Learning and Living the Gospel Together in Every Relationship
Children’s Director: Rachael Bauer
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-606-5703
(infant – age 2.5)
(1st & 2nd grade girls)
(1st & 2nd grade boys)
(3rd & 5th grade girls)
(3rd – 5th grade boys)
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickup will take place in Room 101, not the Chapel.
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.
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.