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 amcmahon@glenkirkchurch.org 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

Dear Parents, 
It’s been two fulfilling months of being together online. I hope our resources have helped you and your children get through this season while we can’t be meeting in person. The Lost Coin is the last story in our series about God’s love. Our puppet lady, Margie Watts, has a video on this. Watch it below. 


Story & Worship Experience

WATCH THIS WEEK’S STORY

GET THE PARENT’S LESSON GUIDE


If you missed watching last Sunday’s story video, here it is:

May 24 – God Loves Me


CLICK HERE for a sing-a-long to “Jesus Loves Me”

CLICK HERE for a sing-a-long to “When I Look”

CLICK HERE for Coloring Page 1

CLICK HERE for Coloring Page 2


THE PARABLE OF THE LOST COIN – A puppet show

The parable of the Lost Coin is a story of God’s redemptive love. God loves each one of us so much that He sent Jesus to redeem us from our sins that whosoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. Jesus desires for us to be His friend forever that when we receive Him as our Lord and Savior there is great rejoicing in Heaven and we, too, can’t help but tell our friends about it. Our puppet friends, Zac and Zelda are here to retell the story.   

CLICK HERE to watch the puppet show.

 


VERSE of the WEEK: Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

Children are important in God’s eyes. Scripture tells us that we must not dismiss them as insignificant or underestimate their capacity to learn about Jesus and His love as they occupy a special place in God’s heart. Let us then, not grow weary in teaching our children and let us be intentional in nurturing them in their Christian faith for this pleases the Lord. 

Have a blessed week!    
      
Partnering with you in nurturing your child’s faith,

DELFA MATIC
Early Childhood Ministry
dmatic@glenkirkchurch.org/ delfamatic626@gmail.com
Tel.# 262-385-8842

      

 

Sundays |  CURRENTLY ON BREAK

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

 

MIDWEEK

AWANA Clubs | Wednesdays at 6:30pm | CURRENTLY ON BREAK
Glenkirk AWANA is a perfect place for kids to become who God created them to be. Each Wednesday during the school year, children arrive on campus for an evening of games, activities, Bible lessons, and scripture memorization. AWANA Cubbies: 3-4 year olds; TK (6:30pm-7:30pm), AWANA Sparks: Kinder-2nd grade (6:30pm-8:00pm), AWANA T&T: 3rd, 4th, 5th grade (6:30pm-8:00pm)

 

 


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

 

 

Ocean Commotion Virtual VBS | July 13-17, 2020

Ocean explorers- prepare to embark on an adventure like no other! Glenkirk’s Ocean Commotion Virtual VBS is fast-approaching, so get ready to be completely submerged in God’s love as we dive deep into learning more about Jesus and find truth below the surface! We are super excited to embark on a brand new Virtual VBS journey on July 13-17!
 
Our Children’s Department, staff, and volunteers have been working hard to develop a brand new Virtual VBS experience! Each child who registers will receive a “Virtual VBS” kit delivered to their doorstep the weekend before VBS. This kit will include all of the supplies that they will need in order to participate throughout the week. Everything from craft supplies, to science experiment ingredients, to meaningful family discussion starters that can be used after each day is done – along with a few surprises
 
With this kit, you will receive a schedule of events for each day and instructions on how to follow along. We are excited for you all to join us as we participate in this brand new VBS experience TOGETHER! While we had all hoped that it would work out to be together on campus for this, it has become clear that this unfortunately isn’t part of God’s plan for us this Summer.
 
Registration NOW OPEN!
 
 
 

 

VOLUNTEERS

Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers and leaders are needed all over campus to make sure that VBS runs smoothly and efficiently. For questions, please CLICK HERE to contact Amber!

Student Volunteers

Unfortunately, because children will be participating from their homes with the help of a parent, we are unable to have student leaders this year, since there will be no on-camps groups for them to be able to lead. We deeply apologize, and are so disappointed about this. We know this week is so important to students that participate, and we have been so blessed by the huge number of students who are willing to give a week out of their summer each year to serve the kids on campus. You are all truly amazing! That being said, we would love to have you all back next year, when we hope to be able to have our VBS on campus once again.

 


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