Our youth & family ministries vision is to grow and equip children and parents to see God for who He is, to see themselves how God sees them, and to love others as God loves them.

Sunday morning children's ministries

The Grove:

Sunday morning programming is held throughout the school year with classes for 3 year olds up to 6th grade. The Grove begins at 9:00 and ends at 10:15. The curriculum we use is from ReThink Group, and this curriculum helps us to equip children and parents in navigating the Bible; personalizing Scripture; dialoging with God (public and private prayer); sharing and defending their faith, and worshiping with their lives. 


Our time on Sunday mornings involves both large and small group facets, a time of worship together, and activites that will reinforce the solid biblical content we will be covering. We also provide take home assignments (Parent Cues and Kids "God Time" Devotionals) which give parents the opportunity to engage with their children throughout the week. These take home pages are available below.


Nursery:

With many young families in our congregation, our nurseries are very active! We provide nursery care to children aged infant through 3 years. The nursery also get used throughout the week by several different groups. All of the caretakers in our nurseries have completed child protection paperwork, ensuring that all children will be cared for in a safe, comfortable and loving environment. Contact person for the nursery is Mandy Hall, who can be reached at derekandmandy@hotmail.com.


The Garden:

The Garden is a worship alternative for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Children will be dismissed during the worship service. If you would like your child to attend the Garden, please be sure to sign them up in the foyer before the worship service and receive a registration sticker.

The Grove Sunday morning focus (february)

First Look (Ages 3-5)

Theme: Sweet Shop

Memory Verse: "Love each other as I have loved you" - John 15:12

Bottom Line: Jesus loves everyone

Summary: Jesus loves everyone is the sweetest news we will ever share with our preschoolers. And since sweets are a HUGE part of this month—with all of the heart-shaped cookies and candy hearts—we decided the perfect theme for February would be SWEET SHOP!!

We will hear the stories of the woman at the well, Zacchaeus, the unloved woman, and Peter. Jesus showed love to all of these people, and it’s the same kind of love He has for you and me and every preschooler that we get to teach each Sunday. We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that Jesus loves us all, no matter what, and He will never stop loving us.


First Look Parents: Click Here to download the "Parent Cue" - a helpful tool to help you continue to talk about Jesus with your Preschooler week long!


252 Kids (K-6th Grade)

Theme: Rewind - Kindness Deserves a Replay

Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” - Luke 6:31

Bottom Line: : Kindness is showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

Summary: God was kind to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Even when we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. Because of God’s great love for us, we can be kind to everyone. Jesus personified kindness in the way He lived and interacted with the people He met. But, as we read the Gospels, we find that Jesus didn’t just model kindness. He commanded it. By treating others the way we want to be treated, we live out the way Jesus taught us to live. 

 


252 Parents: Make sure to download our "Parent Cue" - a helpful tool to help you continue to talk about Jesus with your student all week long! 


Click Here for the K-3rd grade Parent Cue

Click Here for the 4th-6th grade Parent Cue


K-3rd grade Parents: Download some "God Time" weekly devotionals for your students! Click on the links below for each week!


Week 1 - Be kind to others because God is kind to you.

Week 2 - Be kind to your family and friends.

Week 3 - Be kind to people who are overlooked.

Week 4 - Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you.


4th-6th grade Parents: Download some "God Time" weekly devotionals for your preteens! Click on the links below for each week!


Week 1 - What does kindness look like?

Week 2 - When is it hard to be kind?

Week 3 - Have you ever received unexpected kindness?

Week 4 - How can you be kind to people you don't get along with?



Registration forms

If you are interested in signing your children up for any of our Children's Ministries, 

please fill out our registration form

We also have a media release form available. We won't take pictures of your children and post them without your permission.


If you are interested in volunteering to serve with any of our Children's Ministries, please do the following:

Download and read our protection plan policy and sign our statement of agreement

If you are a teen, fill out our Family Ministries teen application

If you are above 18, fill out our Family Ministries adult application

Sign our Background Check consent form


All registration forms can be returned to the church office. 

Thank you for making sure the children at CEFC are well taken care of!