"You are my refuge and my shield;
I have put my hope in your word."
-Psalm 119:114 (NIV)
*Please note that childcare and children's ministry are currently unavailable in-person due to the current pandemic situation.
Children age 3 through 5th grade are encouraged to attend children's church during our Sunday worship gatherings. Parents should check in their children at the Hope Kids counter in our children's wing (east entrance). Children begin their time together as a group in room 100 singing praise to our God in a fun, kid-friendly way. Kids are then dismissed to age appropriate classes for a Bible story, prayer, and games. They return to room 100 near the end of the service, where parents may pick them up following the adult worship time.
On Saturday nights, worship bags with fun activities are available for children to engage with as they attend the regular worship service with their parents.
INFANT AND TODDLER CARE
AVAILABLE DURING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
The nursery is open for children two years old and younger during our Sunday services. Parents can engage with the worship service knowing their baby is being cared for in a loving, secure environment.
Our well-baby policy ensures the safety and well being of other children. Parents should check in their child at the welcome booth in the children's wing (east entrance) and fill out a child information page. This information page makes us aware of any special needs or concerns and ensures children are released only to someone approved for pick-up.
MID-WEEK BIBLE PROGRAM
Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. (September through April)
Awana is a weekly program where kids from every background learn how a personal relationship with Christ affects their everyday lives in a welcoming, supportive environment.
Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Those kids who come to faith at an early age discover God’s purpose for their lives and hope for the future. Using scripture-based programs and exciting games, Awana promotes Bible literacy and help kids grow and develop as lifelong disciples of Christ.
WHERE DO WE CHECK IN?
Parents/guardians should check-in their child at the welcome desk in the children's wing (east entrance of the building).
If you are a first-time guest, we will ask you to complete some registration information about your child in order to best serve your family.
All children (excluding nursery) will start their time together in room 100 before being dismissed to age-appropriate classrooms. You will pick up your child at the end of the service in the same place you dropped them off.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY AND SECURITY?
The safety of your children is a priority at Hope. All of our children's volunteers have completed background checks and we have dedicated, trained security personnel posted in the children's wing each Sunday.
Known food allergies are considered whenever snacks are provided to the children. If your child has any special circumstances that we need to be aware of, please notify our staff.
Our Family Life Director, Sheryl Blake, is happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org