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Children

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."

Matthew 19:14


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.
 
POWERHOUSE
Powerhouse meets during the Pastor's message at the Second Service. Two classes are held for children ages 4+ years. Children are escorted downstairs to KIDZONE for an age-appropriate message and activities. A spiritural foundation is laid as youngsters are exposed to Bible training through age-appropriate classroom settings.
 
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 "ROAR" is scheduled for July 15-19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children, ages four years old by October 1, 2019 through current fifth graders can register. Online registrations begin April 1, 2019. 
 
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 for 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 second Wednesday of every month, September through May, from 9:30-11:00 AM. Childcare is provided by caring Kid inC* volunteers while moms enjoy breakfast, speakers, crafts, and other activities. Registrations are ongoing throughout the year. Contact the church for info! Our next gathering is March 13th. 
 
MOMMY & ME OPEN GYM
The third and fourth Wednesdays of the month, October through May, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. 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! Our next playgroup meets March 20th. We will not meet on March 27th due to local school spring break.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Spring egg hunt (Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.), fall Candypalooza, and a Happy Birthday Jesus party at Christmas! Our April event is more than just an egg hunt: we will have a craft to make, other activities, and a Masters' Puppet Team performance! The event is free! Bring friends!

 AWANA
Approved workman are not ashamed!
2 Timothy 2:15  
Awana is for ages two years old through 5th grade. Emphasis is placed on Scripture memory, friendships, fun, and games. We meet during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (NO meeting Wed., March 27th). Registration is $10 per child. Handbooks are given to each child. Awards, shirts, and vests can be earned. Parental involvement is encouraged at home to help kiddos with handbook time. May 22 is our last meeting until the fall. 
Please check our calendar for all listings, dates, and times. We would like to see you and meet you!