- Creating a small group feeling
- Emphasis on community
- Building relationships
- Creating "Joyful Servants of Christ"
Children ages 4 to 8, are encouraged to hear their own age appropriate message during the sermon portion of our 8:30 am and 10:30 am Sunday worship services. The children's church leader will greet the children in the lobby when they are dismissed to leave, and will bring them back to their parents at the appropriate time. We hope that your children can attend.
Children's church is offered in the summer only during the 10:30 am worship service, in the months of June through August.
Parents, do your kids complain that they are bored? Are they full of energy and need some time to hang out with their friends, play some fun games, create neat crafts and learn something new? If so, then Kid’s Night Out is the place to be!
What is it?
Kid’s Night Out is a program designed to create opportunities for fellowship and fun among our children and youth while their parents enjoy a night out. Children, ages newborn to 5th grade are eligible to sign up and attend. Friends are always welcome to attend with your child! There is a charge of $5.00 per child to help cover the cost of craft supplies and snacks. Extra proceeds will go towards the youth group fundraising efforts.
Who facilitates the event?
Our High School youth, (9th grade or older), and middle school youth (6th – 8th grade) help run games, crafts, and other activities under the supervision of our Children's Ministry Director. We also ask that two adults (parents or other adults) volunteer.
How do I sign up?
To sign up your children or to volunteer, email the Children's Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the Children's Ministry kiosk at the church.
Events resume next school year
Questions? Contact Amy Cichon, Children's Ministry Director, at email@example.com.
Annual Operation Christmas Child Packing Event
Recycle Your Christmas Cards for Operation Christmas Child
We would like to collect recycled Christmas cards to make homemade cards for our shoe boxes. All we need is the card front picture. You may cut off the inside message. We will add these decorative card pictures to construction paper to make our own card. This will be a great craft project for our children! These new cards will have space to write messages to the shoe box child gift recipient. Please drop off your Christmas cards in our Operation Christmas Child collection box near the food pantry shelves.
Additional Committee Members Needed
We are looking for additional volunteers to join our planning committee for next year. Contact church office or Amy Cichon for more details.
Shoe Box Gift Tips
After Christmas clearance sales are a perfect time to start looking for shoe box gifts for next fall. Many stores sell Christmas pencils and small novelty toys and stuffed animals at this time of the year and put remaining stock on clearance after Christmas. Many stores promote White Sales and Stock-Up Sales in January. This is a good time to be on the lookout for bargains on things like multi-pack wash cloths, soap and toothpaste. Please Contact Amy Cichon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you come across some of these good deals after Christmas. Our committee has already received monetary donations to start purchasing shoe box gifts for next year. We thank you for your help and support!
First Communion Classes
First Communion Classes are offered for children in 2nd grade or higher who are ready to join in this celebration.
The First Communion worship services will take place on the first Sunday, in October at either service.
Vacation Bible School
Join us for "Maker Fun Factory"
Created by GOD, Built for a Purpose
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. Kids will learn that God created them uniquely and that God has a special purpose for their life! So, gear up and get ready to participate in this awesome and inventive experience!
Cradle Roll was started in the mid=1980s as a way to stay connected with families of children baptized at Shepherd of the Hills before they enter the Sunday school program. Cradle Roll was recently turned over to the MOMs (Ministry of Moms) group her at SOTH. MOMs will be making visits to newly baptized children and their families, bringing a meal and a small gift. Every year on the anniversary of their baptism, each child will receive a gift from the Cradle Roll ministry until he or she turns three years old. This ministry reminds families the Shepherd of the Hills values them and desires to stay connected with them. If you have any questions, please contact the church office to have Molly Sobiesczyk or Jacinda Shields respond to your questions