At Messiah, we love walking with children on their journeys to follow Jesus. We strive to reach the lives of children through a variety of engaging activities, partnering with families to nurture children’s faith.
Special Notice: Messiah Church will be offering online-only worship until further notice. Messiah Kids programming will continue to be online through the winter. For questions or more information on how Messiah Kids are staying connected, contact Karen.
Messiah Kids Sunday Program
Sundays at 8:45 am and 10 am
Messiah Kids Sunday School meets during the 8:45 am and 10 am worship services on Sunday mornings for children age 3 through 5th grade. Children come together to learn about God’s amazing love found in the Bible. They take part in engaging activities to help connect God’s story to their lives.
Children will be invited to participate in the Children’s Moment during the worship service, then led by Sunday School teachers to their classrooms. Preschoolers can go directly to class before the service or after the Children’s Moment. Parents should pick children up in their classrooms following the worship service.
On the lower level we offer:
- Large group space (Grades K-5) room 110
- Kindergarten room 103 (found inside 110)
- 1st grade room 105 (found inside 110)
- 2nd & 3rd grade room 107 (found inside 110)
- 4th & 5th grade boys room 112 (Fireside room)
- 4th & 5th grade girls room 133 (Lakeside east room)
To do our part in reducing the spread of the Coronavirus, we are offering online-only worship until further notice. But we would still love to include children in our worship experience! Would you be willing to video record your child saying the Children’s Prayer, then email us the recording? We are so glad to have your child serve and participate, even virtually! Please send your recordings to Joy Ann Harmon, Director of Worship, at firstname.lastname@example.org AND Scott Weldy, Worship Media, at email@example.com.
God, thank you for your great love.
Help my ears to hear your words.
(place both hands by ears)
Help my mouth to speak your kindness.
(place one hand in outgoing motion from your mouth)
Help my hands to serve my neighbor.
(hold out hands)
Help me to trust you always.
(put hands over heart)
God thank you for your great love.
Infants & Toddlers
Nursery during 8:45 am and 10 am worship services and Wednesday night programming
Sunday infant and toddler care for ages 3 months-3 yrs is available in room 292. We also have a preschool class in room 293 for ages 3-5 yrs.
Please remember to pack the necessary items that will help your child feel happy and comfortable during his/her stay with us, i.e. diapers, change of clothes, bottle or snack, blanket, special toy, etc. Also please give clear instructions to our caregivers so that they can best care for your baby’s needs.
On the upper level we offer:
- Nursery (3 m-15 m) room 292
- Toddler (16 m-3 yrs) room 292
- Preschool (3 yrs-5 yrs) room 293
Messiah Church strives to make all children feel welcome. If you have little ones who are not ready to visit our nursery or Sunday school rooms, please know they are welcome in the worship services. You can find some toys at the Messiah Kids table in the lobby and “Busy Bags” filled with paper, crayons and a few other fun items available at the back of the Sanctuary.
Wednesday Night Program
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Join us every Wednesday during the school year for a night of fun as we grow in our faith! From 6:30-7:30 pm the children are invited to participate in a program that is completely different from the Sunday morning program. Children learn Bible stories through activities with their peers and adult leaders from Messiah, engaging with different learning styles through rotational teaching including missions, arts and crafts, science, and storytelling.Read More
At 7:30 pm, the main programing ends and children who need to get home early can go. For children with parents in Small Groups, we have an extra half hour of games or crafts for kids to do until parents are free for pick-up. All are welcome to come join the fun and fellowship!
Summer Camp is a fun and energetic week every summer where children learn about God’s story of redemption. For kids ages 4 through (just finishing) 5th Grade, each exciting day is packed with music, teaching, skits, games, crafts, science, snacks, and more.
Kids Just Do It Summer Camp 2020
Our 2020 Summer Camp has been derailed by COVID-19 and we’ve had to cancel our in-person camp. Instead, join us for a fun at-home summer camp experience – Kids Just Do It. Each month all summer, kids and families will receive a fun packet of 7 summer activities to do together from the comfort and safety of your own home. Email Karen Klekner, Director of Children and Family Ministry, for more information or to sign-up for our do-it-yourself family summer program.
Messiah Kids Serving Opportunities
If you like to have fun, laugh, and get children excited about following Jesus, then Messiah Kids is for you. We have lots of opportunities for servant leaders, whether you have an hour to help or want to commit to being with kids every week. We even have a few opportunities to serve behind-the-scenes that will bless the lives of children.
Ministry opportunities include Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School prep work (preparing art projects and organizing curriculum), Wednesday Night programs, helping update busy bags, serving on the Children’s Council, Vacation Bible School, Advent activities and parent support and education opportunities.
We love partnering with families to nurture young faith. We also realize that sometimes families are looking for more parenting resources. We’ve collected a few of our favorites to share with you: