“Behold! Children are a gift from the Lord!” Psalm 127:3
At Sunnyside we believe that Scripture wholeheartedly. We want to see your children grow spiritually and in their understanding of the Lord. In addition to age- and grade-specific Sunday School classes, we offer Children’s Church during the worship hour. Care is provided by a rotation of adults who have undergone background checks and youth volunteers.
Preschool Children’s Church (for children 3 through 4 years old) meets upstairs in the last room on the right at the end of the nursery wing. At the beginning, a short puppet show reiterates the lesson that was presented during the Sunday School hour. The rest of the time may include coloring, working with Play-Doh or puzzles, watching a video from our church library, having a snack and/or free play.
School-aged Children’s Church (Kindergarten through 4th grade) meets downstairs in the Children’s Church room on the left, at the end of the colorful children’s wing. During this time, we use a LifeWay video curriculum which includes a Bible lesson, a real-life application story, worship songs and a missions time. Children share their prayer requests and we pray together – often led by child volunteer. The rest of the time may include games, crafts, snacks and/or free play.
Each spring we host an Easter egg hunt. In summer we hold Vacation Bible School, usually the first full week of June. We also take a group of children (3rd-6th grade) to summer camp. And in fall we have a Trunk or Treat night as a safe and fun Halloween alternative.