Church at Home

During these unique times, we want to encourage you to keep attending church as a family…at home!

For adults, that can be as easy as tuning in to the live stream Facebook Live.

But what does it look like to have Children’s Ministries virtually?

 

  • Join our Children’s Ministries Facebook group for weekly updates, fun and family engagement
  • Go Live! with us by participating in our “Children’s Ministries Live” Zoom call at 4 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Stay informed with our weekly Children’s Enews (Emailed out on Wednesdays)
  • Use these tips for Children’s Ministries while social distancing.
  • Use the links below to worship together at home as a family with age appropriate Bible lessons and videos

With these resources, you can participate in Children’s Ministries from wherever you are!

 

First Look – Preschoolers

Based on three simple, but powerful, truths, the entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate from Kindergarten they know these three basic truths:

God Made Me

God Loves Me

Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

 

 

Toddlers and 2s

 

3-4-K

 

 

252 Kids – Grades 1-5

Dedicated to helping children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship, it is designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every elementary-age child:

• I need to make the wise choice. (Wisdom)

• I can trust God no matter what. (Faith)

• I should treat others the way I want to be treated. (Friendship)

 

1st – 4th Grade

 

5th Grade

 

Questions? Contact Kristin!

Children’s Ministries Resources While Social Distancing

The children’s team has compiled some tools and information that might be helpful for you as your family navigates the days and weeks ahead.

 

Sunday videos and lesson plans for your family to continue using our curriculum with church at home will be sent out each week in our Children’s Ministries E-news. Complete this form and select the Children’s Ministries box.

 

We will be sharing some ways to virtually interact as a church family while we are physically separated in our Children’s Ministries Facebook group.

 

The Parent Cue blog from our friends at Orange (the curriculum we use on Sundays) shared a great post about managing fear and anxiety during a health pandemic.

 

The creator of our Wednesday night curriculum, Go!, posted a message for kids about Coronavirus.

 

Our friends at Illustrated Ministry are offering free, faith formation resources for all ages.

 

This article is about parenting well in the midst of a pandemic.

 

Free Faith-based videos for kids at Crossroads Kid’s Club

 

Bible verses to share with kids about courage

 

Tips for teaching kids at home due to the Coronavirus

 

Anxiety Conversation Guides – helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Download these Preschool or Elementary resources to find tips and practical ways to help your children.

 

Top Books for kids to read while stuck inside

 

PBS on how to talk to you kids about what is going on.

 

Resources not only on the virus but also on overall good health habits from Sesame Street

 

A well written article on COVID-19 from Healthy Children

 

Homeschooling Tips for amateurs

 

 

Need prayer? Let us know!

Have ideas or stories to share? We’d love to hear them in our Children’s Ministries Facebook group!

VBS 2020 Suspended Indefinitely

VBS 2020 Suspended Indefinitely

With the suspension of all Hyde Park activities for the foreseeable future,
we have suspended VBS registrations until further notice.

The VBS that’s just the ticket!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 22-26, 2020 

 

*Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have extended programming (until 3 p.m.) Tuesday and Thursday during VBS

 

Choo! Choo! Rocky Railway is an epic summer event that will put kids on track to trust in Jesus. Kids will explore Jesus’ power and learn how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. It will be another incredible week together full of Bible discoveries, interactive activities, rockin’ music and faith-filled fun with our friends!

Adult and Youth volunteer registration is now open!

Registration for church families begins March 8 and for the general community begins in April.  

Have questions? Ask us here or contact the Ministry Offices at 813.253.5388.

General Volunteer Information

Our goal is to reach 300 children with God’s love at Rocky Railway VBS. We can’t reach that goal without you.

How can you help?
Sign up to serve at this year’s VBS and help kids discover that Jesus pulls us through!

Who: Volunteers! Rising 7th graders – adults
When: June 22-26, 9 a.m. – noon.
Why: To share God’s love and help kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Whether you want to serve in the months leading up to VBS or the week of, behind the scenes or on stage, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule and your interests.

Click here to learn more about the serving opportunities at Rocky Railway VBS

Register as an Adult or Youth Volunteer

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER WHEN REGISTERING.  Our forms are no longer recognized by Explorer and you may encounter issues if using Edge or Chrome.

Adult volunteers (18 years of age by June 1, 2020 or older) sign up here. If you are new to serving with us or haven’t done a Background Check in the last three years, you will need to complete the form and return to Emily Nelson.

Youth volunteers (in rising Grades 7-12 for the 2020-2021 school year, max age 17) sign up here.  (If 18 years or older by June 1, 2020, please fill out our adult volunteer form.)

Not sure where you want to serve or what’s involved with each role? Learn more here.

Mini-VBS and Nursery care is available for children of volunteers. This is not a drop-off program but reserved for those volunteering.

Volunteer Training

Thank you for hopping aboard and serving at ROCKY RAILWAY VBS!

Please mark your calendar for our mandatory VBS Volunteer Training on

Tuesday, June 9 at 5:45 p.m.

In the Harnish Activities Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (childcare available in the nursery).

Click here to RSVP for training

  • This year’s training has been re-designed as a fun and interactive experience. This event will be just the ticket to VBS 2020! Complimentary dinner and VBS swag!  Please make every effort to attend so you are best prepared.

 

  • For those that absolutely cannot attend the main training on June 9, we will be offering a make-up training on Sunday, June 21, at 10:45 a.m. (No meal provided).

Childcare is available in the nursery during training with an RSVP

Click here to RSVP for training

Parking for VBS volunteers: There are six (6) lots owned by Hyde Park for parking – please refer to map. Our Main Training (June 9) is in building #5 and the other training (June 21) will be held in building #4.

