Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries

April showers bring May Flowers! Children’s activities for the school year are winding down. I'd like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the Easter Egg Hunt. The children had a wonderful time! We have "Summer Camp Program" starting in June for a few weeks in the summer. We still have a few openings!

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School. We will start with a "ROAR." Life is wild - God is good! Dates and times are Monday through Friday, Jul. 15-19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Stay tuned for more details, sign-up times, to attend and to volunteer!

Stay tuned for more summer activities. Thank you for all your support of children's ministries here at Chestnut.



Children younger than 3 years old can go to the Nursery. We have a Nursery for 1 day through 12 months and a Toddler nursery for 2 & 3 year olds. Our nursery is staffed by trained, caring child care professionals.

Sunday School - Let Your Children Come
Who: 3 years old - 12th grade
When: Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Assembly with snacks & music - Sonshine Room
At 9:45 a.m., children go to their classrooms located in the Children's Wing to learn fundamental Bible stories, enjoy crafts, and share God's love.

  • To learn about God's love as shown through Jesus Christ
  • To build friendships with other children who are a part of God's family
  • To raise their voices in songs of praise
  • To enjoy teachers who care
Safe Sanctuaries
Our church is a "Safe Sanctuaries" church which means all adults working with children and youth are screened with a background check and trained to insure your child's safety.


  • Fall Festival - Held every October.

  • Journey to Bethlehem - A drive-thru nativity held in December. For more information, call the church office, 757-595-6531.

  • Trunk or Treat - An alternative to Trick or Treating. For more information, call the church office, 757-595-6531.

  • Vacation Bible School - Held each July. Children learn about God's love through storytelling, arts, crafts and music.

  • Wonderful Wednesdays - This program runs from September - May. Dinner is held from 5-7 p.m. and children enjoy crafts & music from 6-7:30 p.m. Children age 4 through 1st grade learn about helping others through crafts, games and music. Children 2nd - 5th grade participate in music, bells and games. Lots of fun!