CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

                                                                   ~ Mark 9:37

We take great care in helping children become true disciples of Jesus Christ. Our Sunday School programs engage them in their faith by teaching the hope and grace of God’s Word and having lots of fun. Each week, we reinforce what Jesus taught the little children: God loves you! 

Sunday Morning

Fall Sunday School
9 and 10:30AM services

Children 3y.o.-5th grades are invited to join our wonderful teachers following the children’s message at 9 or 10:30 worship.

Fall Sunday school starts Sunday, August 19. Please register your children for the year. From infants through high school, help us get the information we need!

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Family Worship
2018-2019 Dates - September 2, December 24 & 30, January 6, April 21, and May 26

We want children at VPC to know that they are welcome in our House of Worship. The presence of children in worship is a gift to the church. Children 3y.o. and up get to worship with our whole church family on these dates.

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Nursery/Toddlers

Ages/Times

Nursery: Infants through 18 months, Sundays 8:45AM until noon 

Toddlers: 18 months through 2 years, Sundays during 9AM and 10:30AM services only

Here infants and toddlers are introduced to their church home. We provide them with a safe and enjoyable environment, giving you peace of mind while you to participate in church activities.

Food and Snacks

We serve snacks to the toddlers during their time with us. Due to the seriousness of food allergies, we maintain a NUT-FREE environment. Therefore, we respectfully ask that you do not send any food with your children (except infants). 

Diaper bags

Each child should have a small bag/pack that easily fits on nursery shelf. We recommend putting your name somewhere on the bag. Suggested items include: bottles, change of clothes, pacifier, diapers/wipes, and a favorite blanket.

FAQ REGISTER TODAY! 

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Family Workshops

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Our Family workshops are a way to partner with families to empower them as intentional leaders in their child(ren)'s faith-walk to grow lifelong Disciples of Christ.

We want to walk alongside parents, partnering with them and supporting them as they guide their children/youth in their faith journey by providing common experiences, tips and techniques, and opportunities to communicate and learn together.

Fall 2018 Workshop dates

8/26 Family Workshop 3s/4s Nightly Blessing
9/9 Family Workshop MS/HS -Internet Safety Part 1
9/16 Family Workshop MS/HS - Internet Safety Part 2
9/16 Family Workshop 3rd grade - Read your Bibles
10/21 Presentation of 3rd grade Bibles
11/4 Family Workshop Seniors - Preparing to Launch

Resource List More Information

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Mini-Explorers! (PROGRAM IS NOW FULL!!! CHECK BACK FOR SPRING DATES SOON!) 

Session I -- Mini EXPLORERS! (3-5 year olds)
Tuesdays, October 16-November 6 

Mini EXPLORERS! is a great extended day opportunity for preschoolers. Children will have fun exploring the Bible with stories, music and games each week.

REGISTER

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 28, 5-7PM
Email Tina Gilbreath with questions

How will you decorate your trunk this year? Join hundreds of other costumed families and go from trunk to trunk in a fun, friendly, and safe environment. If you're interested in helping please contact Tina.

Oasis Kids!

K-5th Grade
Wednesdays beginning September 12, 6-7:30PM
Visit Oasis

Oasis Kids! is a safe and fun environment to learn about the world in creative ways. Your child will build, craft, draw, sing and just have fun while our staff members teach them more about the love of Jesus Christ!

REGISTER

Volunteer! 

Not only will you feel engaged, you'll also help children take the first steps of the most important journey in their lives. We ask each Sunday School family to prayerfully consider helping out a few times each semester. You can choose from the list below, and some things can be done at home. Email or  if you would like help selecting a ministry area. Otherwise, follow the links! 

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Safety

The safety of your children is of critical concern to us. As such we require all Children's Ministry volunteers to complete various training programs and submit to a thorough background check. The VPC Protection Policy outlines in detail the processed in place to keep our kids safe.

We also employ Simple Church Check-In, a computerized check-in system that adds an increased layer of safety and peace of mind. You can register quickly for this at one of our computer check-in stations on Sunday morning.

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