Our Children and Families Ministry Program provides a safe, nurturing environment where every child knows how much God loves them.  Bible stories reinforce the idea that God is with us, cares for us, and through Jesus, shows us how to love one another.  All families are encouraged and supported in their own faith journey.

kids

@ The GROVE

creation station

Sunday morning program during worship

preschool and kindergarten

Supervised playtime, Bible story, snack, and craft.  Children begin in room 102 at 9:00 or 10:30 at start of worship.


elementary

First through 5th graders attend ten minutes of worship at 9:00 or 10:30 with their families.  They are dismissed for Creation Station to room 204 for a Bible lesson and hands-on activities.

milestones

family activities and blessing

At these annual activities, children learn about their faith and take on new responsibilities including leading the Lord’s Prayer and serving communion.  Milestone families are blessed during worship and children are celebrated for taking a new step. See link at page bottom for a list of milestone dates.

 

This Is My Church – Preschool

My Bible - Kindergarten

We Worship! – First Grade

Prayer Paths – Second Grade

Baptized in the Spirit – Third Grade

Communion – Fourth Grade

Serve Others – Fifth Grade

nursery & childcare

Sunday morning and weeknight

nursery care - 6 weeks through 2 years

Nursery care provided by a certified nanny on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 11:40 am.  After signing in your child, you will receive a pager.

 

childcare

With a focus on the needs of busy families, during various weeknight meetings and groups, the church provides childcare so parents can fully participate.  Events with childcare will be noted on the news and events page.

children's choir

faithful music for 1-5 graders

The Children's Choir practices on Sunday mornings from 10-10:30 am and performs once a month.  Children learn the music of our faith in a fun, motivating musical environment. Your child will receive high quality vocal training as well as musical literacy instruction through the Kodaly approach to music education.

summer kids' programs

EcoKids Camp - completed grades 2-5

God asks us to care for Creation – what can we do? Learn about water, air, and plants through art, drama, games, science, devotions, and daily field trips. 


Grasshopper in The Grove - any age

This neighborhood story time is terrific for all ages. No registration is necessary, and there is no fee. Meet us in The Grove for stories, crafts, and playground fun.

Vacation Bible School - age 3-completed grade 4

Children will experience art, story, worship, games, and crafts. VBS is held the first week of August.

Woodbury Preschool

@ The GROVE

Woodbury Preschool at The Grove serves over 200 church and community children during our weekday programs (ages birth to five).  For more information and registration, head over to our preschool page. 

want more information about children's ministry?

  • Carey Erkel

    Minister of Families

    with Children

    Email Carey

    651-738-0305  Ext 19

    Carey Erkel

    Minister to Families with Children

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    Email Carey

  • Children's Ministry  Volunteer Sign-Ups

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  • 2017-2018

    Kids Brochure

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  • 2017-2018

    Milestone Dates

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  • 2018

    Summer Brochure (PDF)

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