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Preteens

5th & 6th grade

Preteens are at a unique stage of life; CHANGE is the name of the game! They are moving from concrete to abstract, from acceptance of parent's beliefs to ownership of their own. They are beginning to understand and figure out life for themselves. And that presents a unique ministry need!  Join us Sunday Mornings at 9:30 or 11:00 in room 112 for social interaction, Biblical teaching, and fun activities!

 

SAVE THE DATE: SuperStart 2017--February 3-4

 

 

 

Nursery

2 yr olds & under

 

We are called as the church to nurture and treasure each child as a gift from God and to give high priority to the quality care and safety for all children and those who minister to them. At St. John, we are very intentional about building/ nurturing faith at every age level. Our nursery provides an opportunity for parents of children under 3 to participate in Worship and other growth opportunities.

Check-in/ Check-out procedures:

When you bring your child to the nursery, please…

  • complete an information card for your child the first time you bring them to the nursery. 
  • sign them in each time.  A sign-in sheet is readily available at the front door. 
  • complete a nametag for your child each time.  Include any special information & your pager or tag number and place the nametag on your child’s back. 
  • pick up a pager and record that number on the sign in sheet.  While we understand that children may shed some tears as they learn to adjust to their temporary surroundings, we will page you if we are unable to console them after a period of time.
  • Make sure EVERYTHING that belongs to your child is labeled.  That includes diaper bags, bottles, pacifiers, blankets, and stuffed animals.  If you do not have your item labeled, please let the nursery staff know, and they will be happy to label it for you.
  • When picking up your child, record the time on the sign-in sheet
  • Unless otherwise noted, only the adult who checks the child in is allowed to check the child out.

Our healthy nursery policy

Rest assured that the nursery is a clean, safe place for your children.  Toys and surfaces are sanitized and bedding is washed after each use.

Most importantly, please do not bring any sick children to the nursery.  The first priority is the health and safety of all of our little angels, and we must make every possible attempt to control the spread of illness.  Children who have had fever, vomiting, or diarrhea within the last 24 hours, symptoms of nausea, sore throat, runny nose, head lice, or any contagious rash need to stay with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.       

Roxanne.Boyer@stjohnmansfield.org

Meet our nursery team (coming soon with photos and description)

Mission Adventure Teams are not currently meeting.  If you would like more information on leading a team, please contact roxanne.boyer@stjohnmansfield.org

 

 

Children's Ministry at St John

 

At St. John our kids (infant through 6th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they connect with Jesus and each other in a creative and relevant way.

 

YOUR FIRST SUNDAY MORNING VISIT

Here’s what to expect as a guest of St. John.Children of all ages are encouraged to attend a Worship Service with their parents.  A nursery for children under 3 years old is available during all three services, 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00.

Sunday School Small Groups for Kids 2yrs old through 6th grade meet at 9:30am.  Kids connect with Jesus through Bible study & applying the Word to everyday life and connect with friends & adult leaders through games and hands-on activities.  Our theme is year is Adventures in KidsTown.  Following Jesus is a great adventure!  We will journey together through life while exploring the distant lands, interesting people, and wild adventures of the Bible.

 

HOW CHECK-IN WORKS

Our Kids Check-in stations are located at the center/ weekday preschool entrance. 
 
The first time your child attends a Sunday School Small Group, you’ll be asked to fill out a paper form with basic personal information. (After your initial visit, you will be able to use our quick electronic check-in system.) You and your child will be given matching nametags. Then one of our friendly greeters will lead you and your child to their appropriate room. When you pick up your child from that same room at 10:30, you will show the adult leader your matching tag.
 

KIDS IN WORSHIP

We love children to worship with us at any service! Worship bags are available for kids at the back of the Worship Center, and we have a family room where the service can be seen and heard with a little more privacy.

During Worship at 11:00, we offer a kids teaching time, THE MESSAGE for kids, for 3yr olds-2nd graders during the sermon. During the video before the sermon, you may choose to send your child to the front left exit of the Worship Center. They will walk right across the hall, then return to the Worship Center at the conclusion of the sermon. Please watch for them as they return in case they forget where you are sitting. If this is your child’s first time to attend, please accompany them for a quick registration.

 

Our Healthy Nursery & Room Policy

Rest assured that our nursery and small group rooms are clean, safe places for your children. Toys and surfaces are sanitized and bedding is washed after each use.

 

Most importantly, please do not bring any sick children to the nursery or small groups. The first priority is the health and safety of all of our little ones, and we must make every possible attempt to control the spread of illness. Children who have had fever, vomiting, or diarrhea within the last 24 hours, symptoms of nausea, sore throat, runny nose, head lice, or any contagious rash need to stay with you.

 

If you would like more information regarding children and worship services please click the button for printable PDF files on the subject.

Worship Options for Kids

 

 

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