Children’s Ministries at Atonement seek to provide a safe, enriching environment for all children, support parents in their role as the primary nurturers of their child’s faith and nurture, teach and equip children to know, love and serve Jesus. Our desire is to teach our children the gospel message in ways they can understand at each stage of their development. We offer several programs for our children from pre-school age through elementary grades.

 

Sunday School

 

 

Sunday School

Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:20am (during the 9:15 worship service)

Ages/Grades: Pre-school—elementary (2-3 yr.-olds through 5th grade)
Fee: FREE

 

2017-2018 school year begins Sunday SEPTEMBER 17

Children learn the stuff of faith at Sunday School. Our primary goal is to share the stories of the Bible with the children. These stories show us that God is dynamic, loving, and always there for us. As teachers and students share in these sacred stories, we grow closer to God and are transformed into the people that God is calling us to be. God works on us to construct the foundation for a faith that will sustain our children into adolescence and eventually adulthood. As we pray together, sing together, and learn from the Bible we hope that children not only learn about the love of God, but experience that love through a community of caring friends and adults.


A typical morning in Sunday School:

9:00am – student check-in and ‘chill out’
9:15am – begin with a large group devotion time with a pastor
9:30am – Students break up into classes for Bible lesson and activity
10:20am – Parents pick student up from their classrooms after worship.

 

Children are are split into age-similar groups and we have found this structure to be very successful. When students move into our Middle School confirmation program, those who have been through Sunday School are at a clear advantage. They know the Bible and are ready for the theology.

 

Adult Volunteer Opportunities for Sunday School

All our teachers, assistants, and coordinators are volunteers who work with the pastor to make Sunday School happen. If you love to work with children and would like to help out in any way, we’d love to have your help.

 

Sunday School Email updates

If you would like to be on our Sunday School email list to receive regular updates about our Sunday School program and schedule, please click here.

 

 

Summer Sunday School

Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:20am (during the 9:15 worship service)

Ages/Grades: Pre-school—elementary (2-3 yr.-olds through 5th grade)
Fee: FREE (No registration necessary)

 

Summer Sunday School runs from June through August when regular classes are not in session

During the summer months, we have an abbreviated Sunday School session with the kids during worship. Children begin worship in church with their parents and are then invited to join a pastor and other adult leaders outside or in the gym for an activity while the grown-ups stay in church for the sermon. Children are brought back into church in time to be with their families for Holy Communion.

 

Just send your child(ren) up front when we ask during worship and we’ll safely take them out for an activity and bring them back to join you for communion.

 

 

KICK Mid-week

 

 

KICK – (Kids in Christ’s Kingdom)

Wednesday evenings from 4:30-6:30pm (includes dinner)

Ages/Grades: Pre-school—elementary (3 yr.-olds through 5th grade)
Fees: See REGISTRATION page

Register for adult meal participants:

 

 

 

We are committed to finding a way for every child to participate, regardless of costs. We are also able to make arrangements for in-kind service of time that will off-set program costs. Please contact Pastor Sara if there are any questions about fees or arrangements that need to be made.

 

2016-2017 school year begins Wednesday, OCTOBER 5

Every Wednesday evening we seek to give our lives a KICK (Kids in Christ’s Kingdom) by connecting to God through building relationships, learning Bible stories, and learning faith practices that help our kids grow up to be spiritually strong people. KICK is similar to Sunday School in that we do learn Bible stories and the ‘stuff of faith.’ However, KICK is very different because of the addition of group activity/play time and in sharing a full meal. These additional elements provide us opportunity to ‘practice what we preach.’ We hope that KICK allows students to not only learn about God’s love, but to experience that love through activity and sharing a meal.

 

A typical night of KICK:

4:30-5:00 Game and craft time
5:00-5:45 Break into classes
5:45-6:30 Dinner

 

The relationships formed in our mid-week programs last through their elementary years and into high school.

 

KICK – Adult Volunteer Requirements

KICK exists only through our dedicated helpers and part of the expectation is that parents become involved in one or more volunteer opportunities. When you register your child, please volunteer here.

 

KICK Email updates

If you would like to be on our KICK email list to receive regular updates about our KICK program and schedule, please click here.

 

Musikgarten

 

 

Musikgarten

Wednesday afternoons from 4:30pm-5:00pm during the school year

Ages/Grades: 2 years-old and under
Fees: $80 per student

 

The language of faith and music is nurtured in Musikgarten class for Atonement’s youngest population. Offered for children age 2 and under accompanied by a parent or caregiver, this class will help you bond musically with your child. You’ll learn ways to enrich your family life through active music-making. And because we use sacred songs and prayers, you will take first steps in giving your child a foundation for faith development. In addition, you will nurture your child’s brain development. Studies show that music awakens and stimulates neural pathways in the brain that help develop memory, math skills and powers of abstract thinking. Musical activities are ideal for your growing child.

 

 

Vacation Bible School

 

 

Vacation Bible School

One week (4 days) during the summer from 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages/Grades: Pre-school—elementary (4 yr.-olds through 5th grade)
Fees: $50 per student

 

Vacation Bible School is held for four days during a week each summer at Atonement. VBS is filled with incredible Bible learning that kids experience through play, drama, song, dance, crafts, snacks and theater. All these activities are designed to help kids’ faith grow, as they learn about God’s incredible love for them!

 

 

2017 VBS Registration is now closed

WE’RE SORRY, OUR ROSTER IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR. 

Rome: Paul and the Underground Church
Runs from Monday, July 17 through Thursday, July 20

 

We invite children from 4 year-olds through 5th grade to join us as we create a Roman Empire right here at Atonement this summer. Kids will explore the caves of the Underground Church, meet the Apostle Paul, create cool Bible-times projects, experience thrilling real-life dramas, play high-energy games, sample tasty Mediterranean snacks, and hear unforgettable music. Plus, they’ll meet lots of new friends! Each day concludes with a closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time.

 

We need lots of volunteers to make our VBS a success

Every year, we reach a point where we need to close our registration because we don’t have enough volunteers to supervise and oversee the kids. There are a number of positions available, some with more time requirements than others, and you can sign up to serve by clicking the button below. 

 

Want to know more about what your child will experience? Watch the video below:

 

 

Participants can be from 4 years old through those who just completed the 5th grade. The cost will be $50.00 per child and includes a tee-shirt and all materials for the program. Each child should come prepared for outdoor-time each day and come prepared with items such as sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Children may bring a water bottle although snacks and beverages will be provided. You may register your child(ren) by clicking the REGISTER ONLINE button above and pay online for your child(ren) by credit card.

VBS V.B.S. VBC V.B.C. Vacation Bible Camp.

 

Child / Volunteer Safety Information

We are committed to keeping your child safe while enrolled in any program at Atonement. To view or download our Child & Volunteer Protection Policy, please click here.

 

 

Sunday Worship - 8:00, 9:15 & 10:50am | Sunday School (pre thru 5th grade) - 9:15am
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