9:00 am - Preschool Connection Class
Connection Class is where we begin laying a solid foundation for preschoolers to learn the basics of our faith. Parents have the primary responsibility of teaching their children biblical truth, but as a church, we assist them in this task. Our Connection Class teachers partner with parents to help preschoolers learn basic Bible stories and truths, and how that truth applies to their lives. We believe that preschoolers learn best through play. Keeping this in mind, we strive to teach boys and girls about God, Jesus, and the Bible by carefully planning play activities that are structured and purposeful. As children and teachers interact with Bible learning activities through learning centers, the teacher's role is to lead the discussion and turn it toward Biblical truths.
Babies through Pre-K remain in their class for the extended teaching time. Kindergartners worship with their families and attend Connection Class at the same time as their parents.
10:30 am - Extended Teaching
Babies through Pre-K classes continue teaching time using the same Bible story and Bible verses with different learning experiences. The idea is that if a child only attends this hour, they are still able to receive Bible teaching and instruction.
Missions Friends meet 6:30 - 7:30 pm year-round for 2 year olds and June through mid-August for 3 year olds through Kindergarten. 2 year old preschoolers learn about people and countries around the world and about the work of Southern Baptist missionaries in these places. They also learn about groups within the United States whom missionaries serve among, such as, the homeless, migrant workers, refugees, ethnic groups, and international students.
During the summer months, 2 year olds through kindergarten participate in Mission Fun Around the World, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Each week we focus on a particular country. Children travel to rotational sites where they experience a variety of activities that are similar to the children of the country studied. They also taste food from the country, learn music and hear a mission story.
Volunteers in this program can choose to work weekly with 2 year olds during the school year. During the summer months, there are also single week commitments available.
Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. How does Awana fulfill this mission? Through God’s guidance and power, Awana strives to: reach kids, equip leaders and change the world. Awana offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs and exciting games attract families, promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ.
Beginning at 3 years of age, preschoolers may attend Awana from mid-August through mid-May, 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm. They participate in large group time (Bible teaching for each club), small group time (age appropriate activities reinforce the Bible verses they are memorizing), puppet time and recreation.
Childcare through age 3 is generally provided during special church services or during special events, when other programming is not offered. If there are exceptions (such as Christmas Eve Family services) when childcare or regular programming is not available, you will be notified via church print publications, email, and/or social media.
Paid childcare workers are carefully screened and supervised to ensure the safety of the preschoolers left in our care.