Kids Ministries


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Kidz Street
(Kindergarten – 5th grade)

Located in the West Wing, KIDZ Street is our ramped up, energetic ministry that blends worship, small group and large group time that keeps this age group moving and learning about God!

This program helps children to think about the love God has for them, the teachings and lessons He gives them through the Bible and His presence in their everyday lives. In KIDZ Street, we don’t just want the kids to learn about God; we want them to know Him.

At KIDZ Street, you will check in your child just outside the double doors in the West Wing. Although no pagers are used in this program, should your child need you, one of our staff or ushers will find you to let you know. Should YOU need your child for any reason during the service, simply come to the check in point, and one of our staff will be happy to help.

What We’re Learning Now:

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Have you ever been watching a sporting event where one of the teams played like they were falling apart at the seams?

The pitcher giving up run after run.

The defensive line that just can’t stop anyone.

The full-court press that simply can’t get the ball back.

It’s a mess. Finally the coach calls it: “Time out!”

He brings the team in, takes a moment to regroup. He adjusts and recalibrates to get his team ready to get back on the field and face their opponent.

The same goes for life.

Everything can be going well. You’re happy at work. The kids are excelling at school, and they are even getting along with each other at home. Life seems pretty perfect.

Then overtime something happens. Not overnight and maybe even so gradually that you don’t notice it. But one day you wake up and it seems like nothing’s going right and everyone is grumpy.

Something is off.

Something is broken.

And everyone needs a time out.

There are just some things that need an adjustment.

God wants to work in your life and the lives of your kids to tweak some things in your character. In a lot of ways, He’s taking a time out and making adjustments to conform you to the image of His Son. In those times, it’s like God is pulling us over to the side and reminding us when we need to recalibrate a few things.

And it makes sense, really. If God made us, He knows what we need to give attention to. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to His instruction manual and what He has to say about certain attitudes. Take the idea of GRATITUDE, for example. If we never take the time to acknowledge what God has done in our lives or how others have helped us, we may develop an unhealthy ego or a growing frustration at the people around us. We might become bitter and complain about every little thing.

That’s why GRATITUDE is a really big idea that God talks about so much. It affects more of your life than you probably have ever imagined. That’s why we’re taking this month to talk about what it means to show GRATITUDE: letting others know how they’ve helped you.

For week one, we kick off the month by taking a closer look at our memory verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It says, “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.” (NIrV)

We want to help kids understand why God wants us to give thanks in all circumstances. We believe something will happen in the heart of any child when they learn to take a TIME OUT, think about this verse, and remember the Bottom Line: You always have something to be grateful for.

In week two, we will take a look at a powerful story in Luke 17:11-19 about 10 lepers who asked Jesus to be healed. But when their skin condition went away, they became so ecstatic about the miracle that they ran off and forgot to say “thank You.” All except for one, who came back. It’s great to influence children in such a way that they become the kind of people who put our Bottom Line into action: Take time to say “thank you.”

For week three, we’ll dig into a parable Jesus told one day about some vineyard workers. In Matthew 20:1-15, we read that a few of the workers started making comparisons to what others were getting paid and became ungrateful and started complaining. Then at the end of the day, they had a bad attitude because they thought, that’s not fair. Have you heard that around your house lately? Well, then, maybe it’s time for this week’s Bottom Line: Take time to adjust your attitude.

In week four, we’ll explore Exodus 23:14-19 and discover how some of the rules God gave His people included some major celebrating with entire DAYS and sometimes WEEKS set aside to give His people an opportunity to take time to celebrate. That’s what we want our kids to do too: Take time to celebrate what God has done.

Finally, we’ll look at how the Apostle Paul closed out his letter to the Roman followers of Jesus. He thanked people—a LOT of people—for helping him on his journeys. We hope kids come away with this Bottom Line: Take time to remember how others have helped you.

Pre-K Village
(3-5 Years Old)

Pre-K Village is located in the West Wing at the end of KIDZ Street and cares for children ages 3-5 years old. When you sign in your child, you are given a pager to carry with you during service. We ask that you take your child to the restroom before dropping them off to make things easier on the staff, but we do understand that at this age emergencies do arise!

