Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries

BY DAWN HELM
Spring has sprung! We are so excited about all the fun activities planned with a special focus on Lent and Easter this
month. A special thank you to Janine and Melinda and the Cherub Choir in the Talent Show; you all did an amazing job! See below for all the activities planned for April.

Wednesday, Apr. 3
No Wonderful Wednesday
Enjoy Spring Break!

Wednesday, Apr. 10
Wonderful Wednesday
for PreK4 -5th grade 6-7:30 p.m

Saturday, Apr. 13
10 a.m.-Noon
Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter Basket. We have many fun activities planned!

Sunday, Apr. 14
Palm Sunday
All Chestnut Children are invited to lead in the Palm Sunday procession.

Wednesday, Apr. 17
No Wonderful Wednesday
Holy Week

Wednesday, Apr. 24
Wonderful Wednesday
For PreK4-5th grade 6-7:30 p.m.

Wonderful Wednesday Children’s Choir Spring Musical present Moses and the Freedom Fanatics on May 8 at 6:30 p.m.. Dress rehearsal will be on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m.

Vacation Bible School will start with a “ROAR,” Jul. 15-19!

Easter is a promise God renews with us each spring. May the promise of Easter fill your heart with peace and joy. Thank you for your continued help and support of Children’s Ministries.


BASICS

Nursery

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.

Why?
  • 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.


RECURRING EVENTS

  • 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!