Children’s Ministries

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2019 will take place June 17-21 from 9:00 – 11:30 AM each day.  All children 4 years old through entering 6th grade (2019 – 2020 school year) are welcome to attend.

Each day of VBS, children will get to experience life in Jesus’ time.  They will get to make a brick, mezuzah, scroll, make a piece of pottery, grind wheat, weave a basket, & more!  Children will also get to sing songs, play games, eat a snack, hear a Bible story, and have lesson time in our VBS synagogue.

Click here to register your child for this fun-filled, experience-filled, and educational week.  Invite your friends!

Kid’s Club meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45 – 8:00 PM!  June 5th will be the last Kid’s Club for this school year.

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Kid’s Club is for all children in Kindergarten – 5th grade and meets nearly every week there is school from 6:45 to 8:00 pm.  A meeting usually consists of a Bible story, singing,

snacks, games, occasional crafts, and a Bible lesson.  Please click here to register your child for Kid’s Club!

If your child needs a ride to Kid’s Club, please call van coordinator Sharon Frank before 4:30 PM Wednesday at 517-425-0634.

Kid’s Club is scheduled to meet every Wednesday in May.  This month we will be talking about the apostle Paul – how he became a Christian, about his missionary journeys, and the opportunities he had to speak to powerful people.  Beginning May 15, the memory verse for the rest of the year (worth 12 pts. each week) is Ephesians 6:10  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his great power.  For 8 more KC points each week, the following verse can also be said:  Ephesians 6:11 Wear the full armor of God.  Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks.

We have 3 craft projects in May!  We will be finishing up our Mother’s Day gifts, making a decoration for your room at home with your initials, and making a bug catcher for you to enjoy this summer.  The bonus Bible reading this month will be from Acts 16:12-40.  Kids can pick up a worksheet after the 5/8 Kid’s Club.  4 KC pts. will be awarded for each correct answer (up to 20 KC pts. total).  Worksheets are due by the end of the 5/22 Kids’ Club.  Bible Reading Bookmarks will be available each week to review the Bible story at home!  Bonus questions can be answered for 6+ extra points.

This year Kid’s Club will offer KC points for attendance, Bible memorization, bringing your Bible, bringing a visitor, and attending Sunday School.  KC points can be used to purchase prizes at any time.  The ultimate prize is a trip to Chuck E. Cheese on June 12, 2019 from 12:45 – 7:30 PM!  The Chuck E. Cheese trip costs 400 Kid’s Club points.

KC points can be earned in the following ways:

  •             Good Behavior                       1-5 per week
  •             Come to Kid’s Club                   3 per week
  •             Bring Bible to Kid’s Club           5 per week
  •             Attend Sunday School              5 per week
  •             Saying a memory verse           12-15 per week said
  •             Bringing a 1st time visitor          10 per visitor
  •             Register for KC                         10 points
  •             Bible Reading Bookmark          Up to 6 points/week
  •             Bonus Worksheet                     Up to 20 points/month

For more information about Kid’s Club contact Children’s Pastor Jody Saunders at 517-918-2849 (call/text) or jodymsaunders@yahoo.com.

Special dates to note:

  • Our final Kid’s Club for this school year will be on June 5.

Jr. Church

There are special services for children 4 years old through 5th grade during the 10:50 worship service.  Jr. Church kids meet in room 205 at the beginning of the service.  Children can be picked up at the conclusion of the service in room 205.

Each week in Jr. Church we sing, have a Bible lesson along with lesson related activities, and a snack.  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Children’s Pastor Jody Saunders at jodymsaunders@yahoo.com or 517-918-2849.

 

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The Sunday School hour is from 9:50 to 10:40 am.  There are classes available for all ages, pre-school through adult.  All children meet in the middle of the upstairs rooms for singing and teaching the first twenty minutes, and then they are dismissed to classes:  Preschool-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th.

There is a 20 minute opening at the beginning of Sunday School (9:50 – 10:10 AM) where everyone meets in room 205.  From September – December we work on a Christmas musical performed during the Sunday School time in December.  From January – March we have a memory verse challenge where kids can earn fun parties by memorizing God’s Word.

 

Nursery

The infant nursery is for those 0-1 years of age and meets in the lower level of the church in the room to the right of the bottom of the stairs.  The toddler nursery is for children 2-4 years old and is located in the lower level of the church, meeting in the remainder of the rooms.  The nursery is available during the 10:50 worship service on Sunday mornings, and also during the Wednesday evening services during the school year (for parents involved with the Wed. night services).

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The Hillsdale Free Methodist Church takes part in the Hillsdale Community Kids College. This is a 5 day day camp that meets from 9AM – noon each day for children 7 – 14 years old.  Visit hillsdalecommunity.wix.com/kids for more information.

 

Children’s Websites

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