Our purpose is to offer a place for young children where they are loved, cared for physically, and given opportunities to grow in their development through music and play centers. Adult caregivers are in charge of the nursery along with several helpers.
At JAMmers, we welcome the children to a play-centered environment with toys that help them through a variety of developmental stages. They move on to circle time to hear a story from the God Loves Me Storybooks for preschoolers. The story is told in simple language that children can understand with delightful illustrations that reinforce the story.
Songs, instruments, or action rhymes encourage participation in the morning activities. Table time includes small crafts and a snack. The children are then able to play in the area of their choice for the rest of the morning. Throughout all of these activities, we strive to help each child see that God loves them and to build a priceless foundation for their faith.
Beginning Sunday, June 9th, your children ages 4 years old - entering 3rd grade in the Fall can participate in the Summer Worship program during worship. The Children In Worship & Kids In Worship programs will not be meeting until the Fall. Summer Worship will meet in the Gathering Room #216 upstairs. Please sign your children into the program before you go to worship.
Children and Worship is an exciting worship opportunity which presents a joyful way to experience God. It invites children to wonder about the mysteries of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory approach to worship. Wooden figures are used to create an environment that cultivates the imagination and invites children to fall in love with God. It is a spiritually enriching way for children to learn and study Biblical stories and parables.
Kids and Worship is an extension of our Children and Worship program. This center is designed to strengthen children's understanding of Jesus and His teachings. Using stories from the gospel of Mark, children learn about the Kingdom of God and what it means to be a desciple of Christ. The children journal their thoughts and wondering questions, as well as "talk to God" by using their prayer boxes. Children will discover God at their own development level and understand corporate worship in a kid friendly environment.
eXtreme Praise is a Sunday morning worship and Bible study ministry for children in grades 3-5. Children begin the morning worshiping with their parents in the Family Life Center until they are excused for eXtreme Praise. Their morning continues in room 205 with singing, Bible study, small group discussion, and prayer.
Worship plans for eXtreme Priase come from Group's LIVE Children's curriculum, which is designed to get "kids into the Bible and the Bible into kids."
High Point Adventure Club...
Kids ROCK (Kids Rejoicing for Our Creator King)...
Kids ROCK is a wonderful way to make worship more accessible for children and demonstrate that our community supports the presence of our youth in worship and values the gifts they offer to praise God. It is also a great way to deepen faith foundations as Biblical truths are planted deep in hearts and minds through music, drama, art, and movement.
We also include activities that develop our skills in the various arts. For music we use singing, rhythm activities, playing percussion instruments and ringing chimes to increase our skills. We also provide many creative experiences in art, movement, and drama.
Each year we focus on the elements of worship and seasons of the church year. We try to participate in each part of the worship service offering music, drama, movement, and art as gifts to God in worship. Kids ROCK participants also prepare a musical drama that we present on a Sunday morning in worship. This is known as our annual Scripture-in-Song service. For many children and youth this is a highlight of the year!