Children’s Ministries

 Vacation Bible School

VBS 2018 will take place June 25-29 from 9:00 – 11:30 AM each day.  Click here to register your child for this year’s VBS!  All children 4 years old through entering 6th grade are welcome to attend.

You are invited to join us at Promise Island, where we will discover God’s lifesaving love!  We will learn how God promises to be with us, care for us, give us what we need, save us, and answer us.

Each day at Promise Island we will hear a Bible story, make a craft, eat snacks, sing songs, and play games.  Adventures on Promise Island is free and is for children 4 years old through 6th grade (’18-’19 school year).

Children can earn prizes at Promise Island by attending, bringing a friend, bringing their Bible, obeying their leaders, learning memory verses, and participating in the VBS activities!  For more information contact Pastor Jody at 517-918-2849 (call/text) or jodymsaunders@yahoo.com.

Memory Verse Cards – click to open PDF version of VBS Memory Verses Cards

VBS Info Letter – click to open PDF version of a VBS Information Letter dated 6/18/18

All children who are registered before June 24 will receive bonus prizes the first day of VBS.

 

Zoo Trip   Please click here to sign up!

The HFMC kids are heading to Potter Park Zoo in Lansing on Tuesday, July 31.  We will be leaving HFMC at 10:00 AM and return by 3:30 PM.  All children 4 years – entering 6th grade are welcome to attend along with their families.  The cost will be $4 per child (or 120 HFM Kids’ points) and $12 for adults.  Options that cost additional money include:  Pony rides for $3 (90 pts.) and Seed sticks to feed the birds for $1 (30 pts).  On this trip we are not going to take time to offer the Bungee Jump or Train Ride.

Each person should bring a sack lunch to eat in Lansing before entering the zoo.  Entertainment for the drive there and back is encouraged, but must be left inside the church vans.  Please contact Pastor Jody for more information:  517-918-2849 or jodymsaunders@yahoo.com.

Please click here to sign up!

Kid’s Club meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45 – 8:00 PM!

Kid’s Club is for all elementary aged children (K-5) and meets nearly KC logoevery 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.

Our last Kid’s Club meeting for this school year will be May 30.

The five Wednesdays in May will be our last for the school year.  Our memory verse for the first week (5/2) is 1 John 5:4 Everyone who is a child of God has the power to win against the world.  It is our faith that wins the victory against the world.  The underlined portion can be said for 12 KC pts. a week or the whole verse can be said for 20 KC pts. per week.  The memory verse for the rest of the month (5/9-5/30) will be James 3:13 “Is there anyone among you who is truly wise and understanding?  Then he should show his wisdom by living right.  He should do good things without bring proud.  A wise person does not brag.”  The underlined portion can be said for 15 KC pts. each week or the whole verse can be said for 20 KC pts. per week.

In crafts we will be finishing our Mother’s Day presents on May 2.  We will begin making a windsock out of a Pringle can on May 16.

The bonus Bible reading worksheet this month will be from Acts 18:18-28.  Kids can pick up a worksheet after the 5/9 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 5/23 Kid’s Club.  Bible Reading Bookmarks are available every week to encourage kids to read each week’s KC Bible Story.  They are available at the announcements’ table, right outside the partitions in the gym.

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 6, 2018 from 1:00 am – 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.

 

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.

 

DSCF1367Sunday School

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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