Children's Ministry

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."


Lampeter Church of the Brethren is very committed to our children. Every child is valued and provided the opportunity to learn about God and serve the community. Our Children's Ministry programs include Sunday School, Wednesday Night Happenings classes,  opportunities to participate in music and drama, nursery care and fun, special events!

Child Protection is Important to Us!

While we invite and encourage folks to get involved with our Children's Ministry program, we also strive to provide a quality program which includes a safe environment for our kids. Every volunteer in the Children's and Youth Ministry programs is required to go through a screening process including all clearances and training required by the Pennsylvania Child Protection Services Law. In accordance with our Child Protect Policy and Pennsylvania law, every volunteer is required to have clearances and training certificates on file in the church office prior to serving in these ministries.

Calendar of Events for Children's Ministry


Nursery Care

We provide nursery care for infants and toddlers through a loving staff on Sundays during our worship services and classes, as well as during our Wednesday evening classes.


Sunday Worship - 8:45 AM & 11:10 AM

Sunday Classes - 10:00 AM
Wednesday Classes - 6:30 PM


The nursery is also staffed during Love Feast and Communion and some other special events throughout the year.


Security measures are followed to ensure safety of each child in the nursery.

Children's Worship

Our church family consists of people of all ages, and we feel it is important to make each person of our faith community feel welcome and included in our worship services. We encourage the children to sing with us and participate in as much of the service as they are capable of doing. However, we know the worship hour can feel pretty long for kids, so we have several things that will help our youngest fans enjoy their time at church!


Activity Time

(for children ages 3 through Kindergarten)


During the 11:10 AM worship service, Activity Time allows children ages 3 through Kindergarten to get out of their seats and use some of their creative energy to learn while their parents/guardians participate in the worship service.



WOW

(Worship Our Way for children ages Grade 1 thru Grade 5)

Worship Our Way is church designed for children in Grades 1 through  5. The music, scripture, message and activities are "Kid-friendly." WOW is offered at both the 8:45 and the 11:10 AM worship services the first Sunday of each month.



Activity Bags

For children who prefer to stay with their parents, we provide activity bags filled with quiet play items for them to use during the sermon or other quiet times during the worship services.  



Children's Bulletins

We also offer weekly children's bulletins which are full of fun activities, scripture, and Bible lessons for children to work on while in worship with their parents. Children's bulletins can be found on the table in the Welcome Center. 

Sunday School - 10:00 AM

Children ages 2 through 5th Grade are grouped according to age:

Nursery  (Birth to Age 2) 

Preschool - 3-Year-Olds

Preschool - 4/5 -Year-Olds

Kindergarten & Grade 1

Grades 2 through 5


Children's curriculum is used to allow children to hear and share God's good news through the Bible in a variety of ways which include the uses of stories, songs, drama, crafts and games. The current curriculum, which began September 2, 2018, is The Gospel Project. It is "a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events - from Genesis to Revelation - over the course of three years" (The Gospel Project). 

Children's Ministry Health Policy

In an effort to keep our children as healthy as possible, we ask parents to follow guidelines similar to that of the public school system. Keeping children at home when they are ill, or recovering from an illness, greatly reduces the spread of germs. Please view our complete health policy.

Wednesday Night Happenings for Kids!

Attending Lampeter Church of the Brethren on Wednesdays is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship! We begin with a meal for families from 5:30 - 6:30 PM, and then offer classes and activities for all ages. 

Please invite your friends and relatives to join us! 


Our Wednesday Night Happenings program will run from Wednesday, October 3, 2018. through March 27, 2019.



Meal
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Dinner Menu

Meal ticket counter open: 5:30–6:15 PM

$4/Ages 12+, $3/Ages 4-11, Free/Ages 1-3


 



Classes & Activities for Children - 6:30 - 7:45 PM


Ages Birth through 3 years

Nursery – Rm. 204* 



Ages 4 - 5th Grade

6:30–7:00 PM– Music Expedition - Rm. 216

                                                              7:00 -7:45 PM – Bible Expedition

                                                                                                    Ages 4 - 5 – Rm. 217*

                                                                                                    K & Grade 1  - Rm. 212*

                                         Grades 2 – 5  – Rm. 216*


 *Children may be picked up at 7:30 PM