Many wonderful volunteers share in a team approach to children’s ministry. From infancy to 5th grade, it is important that children learn that we are created by God, He loves us so much that He sent His son, Jesus, to die for us, and that as Christians, we share His love with others. It is also important that children begin gaining knowledge of the Bible and the guidance and assurance it offers. Volunteers are always needed to help nurture our children in the Christian faith.
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Yolanda McCabe
Director of Children & Family Ministries
803-279-7525 ext. 202
 
 

EPIC SUNDAY SCHOOL!

 
 
 
Quarterly Topics:
  • Fall– Judges and Kings, From Shepherd to King, The Wise King
  • Winter– A Time is Coming, Jesus the Great Prophet, Who Then is This?
  • Spring– In the Name of the Lord, Go and Tell, Change Your Hearts and Lives
  • Summer– Jesus’ Teaching, Stories Jesus Told, The People Jesus Met
*Download the Deep Blue Kids App to play games to reinforce lessons each week!

Preschool Sunday School

We have many dedicated teachers who have many years of experience leading our youngest church members.

2 year olds:  Room 111, Jasmine Laurel, Lee-Marie Negron Perez, Crystal Lorenz

3 & 4 year olds:  Room 112, Gloria Berry, Rob & Christi McClintock

5 year olds: Room 113, Terri Scaggs & Ginger Reese

Elementary Sunday School

1st  Grade: Room 207, Patsy Miller, Steve Ellis
2nd Grade: Room 208, Steve & Jean Taylor, Anna Lorie Daniels
3rd Grade: Room 209, Clint & Debbie Heath, Taylor Doolittle, Allan Coutts
4th Grade: Room 210, Debbie Yano, Cheryl Eidell, Chris & Brandy Brooks
5th Grade: Room 211, Suzanne Fowley, Richard & Danielle Whitlock, Kay Poss
 

Nursery Ministries

Loving and caring volunteers are needed to assist our nursery staff in serving as caregivers for children, infant through four years of age during the Sunday worship services.

Infants: Room 107, Linda Fletcher 

Toddlers: Room 105, Priscilla Williams & Edna Sizemore

Children’s Bulletins

Be sure to ask an usher each Sunday for these bulletins filled with activities for children based on scriptures.  There are separate bulletins published for children ages 3-6 and children ages 7-12. They may also be found in the children’s worship bags hanging on racks. Activity bags are used each week and returned so they may be replenished. Check out the secret code on the bulletin each week to unlock games and activities atchildrensbulletins.com 

Kids Guitar

Children and youth, 3rd grade and older learn to read basic guitar chords, praise and worship songs, and share their gifts at local nursing homes and at special events. Meets on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Led by Beverly Blevins
 
Wednesday Night Kids*

Children in grades 1–5 are encouraged to attend the Wednesday Night Missions Class that begins in January 2019 at 6:15 pm in the Asbury Building Children’s Wing.  Each month, we will explore an organization and learn what it means to serve others by being the hands and feet of Jesus.  Children will be creatively engaged, both physically and intellectually!  We will keep the children active on a weekly basis using the following format: Week 1Organization – children will learn about the organization that will be supported and help plan their month of service. Week 2:  Arts & Crafts time – children will work on arts and crafts as projects for the charity or organization. Week 3:  Science – children will learn how science relates back to their project or organization as they get an opportunity to engage in science experiments and object lessons. Week 4:  Gym time – children will meet in the Family Center building, inside the gymnasium, where they will summarize what they have learned through trivia and games.

*There is nursery provided for infants and toddlers in the lower level of the Asbury Building.

Cookies with Santa

Children enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and participate in activities reinforcing the true meaning of the Christmas season as they await their special visit and photograph with Santa. This program is offered every other year.

Children’s Sunday     

Children ages 3-5th grade will have the opportunity to serve as worship leaders on this special Sunday, October 28, 2018. Children will witness their faith through scriptures, prayers, special readings, and songs.  

Easter Egg Hunt

This program is for families with children through the 5th grade. It’s open to the community and is held off campus. Eggs are already hidden for the children to find. This family event includes crafts, photo booth, and a surprise visitor. Last year, this fun event was held at the City of North Augusta Butterfly Garden Park. Watch the newsletter for our next Easter Egg Hunt to be held in March 2019. 

Easter Butterfly Release

II Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are becoming new.” During the Lenten season children are given caterpillars and witness the amazing transformation that takes place, symbolic of Christ’s resurrection from death. Children return chrysalises to the church and place them in butterfly boxes. Butterflies are released on Easter, April 21, at a church-wide celebration of Christ’s triumph over death.

Pockets for Children

This monthly magazine for children is filled with puzzles, games and stories. Magazines may be picked up on the top floor of the Asbury Building at the end of the hallway.

Vacation Bible School!

 
June 24-28, 2019
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Children who have completed 3 year pre-school through 5th grade enjoy an action packed week filled with Bible stories, crafts, music, recreation, outreach projects and much, much more!