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Our Kids Ministry is about connecting kids to Jesus, nurturing every child to know the unconditional love of God, and growing spiritually in a welcoming environment.

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Parent resources

It Starts at Home.
The Church + Home = Greater Impact

We believe that two combined influences make a greater impact than just two individual influences. Our goal is to provide great resources for our parents with encouragement to shape their kids' faith formation. You aren't alone - We are here for you!

Parent Resources
A Checklist for a successful school year.
Back to School Plan for Your Family

Other Resources
Christ United Kids Spotify Playlist
Kids At Home Sermon Notes 
SOAP Study Pages for Kids

For Resources on How to Talk to Your Kids about Race, visit the NextGen Page

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Nursery

Safe and loving childcare is offered at all worship services.

Starting Sunday September 6th, safe and loving childcare is offered at the 9am and 11am Sunday morning worship services for children birth – 2 years old.

We are taking extra precautions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this season, parents of 0 - 2 years old will have designated parking spots on the North Side (playground side) of the building near the kid’s wing awning. (For detailed information on drop off and pick-up procedures, check out the Drop Off/ Pick-up & Security Tab below). We ask that only one parent bring your child into the building to their classroom. This parent will then proceed out of kids wing to their preferred worship service.

  • Both 9 am and 11 am services will offer Nursery from birth – 2 years old.
  • There will be NO programming for Nursery on Wednesday nights. Please make sure to pre-register your child for the nursery.
Preschool: 3’s - Kindergarten

Starting Sunday, September 6th 

  • 9 am service – Nursery for 0 - 2 years old only. No programming for Preschool –K5.
  • 11 am service – All New Experience for Preschool 3K – Kindergarten!
  • During this time preschool kids will engage in WONDER, an exciting and interactive video experience followed up by age-specific worship, crafts and games to solidify the Bible point for the day! (For a preview of this video experience, visit This Week’s Resources Tab above). Your children will be kept in their small groups during this season as an increased safety measure.
  • Please make sure you pre-register your child for the 11 o’clock Preschool Experience.
  • At this time, there will be NO programming for Preschool on Wednesday nights.
  • Did you miss this Sunday or are you worshiping online? Find our full programming  above in our "This Week's Resources" tab above. Each week, our resources are updated on Monday.
  • Check out our parent’s resources tab for quick tips on how to continue the faith conversations we have started with your child!
Elementary: 1st – 3rd grade

Starting Sunday, September 6th

  • 11 am service  All New Experience for Elementary 1st - 3rd grade!
  • During this time, your children will engage in an all new way of learning the Bible. Through an age-specific, engaging video Bible teaching along with FUN worship, games and crafts, your child will learn key Biblical lessons each week. Your children will be kept in their small groups during this season as an increased safety measure. 
  • At this time, there will be NO programming for 1st – 3rd grade during 9 am Worship or on Wednesday nights.
  • Did you miss this Sunday or are you worshiping online? Find our full programming  above in our "This Week's Resources" tab above. Each week, our resources are updated on Monday.
  • Check out our parent’s resources tab for quick tips on how to continue the faith conversations we have started with your child! 
  • Please make sure you pre-register your child for the 11 o’clock Elementary Experience.

 

 4th & 5th grade

Starting Wednesday September 9th

  • ALL NEW 4th and 5th Experience on Wednesday Nights!
    • 6 - 7 pm
    • Drop off and pick up under Kids’ Wing Awning
    • Pre-Register for Chick-Fil-A Box Dinner (Check Your Email)
  • We are very excited to have an All New Curriculum formulated specifically for this Tween age! We believe this is an extremely formative age in faith development and we are excited to be able to target Biblical teaching on a 4th and 5th grade level! Your children will be kept in their small groups during this season as an increased safety measure.
  • Check out our parent’s resources tab for quick tips on how to continue the faith conversations we have started with your student! 
  • Did you miss this Sunday or are you worshiping online? Find our full programming  above in our "This Week's Resources" tab above. Each week, our resources are updated on Monday.
  • There will be no programming for 4th and 5th grade on Sunday mornings. 4th and 5th graders are invited to attend worship with their families.
drop off/pick up & Security

Sunday Morning Parking 

Drop Off Procedure
0 - 2 years old will have designated parking spots on the North Side (playground side) of the building near the kid’s wing awning. We ask that only one parent bring your child into the building to their classroom. This parent will then proceed out of kids wing to their preferred worship serviceClick here for a parking map.

3K – 3rd grade must be dropped off – Please follow the signs to drop your child off under the awning. Then, park your car and come into the building through the main worship entrances. 

Pick Up Procedure 

0 - 2 years old 

  • One parent must show security sticker at North Great Hall entrance and will be allowed onto the hall to pick up their child.
  • If you have children who are older, you may pick them up at this time as well.

3K - 3rd grade

  • Parents will leave worship, go to their car, and enter the pick-up line (same as drop off-line).
  • We will work hard to make this efficient and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we are excited to get your kids back in church. 

Wednesday Nights
4th & 5th graders will be dropped off and picked up under the Kids’ Wing Awning. Drop off will begin at 5:50 pm; Pickup will be at 7pm.

 

Safety Measures 

COVID-19 Precautions 

  • Mask Policy - Current CDC Guidelines suggest that all children 3 and above wear a mask. Christ United’s policy is that masks will be required for children K-5 and above. However, we strongly suggest following the CDC’s recommendation for 3 and 4-year-olds.
  • We will not be taking temperatures on site so please keep your child at home if they have a temperature.
  • All volunteers and staff on the kids’ wing will wear a mask at all times.

General Safety Measures 
At Christ United, the security and safety of our kids is our highest priority. 

  • First Time Visitors – Please complete a visitor card and fill out a security sticker. Look for someone in a gray Kids Ministry apron to help get you started.
  • Children are checked in by a parent/guardian on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights by a sticker system. One sticker is placed on the child, and the parent retains the pickup receipt sticker. The receipt sticker must be presented before a child will be released to the parent/guardian.
  • All leaders complete an application process which includes a background check, application, and references. 
  • A security guard is present in the children’s wing on Sunday mornings and on campus on Wednesday nights. Once Wednesday night is in session, outside doors remain locked until pick up. 
Serve in Kids Ministry

We are always looking for invested and engaged people to be a part of our team!

In which area are you gifted?

Nursery – serve 1 time a month

Preschool – serve once or twice a month

Elementary – serve twice a month

Wednesday nights – serve weekly during school year; or hospitality once a month

Not Sure? That's okay! Contact Us and we would love to get to know you and get you plugged in.

Forms

Download Kids Ministry Volunteer Application
Download Background Consent Form

Contact Us 

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