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Kids: Birth – 4th Grade

We partner with families to raise kids who will trust, love, and follow Jesus for the rest of their lives.

Weekly Programming

Calvary Kids Sunday Mornings
Sundays | 10:45am-12:00pm

Join us for children’s programming on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 or 10:45 worship service for birth thru 4th grade. If your kids are not already attending either service, please register them! Calvary Kids on Sundays

Kids in Action
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm

KNA is our midweek class for children in kindergarten through 4th  grade. We train and encourage kids to put their faith in action.  Registration is required and is open at mycalvarygr.org. Programming starts Sept 13, 2023 and runs thru April 24.

Li’l KNA
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm

Li’l KNA is our programming for birth-young 5s. Parents must be in a class/study or volunteering on Wednesday nights for kids to participate. Registration is required and is open at mycalvarygr.org. Programming starts Sept 13, 2023 and runs thru April 24.

Helpful Info

Welcome, we are looking forward to meeting you!

Calvary Kids Ministry is located at the bottom of the stairs that are found outside the main sanctuary. We welcome children of all abilities to join us for one of our two Sunday morning services. At our 9:00 am service and at our 10:45 service, we have programming for children ages birth – 4th grade. We also offer mid-week Kids-N-Action programming on Wednesdays during the school year, for ages Kindergarten – Fourth grade.

To register for Sunday Mornings: Calvary Kids on Sundays

To register for Wednesday Nights: KNA Registration or Lil’ KNA Registration

As you enter our space in the lower level, there are friendly faces that will help you with our Check-In procedures and will walk with you to your child’s classroom. We also have a family photo wall that helps families connect faces with names! Help us get to know your family better – send a picture to calvarykids@calvarygr.org, or drop one in the mail to Calvary Kids, 707 E. Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Please include contact information as well.

We would love to celebrate with you! Send a photo of your little one and details to calvarykids@calvarygr.org.

Consider participating in our next child dedication. Child Dedication is a time for parents to make a commitment, to God and in front of friends and family, to raise their children to trust and follow God. More details Here.

If you are interested in joining us on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights, we would love to add your kids to our database so that you can print name tags at our kiosk when checking them in. Please take just a couple of minutes to register them for Calvary Kids church, that would be great!

On Sundays and Wednesdays, all children need to stop by the check-in area to print their name tags and be escorted by a parent or guardian to the room number printed on their name tag.

Checking In and Recording Attendance: To check your child into his/her classroom:

  • Affix one name tag to your child
  • Give one name tag to the Calvary Kids classroom volunteer who will use it to create a class roster and record attendance
  • Retain the parent or guardian tag to complete our check-out procedures

Checking Out and Child Release: The name tag issued upon check-in must be presented in order for a child to be released. Children birth through fourth grade will be released only to a parent or another responsible guardian that is in seventh grade or older. If a tag is lost, a Calvary Staff member will verify a parent’s ID and release the child.

If you are a first-time visitor or if your child would benefit from special accommodations, come see us at our guest check-in table! If you would like to register your kids for Sunday mornings, please register them here.

Thank you for partnering with the CK staff to keep the children we serve and our serving team members healthy. To ensure a healthy environment for all children and volunteers, we follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics which state that a child stays home if any of the following symptoms are present:

  • fever, vomiting, diarrhea (within previous 24 hours)
  • any skin infections or rashes
  • lice
  • any communicable diseases – two weeks after symptoms have subsided
  • pink eye or other eye infections
  • croup
  • green or yellow discharge from the nose
  • sore throat

If you are in person at Calvary and need a place for your kids (infant-4th grade) to “move” while you watch the service streamed on a large screen, you are welcome to worship in the Family Room on the lower level in the CK area. In addition, room 112, which is across from the choir room on the lower level, is also open for families with older children.

If you are at home and would like to live stream, follow us HERE!

Would you like to see an entire generation of faithful believers raised up to proclaim the gospel to a world that needs it? Then come alongside Calvary Kids to sing, dance, laugh, learn about, and praise the greatness of our God!

Take a look at our Serving Webpage for more info!

Ministry Team

Michelle Smith
Co-Director, Calvary Kids
msmith@calvarygr.org

 

Kirsten DeMoss
Facilitator, Calvary Kids
kdemoss@calvarygr.org

 

Sheri Schmidt
Director of Adoption & Foster Care
sschmidt@calvarygr.org

Ann Bagley
Co-Director, Calvary Kids
abagley@calvarygr.org

 

Brooke Hensler
Facilitator & Ministry Assistant, Calvary Kids
bhensler@calvarygr.org

 

Pamela Cook
Facilitator, Calvary Kids
& Special Needs Ministries
pcook@calvarygr.org

We desire to partner with families to help nurture a love and understanding of God and his Word in order to lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of faith.

We do this by:

KNOWING: We create a safe, welcoming environment where all kids and families experience relationships that exhibit the love of Jesus so that kids feel known, cared for, and loved.

GROWING: Through the storytelling of the bible, catechism training, and relational discipleship, kids will grow in the knowledge of biblical truth, learning about Jesus through hands-on, real-life, engaging discovery.

SERVING: In response to the life-changing love of Jesus, we are guided to participate in God’s mission in our church and in our community.

LOVING: As a family of believers, we engage with, encourage, and equip those around us with the tools necessary for spiritual growth.

GOING: God’s Spirit will empower and move kids and families beyond the church and home to be ambassadors for Christ and take the gospel’s good news to their neighbors and the world.

Upcoming Events:

Jul
24

Calvary Kids – Water Wednesday | 10:00am-12:00pm

Bring your swimsuit and get ready for some splish-splashy fun!

Aug
07

Calvary Kids – Popsicles at the Park | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join Calvary Kids families for frozen treats and coffee at Grand Rapids Township Park. Invite your friends and neighbors for this time of fellowship and fun!

Oct
05

Calvary Kids | Post Family Farms | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Calvary Kids | Post Family Farms | Saturday, Oct 5 | 6:30 pm-9:00 pm | $20 PER FAMILY If you are looking for a beautiful, old-fashioned, farm setting to celebrate the abundance of the harvest season, look no further! Post Family Farm is overflowing with pumpkins, squash, gourds, and more fall farm fun. Apple cider, donuts, hayrides, a bonfire, a corn maze, and more await you at our user-friendly farm! So invite your neighbors to join your family for fall festivities at Post Family Farm! Location: Post Family Farm is located at 5081 Bauer Rd, Hudsonville, MI 49426 Registration is required and is open at calvarygr.org Please note: Registration is $20 per family.   Questions? Contact Brooke Hensler, Calvary Kids Facilitator/Ministry Assistant

Oct
20

Child Dedication | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Parents – take this opportunity to commit your children to the Lord at our Child Dedication services on Oct 20th. Registration is required.