Hearts in Motion

Special Needs Ministry (Kindergarten-6th grade)

“Hearts in Motion” is intended for children with developmental and medical disabilities. It is primarily provided so that parents/guardians may attend service and feel their child is being well cared for. H.I.M. provides sensory and special learning components, the opportunity for children to participate at their individual ability levels, and modified lessons comparable to those taught in the traditional Sunday school classroom.

Sunday | 9:30am in room B4

Staff Contact: Sherry Ju
sju@fbceg.org

5th - 6th Grade

Route 56

“Route 56” is a great place for energetic, fun-loving pre-teens in grades 5 & 6! In Route 56 students can “hang out” with friends their own age and dig deeper into the word of God, both in large and small group settings. We worship, learn Scripture, play games, and talk about growing up and growing in faith. By the time your pre-teen has completed 6th grade, he/she should be able to name all the books of the Bible, know where to locate them and how to implement basic inductive Bible study skills (i.e., What does it say?; What does it mean?; What does it mean for me?), and begin to develop personal Bible study skills.

56 Blowout

How many times have you heard your 5th or 6th grade student say, “I don’t want to go, I don’t or won’t know anyone?" This Friday night event is an extension of our Sunday morning Route 56 program. It was designed to help 5th and 6th grade students get and stay connected with their peers so that when they move into the difficult teen years they are more likely to stay connected to their Junior and Senior High Ministries and church youth groups.

56 Blowout takes place the third Friday of each month (September – May) where 5th & 6th grade students come together to socialize and play in a safe, fun, Christian environment. Our 56 Coordinator has a gift for creating fun, energizing games and activities which encourage pre-teens to interact with each other. Through these activities the kids learn principles of how God wants them to be and about His plan for their lives.

Children's Ministries calendar

Staff Contact: Justine Donnelly
jdonnelly@fbceg.org

56 Blowout

56 Blowout

How many times have you heard your 5th or 6th grade student say, “I don’t want to go, I don’t or won’t know anyone?" This Friday night event is an extension of our Sunday morning Route 56 program. It was designed to help 5th and 6th grade students get and stay connected with their peers so that when they move into the difficult teen years they are more likely to stay connected to their Junior and Senior High Ministries and church youth groups.

56 Blowout takes place the third Friday of each month (September – May) where 5th & 6th grade students come together to socialize and play in a safe, fun, Christian environment. Our 56 Coordinator has a gift for creating fun, energizing games and activities which encourage pre-teens to interact with each other. Through these activities the kids learn principles of how God wants them to be and about His plan for their lives.

Click here for the 56 Blowout Calendar.

Click here for the Children's Ministries calendar.

Nursery Group Info

Nursery (Birth – 3 years)

Providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment is our number one priority. While your child is in our care, he/she will begin to understand Jesus’ love and learn to associate God and Jesus with loving people and fun activities.

Here's what we're learning in Sunday School!

Class format

Our 2’s and 3’s classes have a traditional Sunday school format using Gospel Light curriculum. Once checked in and greeted by their teacher, the children have an opportunity to play and interact with each other while playing with toys, games or coloring.  They then gather in a large group for singing, prayer, offering and Bible story. After story time, the children form in small groups to play games, do age-appropriate art/craft projects that enhance the Bible lesson and pray before they receive a snack.

Babies/toddlers are promoted to the next classroom according to their age and/or development.

For your child’s benefit and to create a consistency with the public school calendar and rules for entry into Kindergarten, children in the older two’s class through 4 years will NOT promote to the next age group on their birthday, they should wait until Promotion Sunday, which is typically the first weekend in June.

What to bring for your baby/toddler:

When you pack your diaper bag, please remember to include: two or three disposable diapers, a complete change of clothes, bottles pre-mixed (if needed)/”sippy” cups, pacifier or security blanket (if used).
Label all of your child’s belongings with first & last name - diaper bag (with the Diaper Tag), pacifier, bottle, snack container, sweaters/jackets, etc. We can provide asset/item tags at check-in, ask the check in attendant.

Diaper Changing

Parents are responsible to furnish diapers for their child. However, a small supply of diapers is kept in the nursery in case an emergency arises.

Caregivers are instructed to wear disposable gloves when changing diapers and to get a new pair before changing another child’s diaper. The changing table is cleaned with a disinfectant spray after each diaper change.

Nursing Mothers

A comfortable room is available to nursing moms adjacent to the women’s restroom in the Main Building foyer.

Parent Helper Nursery Rotation

As many parents know, little ones are very physically active and they require much attention to keep them safe.  We rely heavily on our volunteers and parents in order to give the quality care we desire to the many children in our nursery and to keep our ratio of caregivers to children low (i.e., 1:1 to 1:5).  And so, we ask that each parent/guardian, who has a child in our Nursery Ministry, work in a Nursery class every 6 to 10 weeks for a one-hour shift.  After 6 months of regular attendance, each parent/guardian will be contacted by our Nursery Coordinator and scheduled to serve in the Nursery as a Parent Helper.

Exempt parents are those who volunteer in another FBC Ministry on a regular basis (at least once/month).

Preschool - 4th Grade

Preschool (Pre-K – Kindergarten)

While participating in our preschool-aged Sunday school class, your child will begin to understand how and why we worship God; to know that the stories of the Bible are true; and that the Bible is God’s message of love to us. They will also practice Scripture memory and learn what it means to trust, love and obey God.

Here's what we're learning in Sunday school!

Class format

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes have a large and small group format using Creative Pastors’ Elevate, Jr. curriculum. Once checked in and greeted by their teacher, the children play with toys and games until the service begins.  They then gather in a large group for singing, prayer and offering and to hear a Bible story through creative story-telling, puppetry, live drama or interactive video clips. After story time, the children form in small groups to rotate through different activities that enhance the Bible lesson (i.e., games, art/craft projects and snack.)

Early Elementary (1st – 2nd grade)

Children in this age group will be part of an exciting, fun-filled environment as they participate in interactive large and small group activities. By the time your child completes second grade, he/she will learn to listen to Bible verses and stories with understanding; be able to identify key words and actions of main Bible characters; and memorize the names of the first 4-5 books of the Old and New Testaments, as well as selected Scriptures.

Here's what we're learning in Sunday school!

Middle Elementary (3rd – 4th Grade)

As your child engages in interactive Bible stories, games, competition and meaningful kids’ worship, he/she will learn: more about God’s greatness and goodness; to understand the Holy Trinity; to choose ways to show God how they love, trust and obey Him through worship, prayer, attitudes and actions; that God has a special plan for each believer; and how to serve Jesus by serving others in the church, the community and the world. 

Here's what we're learning in Sunday school!

Class format for Early & Middle Elementary (1st – 4th Grade)

For Grades 1 – 4, we use a high-energy, theme-based, interactive video curriculum from Creative Pastors’: Elevate.  After check-in, children go to their appropriate classroom to be greeted and to gather in large group where they will: worship God using a variety of time-honored and contemporary, age-appropriate Christian songs; hear the Bible story and learn about Bible truths through creative story-telling, puppetry, live drama or interactive video clips; be introduced to the week’s Bible memory verse through a fun, large group activity.

About 20-30 minutes into the service, the children will break out into age-appropriate groups of 10-15 kids where the lesson is further discussed and reinforced through activities, games, art projects and sometimes snacks.

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