Our Children and Families Ministry Program provides a safe, nurturing environment where every child knows how much God loves them.  All families are encouraged and supported in their own faith journey.

kids

@ The GROVE

creation station

Sunday morning program during worship

preK

Children start in the preschool room with free play. They then participate in large group discussion, story and music, followed by crafts, snacks and creative activities.

 

elementary (k through 3rd grade)

Children start in worship with parents. After 10 minutes, they are dismissed for large group discussion, story and music, followed by small group crafts and creative activities.

 

elementary (4th and 5th grade)

Children start in worship with parents. After 10 minutes, they are dismissed for large group discussion, story and music, followed by discussions on life-relevant topics.

milestones

family activities and blessing

At these 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 Children's Ministry Schedule below for dates. 

 

This Is My Church – Preschool

We Worship! - Kindergarten

Prayer Paths – 1st Grade

My Bible – 2nd Grade

Baptized in the Spirit – 3rd Grade

Communion – 4th Grade

Serve Others – 5th Grade

nursery & childcare

Sunday morning and weeknight

nursery care - 6 weeks through 2 years

Nursery care provided by a certified caregiver on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 11:40am.  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.  

summer kids' programs

Grasshopper in The Grove

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

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


Woodbury Preschool Summer Camps

The Grove offers camps each year for students who have preschool experience.  Snacks are included.

family grove gatherings

First Saturday of the month (October-May)

5:00-7:00pm

For Families with children 4th grade and younger

Community building, social time and learning


Family Grove Gatherings flyer with dates and descriptions at page bottom.

moms and dads

small groups

Once a month, 90 minute gatherings

October-August

Dates, times and locations TBD based on participant preference

For parents with young children


Build connections with others in a similar life stage who share your faith in a non-judgmental space.


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?

  • Nicole Suyak

    Minister to Families

    with Children

    Email Nicole

    651-738-0305  Ext 119

    Carey Erkel

    Minister to Families with Children

    PHONE

    Email Carey

  • Jordyn Yourczek

    Family Ministry

    Assistant

    Email Jordyn

    651-738-0305

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  • 2019-2020

    Kid's Brochure

    (PDF)

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  • 2019-2020 Creation Station Registration (Online)

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  • 2019-2020
    Nursery Registration (Online)

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  • 2019-2020

    Children's Ministry Schedule (PDF)

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  • 2019-2020

    Children's Milestones (PDF)

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  • Family Grove Gatherings Flyer (PDF)

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