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"People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.'" - Matthew 10:13-15

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

We offer opportunities for children of all ages. We consider it an honor for us to be able to serve you by caring for your child! Please let us know how we can serve you best.

Why We Do This: To us, caring for your children isn’t babysitting - it’s much more!Each time that a child is given to us to care for, we will be striving to:

  • Help each child feel comfortable, safe, and secure.
  • Help parents feel confident in our caregivers and our facility so they can worship, serve, or study God’s Word without worry.
  • Help each child begin to understand that church is a safe place with loving people.
  • Help each child begin relationships with new friends.

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF OUR CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES, PLEASE CONTACT GAYLE DEJONG, Director of Children AT CHILDREN@VRIESLANDCHURCH.ORG.


SUNDAY TINY TOTS (BIRTH - 1 YEAR)

The Tiny Tots Nursery Program is available at all Sunday services. There are several coordinators who oversee the nursery each week on a rotating schedule.

Tiny Tots — Room 1

Tiny Tots 1 is for children from birth until they begin walking.

Tiny Tots — Room 2

Tiny Tots 2 is for those walking, until they turn two. There are several coordinators who oversee the nursery each week on a rotating schedule.


SUNDAY WEE WORSHIP (2 YEARS - 3)

Wee Worship is for children who have turned two, until they are able to participate in our Walk Out Worship. This is a more structured program with time for play, story, craft, and snack.


SUNDAY MORNING WALK OUT WORSHIP (3 YEARS OLDS-2ND GRADE)

Walk out Worship will be avaiable for all children 3 years old (by the first day of class) through 3rd grade. Dismissal will be about 15-20 minutes into the worship service. Children will be dismissed out of the front and can be picked up in their classrooms at the end of the worship services. These classes meet upstairs.

3's and Pre's - Upstairs in the Red Room

young 5, Kidnergarten and 1st Grade - Upstairs in the Green Room

2nd & 3rd Grade - Upstairs in the Blue Room


SUNDAY MINISTRIES

4th & 5th Grade - Upstairs in the Green Room

6th, 7th and 8th Grade meet Room #3 in the Youth Building

9th - 12th Grade - Youth Room in the Youth Building


WEDNESDAY NIGHT MINISTRIES

Wedensday Night Programs are at 6:30-7:45pm

Pre-School & Kindergarten

Group's Hand On Curriculum for Pre-School, Kindergarten and Young 5's - upstairs in the Red Room

All students Pre-School through GEMS/Cadets will need to check in each Wednesday night. Check in will begin at 6:15pm in the main Lobby. After receiving children tags, please walk them to their clasrooms. Pick up tags will be distributed to each person dropping off and are needed for pick up.  If someone other than the person dropping off will be picking up, just let us know at the check in desk. We will keep the parent portion and whoever is authorized to pick up can stop and get it before heading to the classroom for student pickup. We know this takes more time before and after class, thank you for understanding and following this procedure.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT GEMS

GEMS is for gilrs in 1st-5th/6th grade and meets Wednesday nights at 6:30-7:45pm

6th Grade students have the option of either GEMS, Cadets or Unmanned.

1st Grade GEMS - Upstairs in the Blue Room #3

2nd Grade GEMS - Upstairs in the Orange Room #2

3rd Grade GEMS - Upstairs in the Purple Room #1

4th Grade GEMS - Fellowship Room

5th/6th Grade GEMS - Fellowship Room


WEDNESDAY NIGHT CADETS

Cadets is for boys in 1st-5th/6th Grade and meets on Wednesday Nights at 6:30-7:45pm

2nd-5th/6th Grade Cadets begin and end in Portable #3.

3rd Grade Cadets - Portable #4

4th Grade Cadets - Portable #5

5th Grade Cadets - Portable #6

6th Grade Cadets - Portable #7

The Goal of Cadets is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social) by providing Christian men with a uniquely designed structured program, and materials that they can mentor boys effectively.