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
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
Questions? Contact Kristin!
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
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
- 4 years – rising 4th grade:
- Rising 5th & 6th graders (includes lunch and extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday)
- Mini-VBS (for 2 and 3 year old children of volunteers)
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.
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.