All workers who staff our Children's Ministries have a desire to share the love of Jesus with the children and have completed "Safe Place", the Valley View Chapel safety training course.
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
POWERHOUSE - Powerhouse meets during the Pastor's message at the Second Service. Children ages 4+ years are escorted downstairs for an age-appropriate message and activities. A spiritural foundation is laid as youngsters are exposed to Bible training through age-appropriate classroom settings.
NURSERY - Our nursery is a quality childcare ministry. During the first Sunday service, nursery is available for infants through four years of age. The second service nursery is available for infants through one year of age. A toddler nursery is available at second service for ages two and three years, meeting in KIDZONE on the lower level of the Christian Ed building. Motion-activated pagers are given to parents in the event that they need to be reached during the service. Volunteers are child-safety trained. Our environment is secure, comforting and loving giving children experiences essential for spiritual development that reflect the love of the Father. Nursery is also offered on an "as needed" basis during special services, meetings and Bible Study.
VBS - Vacation Bible School, a summer ministry, is presented for one week by those who have a desire to share God's love with children. The half day session is filled with Bible Lessons, crafts, games, singing and snack. Bible-based curriculum is varied each summer to enable the children to learn more about God's Word. Children can develop a deeper friendship with Jesus as they discover His truths and apply them for the rest of their lives. VBS 2019 is scheduled for July 15-19th.
HANDS & FEET - This ministry is for families who have children with special needs and cognitive disorders. Families meet as the need arises to enjoy a pot luck dinner, time of fellowship, sharing in a non-judgemental setting while offering support and encouragement to one another. God is fanning the flame into fire igniting love and support to these families.
MOMS inC* - For all Moms with infants through all school-age stages. Our purpose is to encourage, connect and inspire each other through fellowship, learning and support to the glory of Jesus Christ. Gatherings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, September through May, from 9:30-11:00 AM. Childcare is provided by caring KidinC* volunteers while moms enjoy breakfast, speakers, crafts and other activities. We resume September 12, 2018. Registrations are being accepted. Contact the church for info!
MOMMY & ME OPEN GYM - The third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, October thru May, from 9:30-11:00 AM the "Family Room" is open to children and moms for free play time and fellowship. During the summer, no formal meeting will be offered but weather permitting, feel free to meet at our playground and invite friends! We meet October 17, 2018.
SPECIAL EVENTS - Spring egg hunt, Fall Candypalooza and Christmas programs are offered. Check the website for these special outreach opportunities for families.
AWANA - From 2 Timothy 2:15: Approved workman are not ashamed! Awana is for ages two years old through 5th grade. Emphasis is placed on Scripture memory, friendships, fun, games. We meet during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. Registration is $10 per child. Handbooks are given to each child. Awards, shirt/vest can be earned. Parental involvement is encouraged at home to help kiddos with handbook time.