VBS 2020 Suspended Indefinitely

Vacation Bible School 2020

The VBS that’s just the ticket!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 22-26, 2020 

 

*Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have extended programming (until 3 p.m.) Tuesday and Thursday during VBS

 

Choo! Choo! Rocky Railway is an epic summer event that will put kids on track to trust in Jesus. Kids will explore Jesus’ power and learn how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. It will be another incredible week together full of Bible discoveries, interactive activities, rockin’ music and faith-filled fun with our friends!

 

Adult and Youth volunteer registration is now open!

Registration for church families begins March 8 and for the general community begins in April.  

Have questions? Ask us here or contact the church office at 813-253-5388.

General Volunteer Information

Our goal is to reach 300 children with God’s love at Rocky Railway VBS. We can’t reach that goal without you.

How can you help?
Sign up to serve at this year’s VBS and help kids discover that Jesus pulls us through!

Who: Volunteers! Rising 7th graders – adults
When: June 22-26, 9 a.m. – noon.
Why: To share God’s love and help kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Whether you want to serve in the months leading up to VBS or the week of, behind the scenes or on stage, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule and your interests.

Click here to learn more about the serving opportunities at Rocky Railway VBS

Register as an Adult or Youth Volunteer

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER WHEN REGISTERING.  Our forms are no longer recognized by Explorer and you may encounter issues if using Edge or Chrome.

Adult volunteers (18 years of age by June 1, 2020 or older) sign up here. If you are new to serving with us or haven’t done a Background Check in the last three years, you will need to complete the form and return to Emily Nelson.

Youth volunteers (in rising Grades 7-12 for the 2020-2021 school year, max age 17) sign up here.  (If 18 years or older by June 1, 2020, please fill out our adult volunteer form.)

Not sure where you want to serve or what’s involved with each role? Learn more here.

Mini-VBS and Nursery care is available for children of volunteers. This is not a drop-off program but reserved for those volunteering.

Registration for children 4 and up

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER WHEN REGISTERING.  Our forms are no longer recognized by Explorer and you may encounter issues if using Edge or Chrome. 

AGES: Four (4) years old* – through rising 6th grade *Camper must be their required age by June 1, 2020

COST:

  • 4 years – rising 4th grade:
    • $50 per child
  • Rising 5th & 6th graders (includes lunch and extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday)
    • $75 per child
  • Mini-VBS (for 2 and 3 year old children of volunteers)
    • $30 per child

Camper Registration Forms:

  • Mini-VBS (2 and 3 year olds): Register here
  • 4, 5 Year-Olds and Kindergarten: Register here
  • Rising Grades 1 and 2: Register here
  • Rising Grades 3 and 4: Register here
  • Rising Grades 5 and 6: Register here

 

Volunteer Training

Thank you for hopping aboard and serving at ROCKY RAILWAY VBS!

Please mark your calendar for our mandatory VBS Volunteer Training on

Tuesday, June 9 at 5:45 p.m.

In the Harnish Activities Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (childcare available in the nursery).

Click here to RSVP for training

  • This year’s training has been re-designed as a fun and interactive experience. This event will be just the ticket to VBS 2020! Complimentary dinner and VBS swag!  Please make every effort to attend so you are best prepared.

 

  • For those that absolutely cannot attend the main training on June 9, we will be offering a make-up training on Sunday, June 21, at 10:45 a.m. (No meal provided).

Childcare is available in the nursery during training with an RSVP

Click here to RSVP for training

Parking for VBS volunteers: There are six (6) lots owned by Hyde Park for parking – please refer to map. Our Main Training (June 9) is in building #5 and the other training (June 21) will be held in building #4.

VBS 2020 Suspended Indefinitely

VBS 2020 Volunteer First Priority Registration

Thank you for serving with us at VBS ROCKY RAILWAY!

To show our appreciation for your willingness to serve, please use these links to register your camper(s) before registration officially opens to the church community.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER WHEN REGISTERING.  Our forms are no longer recognized by Explorer and you may encounter issues if using Edge or Chrome.

AGES: Four (4) years old* – through rising 6th grade *Camper must be their required age by June 1, 2020

COST:

  • 4 years – rising 4th grade:
    • $50 per child
  • Rising 5th & 6th graders (includes lunch and extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday)
    • $75 per child
  • Mini-VBS (for 2 and 3 year old children of volunteers)
    • $30 per child

Camper Registration Forms:

  • Mini-VBS (2 and 3 year olds): Register here
  • 4, 5 Year-Olds and Kindergarten: Register here
  • Rising Grades 1 and 2: Register here
  • Rising Grades 3 and 4: Register here
  • Rising Grades 5 and 6: Register here

Please do not share this information as it is for registered volunteers only. 

Ash Wednesday and Lent with Children’s Ministries

Ash Wednesday and Lent with Children’s Ministries

 

Club 45 and Zone will be attending the Ash Wednesday service on Feb 26.

Here’s what you need you need to know:

*Arrive early. Check your child in and escort them to the Courtyard by 6:25 p.m. We will sit together as a group up front (parents are welcome to sit with us!)
*To help prepare the kids for this reverent worship service, please talk to your child about their expected behavior during worship.
*During the service, ashes are placed in the sign of the cross on our forehead as a symbol of Jesus’ love for us.
*Dismissal is at 8 p.m. (Zone from Wesley Center Rooms 306/7; Club 45 from the Harnish Activities Center). If you’d like to sign out your child immediately following the service, please do so with one of their leaders before leaving with your child.

 

And Join us in the Children’s Ministries Facebook group as we begin a journey of 40 Acts of Lenten Love for Families.

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