Early Childhood

 

KIDMIN

EARLY CHILDHOOD GOES ONLINE!

Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries, Delfa Matic, has put together various resources and at-home activities that can be done with your child and/or together as a family! We encourage you all to utilize these, as it will not only keep a sense of normalcy for Sunday mornings; but it will also be a great way for your child to learn faith cues from you! Click on the EC ONLINE tab above to learn how to access this material.

If you are not currently receiving emails from our Children’s Ministry Department, please email [email protected] to be added!

  • Sunday school will not meet in person.
  • AWANA Programs will not meet in person.

NEWBORN – KINDER

At Glenkirk’s KidMin, we see our ministry to children and their families as a partnership between the church and home. When we gather on weekends, our hope is to start conversations with children that will travel home with them and continue throughout the week.


NEWBORN – TODDLERS

For our newborns through toddlers, we demonstrate Christ’s love by providing a safe environment where children can play and be nurtured. We recommend that you bring a diaper bag with the following in it:

  • One or two disposable diapers
  • If your child wears cloth diapers, please include a large ziplock bag for changing. Pocket and all-in-ones only, please.
  • Pacifier if needed
  • Change of clothes in case they are needed
  • A bottle of milk, juice, or water.

TWO YEAR OLDS – KINDERGARTEN

After a time of fun activities in their classrooms, the children move to Large Group time for worship, to learn the monthly Bible verse, and listen to a Bible lesson. After Large Group time, they then move back to their classrooms for fellowship and prayer, group discussion on the story and its life application, and do a craft to take home.     


DEDICATIONS AND BAPTISM

Baby dedications and baptisms take place on various Sundays throughout the year in our worship services. For more information or to schedule a baptism, please email Kinsey.

NEW BABY ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to you and your family on your NEW BABY! New Baby Ministry at Glenkirk seeks to care for families with new babies by providing support and prayer during this joyous and exciting time.  If you are welcoming a new baby in your home, we would love to help you with your little one. Volunteers are available to visit your family to pray for your child and present you with our New Baby Welcome package. To sign up for New Baby Family Support or a Baby Announcement, please CLICK HERE to contact Kinsey. 

 


CONTACTS

Delfa Matic, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries; Early Childhood CLICK HERE to email Delfa

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

Amber McMahon, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

Our story this week is on Hagar and Ishmael. God provided and protected them while they were in the desert. May we know like Hagar that God sees us. He knows what we’re going through and will sustain us in this season.  Our Parenting tip for this week shows us how to be patient with our kids during trying times.    


Story & Worship Experience

WATCH THIS WEEK’S STORY

GET THE PARENT GUIDE

READ “PATIENCE WITH KIDS: AVOIDING THE RUT OF REACTING”

READ PARENT CUE

DOWNLOAD COLORING PAGE

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PAGE


For those who want to watch the story on the big screen, it is available at our GK Children’s Ministry Channel/Sing in the Rain on YouTube. Here’s the link:

Partnering with you in nurturing your child’s faith,

DELFA MATIC
Early Childhood Ministry
[email protected]/ [email protected]
Tel.# 262-385-8842

 

Sundays |  CURRENTLY ONLINE USING WEEKLY RESOURCES

Click the EC Online tab above to view our weekly Sunday School resources! Children in early childhood can be checked in on the iPads in the KidMin Center, and then dropped off directly to their classrooms. They will get to participate in worship and a Bible lesson during large group time, followed by a snack and activities in their classrooms.


CONTACTS

Delfa Matic, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries; Early Childhood CLICK HERE to email Delfa

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

Amber McMahon, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

 

AWANA CLUBS | WEDNESDAYS at 6:30pm | Online

Glenkirk AWANA is a perfect place for kids to become who God created them to be. AWANA is a midweek program for children 3 years old, up to 5th grade. It is a great way for kids to be able to connect, have fun, and learn more about Jesus and how to show His love. For questions, please contact Amber at [email protected]

Cubbies (3 year olds, 4 year olds, and Transitional Kindergarten): Meeting Wednesday Evenings from 4:30pm-5:30pm

Cubbies will meet over Zoom each week and will be lead through a fun lesson, engaging puppet show, and worship time together. The Zoom time will include various video clips as well. Our Cubbies leaders are excited to continue to engage with these kiddos each week, and they also have some surprises up their sleeves for some additional fun! All necessary links and information for this will be emailed to you weekly once you register.

Sparks (Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade)
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T&T (3rd grade and 4th grade): Meeting Wednesday Evenings from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Sparks and T&T (excluding 5th grade) will be participating in AWANA activities and lessons via a combination of live-stream and online interactive platforms. They will be able to watch a weekly live-streamed lesson for their large group time; and they will also have the chance to continue to learn and memorize scripture and earn awards by working through their AWANA books. All necessary links and information will be emailed to you on a weekly basis once you register. 

5th Grade “Trek”: Meeting Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm

5th graders will be able to participate in a more age-specific small group over Zoom. They will be using the AWANA “Trek” curriculum that is geared toward their exact age level.

 

 


CONTACTS

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

Amber McMahon, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber

 

 

Glenkirk VBS | July 2021

Each summer, kids 3 years old – 5th grade gather for a week of Bible study, worship, games, crafts, and more and learn about Jesus! Stay tuned for information about VBS 2021!
 
 
 

CONTACTS

Delfa Matic, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries; Early Childhood CLICK HERE to email Delfa

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

Amber McMahon, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Amber