The Children’s Ministry strives to teach children the basics of the Christian faith and ultimately lead them to the point that they can answer God’s call to follow Him to accept His free gift of salvation. We teach children that God loves them; how they should love and serve God; and how they should love others.
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Stuff We Do Every Week
Sunday School/Connection Groups – Sundays 9:45 – 10:45 am
Children grades 1-6 meet in our Harbor Kids Area. We have children’s classes that meet every Sunday. In these classes they learn Bible basics, Bible stories, and scriptures through a variety of methods. They hear the Word taught, play games, and participate in creative activities.
Pier252 – Sundays 10:50 am – 12:00 noon
Pier 252 is a time of worship designed especially for children in kindergarten thru 4th grade. The children begin in small groups where they participate in activities that prepare them for the worship time to follow. During the worship segment they learn a Bible truth that is reinforced thru skits, music, and a Bible teaching time. Following worship, the children return to small groups to do activities that reinforce what they have learned.
AWANA – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Awana is an international ministry that helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. Tailored curriculum for each age group takes kids on an exciting journey through the Bible. Weekly Scripture memorization and Bible studies allow children to see how the Bible applies to everyday life. AWANA meets every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Children will check-in in the gym.
Stuff We Do Every Year
Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday before Easter
Every year on the Saturday before Easter, all of the children in our community are invited to take part in an Easter Egg hunt on our church grounds. There are thousands of candy-filled eggs, special prize eggs, snacks, and inflatables. A special gospel presentation is presented each year in a variety of ways.
Vacation Bible School / Grow Camp – Every summer
During the summer we offer a special camp for children K-6th Grade. GROW Camp is a Fine Arts Camp designed to improve and strengthen children’s creative abilities in a variety of disciplines. During this week Biblical principals are taught thru a variety of activities such as art, vocal music, guitar, “boom wackers”, drama, etc. The children experience a fun week of learning Bible stories and lessons thru exciting activities. At the end of the week parents are invited to a special program where kids can show parents all they have learned during the week.
Upward Basketball - Every year in January and February
Upward Basketball is a sports league for boys and girls in kindergarten thru 6th grade. It is open to all children in our community. Signups begin in September with evaluations in November. Team assignments are made after Thanksgiving and practices begin in December with the first game in January. The season ends with an Awards Ceremony where every player receives a special end of year prize and a certificate. The cost of the program includes a t-shirt, jersey, shorts, and other items. The program teaches basketball skills while also teaching teamwork, scripture memory and good sportsmanship. Each child is guaranteed to play an equal amount of time in every game.
Our Clubhouse is open for our church members and visitors during the week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.