Pre-K Village uses an introductory curriculum that provides more structure to their time, but also allows for plenty of play and a snack time in between short lessons and activities.

What We’re Learning Now

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Hello, First Look Friends!

To me, fall means juicy apples, multi-colored leaves, pumpkin pie and family. I’m blessed to spend Thanksgiving week every year with my extended family, and there is truly no greater joy than late nights hanging out with people you’ve loved your entire life. In fact, just thinking about that week has me feeling all nostalgic and oh, so, thankful. I’m thankful for my brother’s strong hugs, my mom’s dressing (maybe you call it stuffing) and the joy in my daughter’s eyes as she runs in the surf. I’m thankful for . . . well, I could go on and on, but I won’t. You get the idea. I have much to be thankful for, and when you think about it, I bet you do too. And, who created all these things we’re thankful for? Yep, God.

Thank You, God, for everything. That’s what our preschoolers are learning this month. They’re learning that God made it all. From the water in their tub to the apple that they eat, God made it. He made the dog that barks outside. He made the parent that tucks them in at night. Most importantly, He made them. God made everything, and for that we thank Him.

We’ve tackled Creation just a bit differently this year with our adding of the “Thank You” theme, and we’re excited to see how your preschoolers embrace it. We are sharing all that God created, but we’re not doing it day by day. (Just a hint, the day by day is coming next year.) We only have five Sundays in November, so we’re approaching creation topic by topic. We start with water in week one, and then move to land and plants in week two. Week three has us talking about all aspects of the sky while week four will be animals, the personal favorite of preschoolers everywhere. We end the month talking about God’s most amazing creation, people.

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Nursery Park Infants:
3-24 months
Nursery Park Toddlers:
25-36 months

Nursery Park Infants and Toddlers
Infants (3-24 months) and Toddlers (25-36 months)

Located in the East Wing, Nursery Park is a secure, staffed area for babies and toddlers to play during the service. When you sign in your child, you are given a pager to carry with you during service.

Should your child need you or the staff have a question regarding your child’s care, your pager will vibrate and you can easily see to your child’s needs.

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Hello, First Look Friends!

To me, fall means juicy apples, multi-colored leaves, pumpkin pie and family. I’m blessed to spend Thanksgiving week every year with my extended family, and there is truly no greater joy than late nights hanging out with people you’ve loved your entire life. In fact, just thinking about that week has me feeling all nostalgic and oh, so, thankful. I’m thankful for my brother’s strong hugs, my mom’s dressing (maybe you call it stuffing) and the joy in my daughter’s eyes as she runs in the surf. I’m thankful for . . . well, I could go on and on, but I won’t. You get the idea. I have much to be thankful for, and when you think about it, I bet you do too. And, who created all these things we’re thankful for? Yep, God.

Thank You, God, for everything. That’s what our preschoolers are learning this month. They’re learning that God made it all. From the water in their tub to the apple that they eat, God made it. He made the dog that barks outside. He made the parent that tucks them in at night. Most importantly, He made them. God made everything, and for that we thank Him.

We’ve tackled Creation just a bit differently this year with our adding of the “Thank You” theme, and we’re excited to see how your preschoolers embrace it. We are sharing all that God created, but we’re not doing it day by day. (Just a hint, the day by day is coming next year.) We only have five Sundays in November, so we’re approaching creation topic by topic. We start with water in week one, and then move to land and plants in week two. Week three has us talking about all aspects of the sky while week four will be animals, the personal favorite of preschoolers everywhere. We end the month talking about God’s most amazing creation, people.

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All parents and children

All ages are welcome in our sanctuary! Should a need arise however, located just outside the sanctuary doors is our Soothing Room. This room is perfect for parents whose child or infant needs special attention during the service. There are chairs and a live feed of the service in this room, so you can feel comfortable to address your child’s needs without missing the service.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a staff person or contact our Children’s Ministries pastor, Beth Kane.

Phone: 570-489-4961 ext. 105
Email: bkane@peckvilleag.org