MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST

Children’s Ministry

Learning and Living the Gospel Together in Every Relationship 

Who We Are

Children’s Ministry exists to fulfill our church mission by helping families to learn and live the Gospel. We seek to create a fun, safe, and loving environment where children are equipped to become life-long disciples of Jesus Christ. We have a variety of ministries designed to teach our children to love the Lord and apply the truth of God’s Word to their lives. 

Sermon Notes for Kids

Get Involved

Children’s Director: Rachael Bauer

Phone: 610-432-2200

Email: children@cedarcrest.church

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VOLUNTEER WITH US

Children’s Check-In Attendant

Sunday Mornings (Once every 6 weeks)

Children’s Check-In Attendant

Wednesday Night Clubs

Co-Lead Teacher (K - 1st Grade)

Wednesday Night Clubs

Co-Lead Teacher (4th - 5th Grade Boys)

Wednesday Night Clubs

VBS 2024

MONDAY, JULY 15 – FRIDAY, JULY 19 | 9AM -12PM

Mornings in the Park

Calling all women caretakers—moms, aunts, grandmas—join us for Mornings in the Park starting on June 25!

Backyard Bible Clubs

This summer, bring the gospel to your community with Backyard Bible Clubs. We need hosts, helpers, and prayer partners. Find the role that’s right for you!

Volunteer Appreciation Day

We are so thankful for all our many volunteers that help lead and shepherd our children. As a small token of our appreciation, please come to our Children’s Ministry Volunteer Lemonade Stand in the Activity Center Lobby if you have volunteered within our Children or Student Ministry within the last year. Come grab a complementary cup of lemonade either before service from 9:30-10:00 or after service from 11:30-12:00.

Victory Valley Camp exists to ignite a passion for Jesus by training the leaders of tomorrow through Christian camping today. Victory Valley focuses on Christ, proclaims His good news, and teaches the Bible.

Along with time in God’s Word, campers are emersed in fun activities such as archery, climbing, crafts and swimming. Victory Valley Camp offers both overnight-camp options and day-camp options. For more information regarding costs, discounts, and camp details, please visit Victory Valley’s website. Please note that registration for Summer camps will begin March 1st.

CCBFC will be offering scholarship opportunities for overnight camp participants. More information to come soon. 

CAMP SESSIONS:

Kids Camps (Ages 8-12)
Day Camp & Overnight Cabin Camp – June 30th-July 6th
Overnight Outpost Camp – June 23rd – June 29th

Teen Camp (Middle School)
July 7th- July 13th

Children Welcome

The Bible clearly illustrates that the corporate gathering of believers includes men, women, and children (Josh. 8:35, Eph. 6-12). With that in mind, we are taking a step towards the goal of having the whole family together for the whole Worship Service.

Children ages PreK – 3rd Grade will stay with their families in the Worship Service until the start of the sermon. At that time, they will be dismissed to Children’s Church (Blast Off & Skyrocket).

Watch the video to see how this transition will work.

Questions?

No. Although our aim is to have the whole family in the Worship Service, there will always be a need for Children’s Ministry. Skyrocket and Blast Off will continue to act as a training ground for children until they are ready to join their families in the service.

Children’s check-in will be open from 9:45am to 10:15am, even after the Worship Service has started (10am). Children’s check-in is located right inside the flagpole entrance of the church.

If you don’t check in your child in that timeframe, there will be another opportunity to escort your child and sign in at the time of Children’s Church dismissal. For parents checking in their children late, we ask that you personally walk your child to their classroom instead of joining the rest of the group.

We fully expect disruptions from children as they get used to staying in the Worship Service. However, if you or your child ever gets uncomfortable and needs a break, please feel free to step out into the overflow area located in the Hub outside near the lobby, where you will still be able to watch and listen to the service.

If you are outside during dismissal, we ask that you please bring your child to the assigned meeting place for each class. The Skyrocket students (1st Grade – 5th Grade) are located in the lobby area and the Blast Off students (PreK-Kindergarten) are located in the Education Wing Hall (near the bathrooms).

If there is no adult available to sit with your children, you can bring them to the back overflow area in the Worship Center (by the door closest to the bathroom). Our Blast Off and Skyrocket leaders will be sitting there and will be able to sit with your child until dismissal.

Or, depending on your role, consider how your child could serve alongside you.

Unlike before, there will no longer be a scheduled bathroom break during Children’s Church. We encourage parents to have their children use the bathroom before the Worship Service begins.

FAMILY NIGHT (Wednesday Clubs)

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm

On Family Night (Wednesday Clubs), we offer biblical, age-appropriate programs for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Starting this year, 6th-graders will be joining the Youth Group on Wednesday evenings.

To learn more about the children’s ministries at Cedar Crest contact: Rachael Bauer at rbauer@cedarcrest.church or 717-606-5703

Nursery:

(infant – age 2.5)

Skippers:

(ages 3-4)

Scooters:

(ages 4-5)

Voyagers:

(1st & 2nd grade girls)

Tree Climbers:

(1st & 2nd grade boys)

Pathfinders:

(3rd & 5th grade girls)

Stockade:

(3rd – 5th grade boys)

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMS

BLAST OFF (Pre-K/K) 

Room 101

During Blast Off, our preschoolers and kindergartners begin to experience more structure in their class time. We use Lifeway‘s Bible Studies for Life curriculum, which is built on the Levels of Biblical Learning. The 10 levels are: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible, Salvation, Creation, Church, People, Family, Community & World. Curriculum is tailored to teach each level with age-appropriate lessons and activities. For more information about Blast Off, please contact Sarah Klase at sarahklase@cedarcrest.church.

SKYROCKET (1st-3rd grade) 

Chapel

In Skyrocket, we also use Lifeway’s Bible Studies for Life curriculum, which is built on the Levels of Biblical Learning. The 10 levels are: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible, Salvation, Creation, Church, People, Family, Community & World. Curriculum is tailored to teach each level with age-appropriate lessons and activities. Our goal in Skyrocket is to prepare our kids for a seamless transition into the worship service when they graduate (or whenever they feel ready!). For more Skyrocket information, contact Melissa Adams at madams@cedarcrest.church.

Pickup will take place in Room 101, not the Chapel.

Nursery

Nursery care is provided during all Sunday morning services for children ages 0-3. The Baby Nursery (ages 0-1) is located in Room 105, the Young Toddler Nursery (ages 1-2) is located in Room 106, and the Toddler Nursery (ages 2-3) is located in Room 107. All volunteers have approved, up-to-date child clearances. 

Nursing Mother’s Room

A nursing mother’s room is available for use on Sunday mornings. It is located in the lobby across from the bathrooms outside the Worship Center. 

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