Nursery and Preschool Ministry

We welcome you and your child, birth through Kindergarten, to Myers Park Baptist Church Children’s Ministries. On Sunday mornings, your child will be greeted by friendly teachers and bright, inviting rooms. 

Advent 2017 Family Devotions

Children’s_Ministry_Brochure – Fall 2017

Nursery and Preschool Ministry Guidelines and Policies

Myers Park Baptist Church Child Protection Policy


Sunday Mornings (September 10,2017 – May 20,2018)

Faith Formation | 9:45-10:45am
Worship | 11:00am

On Sundays, children are cared for from 9:45am-12:15pm.  Our rooms are separated according to age. All of the adults, whether they are paid providers or volunteers, working in our room from our Nursery – our Fifth Graders have been trained in our Child Protection Policy.
Here are the different groups ant their room numbers.

Nursery | 8 weeks old until walking | Room 104

This room is a child’s introduction to church. Here they will be cared for by trained workers who give the very best care. Families are asked to bring all necessary items to the nursery (diapers, bottles, etc). The room offers a split space, one for playing and interacting; one for sleeping and nursing mothers.  Once a child is walking they are transitioned out of this room.  

Toddlers and Twos | Walking until Third Birthday | Room 105

Children in this room are introduced to the basic Bible stories while being in the care of trained childcare providers. With a classroom and playground designed just for this age group, children are invited to explore and learn in a safe loving environment. Families are asked to send snacks for their children in this class.

Threes | Room 107

This is the age when we begin doing full Christian Education. Teaching through a stories, play, and art children are taught the stories of the Christian faith in a way that is age appropriate. The classroom and playground and geared towards engaging the child’s entire being.

Fours – Kindergarten | Room 108

Designed for children who are preparing or already in Kindergarten this class teaches children the stories of the Christian faith as well as helping them understand the characteristics of a follower of Christ.

This class goes to worship with their families and follows the worship schedule that first – fifth graders follow. 

 

Elementary Ministry

Sunday Mornings (September 10,2017 – May 20,2018)

Faith Formation | 9:45 – 10:45am
Worship | 11:00am

God’s Garden- Faith Formation for First – Fifth Graders

God’s Garden is our Elementary Faith Formation experience. Following the Workshop Rotation Model, the stories of the Christian faith are taught through a variety of workshops- storytelling, creative movement, cooking, drama, cinema, and art. Over the course of four to five weeks, children will visit these workshops and learn the Bible story in a variety of ways. This approach allows children to dig deeper into the stories than can happen in a traditional Sunday School Program.

Worship 

At 10:45 parents are asked to pick up their children in TK-Fifth Grades and go to the Sactuary. Many Sundays our children go to the gym for an intentional game time with trained adults. There are a few Sunday during the year when they will remain in worship with their families. Any children who wishes to remain in worship any Sunday is welcome to do so. 
Here are the Sundays when Children will NOT have a gym time: 
10/2 | World Communion Sunday
10/23 | Chapel Choir (3rd-5th grades) Lead in Worship
10/30 | Carol Choir (Kindergarten-2nd grades) Lead in Worship
11/20 | Both Children’s Choirs Lead in Worship
11/27 | Advent I: Moravian Love Feast
12/25 | Alternative Worship Service | 10:00am | Heaton Hall 

 

Summer Sundays (May 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018 )

Be sure to check back for summer 2018 plans. 

 

Wednesdays 

Children of all ages have the opportunity to engage in music on Wednesday nights. For more information about our Children’s Choir Ministry, please click here.

While children are in choir, parents are invited to Coffee Chat with Rev. Carrie Veal. This is a time for community building and deepening our friendships. Coffee is provided and we meet in the Church Parlor off of Heaton Hall. 

Twice this semester we will offer Wonderful Wednesdays for our church families. After choir families are invited to dinner and then a special event for the children is planned.

On October 26, we will have our annual Halloween Festival. Children are invited to dress in costume and trick or treat around the inside of the Church. Games and other activities are also a part of this church-wide evening. 

On December 14, we will have our Christmas Festival. Plans are being made for this fun evening, so be sure to check back. 

 

Carrie Veal
Minister of Children and Families
(704) 334-7232 x 118
Email Carrie

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