Early Childhood

 

KIDMIN

Sunday School is now open! We are excited to be back in person with our kids as we dive in to God’s word together! No pre-registration necessary; come join us anytime!


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

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

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

KidMin Online (Early Childhood)

Hi Parents! 

We invite you to join us in our fourth week of the our section called “Press Play” where we get to learn that we can trust God! As always, please feel free to reach out to Amber or Kat with any questions you may have! 

All of the links you will need for Sunday School are included below. Just click on each of the boxes to access the respective resource from each one! The Bible Story for this week is about when God sends fire on the altar as an answer to Elijah’s prayer and shows that He is the one true God in 1 Kings 18.
 


Story & Worship Experience

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Have a blessed week!

Early Childhood – Children’s Ministry Department
kids@glenkirkchurch.org

 

Sundays | Sunday School Reopening

Sunday School is now open! Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber Flores, and her team have been preparing our campus site and the hearts of our leaders to fully re-open Sunday School. We are excited to be back in person with our kids as we dive in to God’s word together! No pre-registration necessary; come join us anytime!

What will the check-in process look like?

  • You and your child will come to the Children’s Wing to check in before the service starts. Check-in will begin at 8:45am for the 9:00am service, and 10:30am for the 10:45am service. Once all of the required check-in information has been received, you and your child will receive a name badge showing that they can enter the program, and displaying a classroom number. You will receive two stickers- one with your child’s name and another with a 3-digit code. You will place the one with their name on your child’s shirt, and hold on to the one with the 3-digit code for pick-up.
  • Your child can then be dropped off in the classroom designated on their name tag. Children can be dropped off any time starting at 8:45am for the 9:00am service, and 10:30am for the 10:45am service. 

What will the pick-up process look like?
You will return to your child’s classroom that you dropped them off in, and present the sticker with the 3-digit code. We ask that only one person per family comes to pick up child(ren) from their classroom to help ensure social distancing. 
 
Even though there will now be an option to drop-off for Sunday School, you still may not feel comfortable doing so. Will there be other options for your children?
Yes! We will continue to offer both options that we have been offering so far for you and your child(ren). These include:
1. Activity sheets corresponding to the Sunday sermons that kids can complete while they sit with you and your family during our outdoor service.
2. Online services for you and your children sent via email to you each week.

Other questions?
If you have additional questions about anything regarding reopening, please send an email to Amber Flores (aflores@glenkirkchurch.org).

 


CONTACTS

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

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna

 

 

AWANA CLUBS | WEDNESDAYS at 6:30pm 

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 AFlores@GlenkirkChurch.org.

 

Full calendar of 2021-2022 AWANA (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

AWANA Clubs will take place in person on Glenkirk’s campus once again this year. We will be continuing to follow all COVID regulations put in place by LA County, which currently includes a face mask requirement for everyone ages 2 years old and up, regardless of vaccination status. 

AWANA is a midweek program for children 3 years old-TK, and Kindergarten-5th grade. Please see below for more information on each specific age level:

Cubbies (3-4 year olds, and Transitional Kindergarten): Meeting Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cubbies will be lead through a fun lesson, engaging puppet show, worship time together, and small group time with activities to emphasize the memory verse of the night. Our Cubbies leaders are excited to engage with these kiddos each week.

Sparks (Kindergarten-2nd grade) and T&T (3rd-4th grade): Meeting Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sparks and T&T will focus on verse memorization through age-appropriate handbooks that each clubber will be given. Children will have fun memorizing scripture, playing games, listening to a lesson, and worshipping together each week! As they learn and memorize scripture and move through their handbooks, they will have opportunities to earn awards by completing sections and reaching milestones. 

Trek (5th Grade): Meeting Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

5th graders will be able to participate in a more age-specific curriculum through AWANA called “Trek”. They will get to interact as a group more structured like a small group that will help to prepare them for moving up into Middle School after the year is done. They will still get to participate in games and fun with the other children as well.


CONTACTS

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

Erin Braun, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries CLICK HERE to email Erin

Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant CLICK HERE to email Johanna