Children [The Grove]
The Grove: Children's Ministry at Faith
The Grove, our ministry to kids at Faith, exists to partner with parents in leading kids to a growing relationship with Jesus. We know that parenting is hard. And it's even harder on your own. That is why we want to help parents rely on the grace of God, find encouragement and wisdom from each other, and work together to apply the gospel to our parenting. We also want to provide opportunities throughout the year for you and your kids to invite their friends so that more and more families might meet Jesus and find community.
Nursery [birth to age 3]
Our nursery is divided into two rooms: an infant room and a 2 & 3 year old room. It is a safe and carefully staffed environment where we consider it a privilege to care for your children. Nursery is available during the 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM services, as well as during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 AM.
We also provide a Mother/Baby Room with a changing table, gliders, and a comfortable couch for mothers to have a quiet, private place to nurse or sit with their child. Audio from the service can be heard in the Mother/Baby Room.
For more info about Faith's Nursery, please email Brenda Hicks, Nursery Director, at email@example.com.
Sunday School is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM. There are classes for every age group that are led by loving and qualified teachers to teach the Bible, pray for kids and help them understand how Jesus loves them.
Children's Church is available for ages 4 through 1st grade during the 11:00 AM service. After music and singing, there will be an announcement when it is time to dismiss children for Children's Church.
FAITH FUN FRIDAYS
Fun Fridays are 2 times/ month during the school year from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM for Pre-School age and younger. An early bird option is available from 8 AM - 9 AM for an additional $5/child. Fun Friday provides a morning of themed fun in a class with other kids their age and a morning away for mom. The 2019-2020 Fun Friday schedule is:
September 6: ABC/123
September 20: Go Dawgs!
October 4: Out of this World!
October 18: Fuzzy Monsters
November 1: People in Your Neighborhood
November 15: Down on the Farm
December 6: Polar Express
January 10: Frozen
January 24: Hibernation and Bears, oh my! (Pajama Day)
February 7: Safari Storybook Adventures
February 21: Dinosaurs are Dynamite
March 6: Let's Lego with Buzz and Woody!
March 20: Pirates & Mermaids
April 17: A Bug's Life
Cost is $25 per child, $45 for a family of 2, and $55 for a family of 3 or more. Please register by NOON on the day before Fun Friday. You can register by calling the church office or emailing Julie Bowker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAITH FAMILY FUN EVENTS
A number of times a year The Grove hosts events that you can enjoy with your kids and invite neighbors, friends and family to come as well. These include the Fall Festival every October, Easter Celebration Egg Hunt/ Breakfast and Vacation Bible School every June.
Playgroup is held weekly on Monday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the playground or in the nursery, depending on weather. Fellowship with other parents while your children play! A few times a year, we have a special breakfast and presentation on a relevant topic for the moms; childcare is provided. For more information, contact Julia Dobish at email@example.com.
This class happens once a quarter during the Sunday School hour [9:45-10:45AM]. They feature different speakers focused on a different topic each time and include a time of learning, discussion with other parents and provide resources for you as you navigate the challenging role of parenting.
For more info, or if you are interested in serving in The Grove, email Steven Brooks, Associate Pastor to Students and Children, at firstname.lastname@example.org.