class after the presentation.
Third Grade Bible Presentation
Join us on August 8th during each church service
Email Nichole Hall if you would like for your child to be recognized and presented with a bible.
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.
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.
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. Nursery workers are highly trained CPR and First Aid certified caregivers, and we have developed guidelines, policies, and procedures to reduce the risk of child abuse. We have a Safe Sanctuary policy in place and all volunteers and staff who work with children submit to a background check. We use Parent Pagers so you may easily be contacted in case of emergency. A full Nursery Policies and Procedures handbook is available in the Nursery.
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.
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!
Minister to Children
Children Ages 3 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
Sunday Mornings for Pre-K through 5th grade
Spark! is a whole new Sunday School experience designed just for our youngest disciples. Your kids are going to love this dynamic, interactive, and engaging experience designed to ignite their faith. Come join us!
Fellowship Hall, 10-11am every Sunday
Before the service begins, check in your child(ren) using one of our computer check-in kiosks located near the Fellowship Hall and in the Welcome Center.
Wednesday Nights for Kids
Faith Warriors Wednesday Night Class
Calling all 4th and 5th graders!! Join us for class outside by the Fellowship Hall picnic tables (Area #4). We will meet from 6:30pm-7:30pm each week except during Cherokee County School Breaks. Please bring your bible, a labeled water bottle and a mask. We will be following safety precautions while meeting outside. As we sit down for discussions and our video lesson we ask that you please wear your mask. Parents can park and have their child check in at our cart. We will be checking temperatures before each child can join the group and will have hand sanitizer available. Contact Nichole Hall for questions or further information at email@example.com