We are closely following the Return to School Roadmap of Niles Community Schools. When we return to in-person gatherings, Hope Kids will meet during the 11am service only.
- Kids will check-in, then go straight to their classroom and get picked up from that classroom.
- All volunteers will wear masks if they are medically able.
- We are encouraging masks for kids.
- We will do our best to socially distance, but cannot guarantee that kids will stay 6 feet apart at all times.
- We will encourage hand washing and will have hand sanitizer dispensers available at each room.
- All snacks will be pre-packaged.
- Classrooms and touch-points will be cleaned and disinfected each week.
Children age 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend children's church during our Sunday 11am worship gatherings. Children will meet in age-appropriate classes for a Bible story, prayer, and games.
Parents should check in their children at the Hope Kids counter in our children's wing.
INFANT AND TODDLER CARE
AVAILABLE DURING SUNDAY 11AM SERVICE
The nursery is open for children two years old and younger during our Sunday 11am service. 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 and fill out a child information page. This information 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 6-7:15 p.m. (September through April)
Awana is a weekly program where kids (ages 3 through 5th grade) develop a biblical foundation and learn to live a life of wisdom and grace.
Using scripture-based programs and exciting games, Awana promotes Bible literacy and help kids grow and develop as lifelong disciples of Christ.
"You are my refuge and my shield;
I have put my hope in your word."
-Psalm 119:114 (NIV)
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.
Children will be directed 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 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 interim Director of Children's Ministry, Ariana Grabill, is happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org