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Kids: Birth – 4th Grade

Through worship, prayer, large group teaching, and small group activities we create an environment that inspires the awe and wonder of God – a place where everyone with varied abilities will experience and learn about the life-changing love of Jesus Christ.

We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation

about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about His power and mighty wonders. Psalm 78:4

Weekly Programming

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

Join us for children’s programming on Sunday mornings during the 10:45 worship service for birth thru 4th grade. Programming during the 9:00am service will serve families with children birth – 3 years old. 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 14, 2022 and runs thru April 26.

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 14, 2022 and runs thru April 26.

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 we offer programming for birth – 3 yrs old 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 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 this 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.

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!

Ministry Team

We desire to partner with families to help nurture a love and understanding for God’s Word and its essential doctrines in order to lay a strong foundation for a lifetime of faith for the Glory of God.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and forever more. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18

Do you have a resource to share? Our staff would love to know more about how you are building a strong foundation of faith within your homes. Do you have a favorite devotional book you read with your kids?  Or a worship CD to share?  Contact calvarykids@calvarygr.org

Ann Bagley
Associate Director, Calvary Kids
abagley@calvarygr.org

Kirsten DeMoss
Facilitator, Calvary Kids
kdemoss@calvarygr.org

Zach Schmuck

Zach Schmuck
Facilitator, Calvary Kids
& Special Needs Ministries

zschmuck@calvarygr.org

Betsy Nolan
Facilitator, Calvary Kids
& Special Needs Ministries
bnolan@calvarygr.org

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

THIS COULD BE YOU!
Ministry Assistant, Calvary Kids,
Students & Young Adult Ministries

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Chris DeHaan.

Upcoming Special Events:

Aug
17

Calvary Kids – Popsicles on the Playground | 9:30am-11:30am

Moms and Dads – pack the kids in the car and join other Calvary families for a morning on the playground at GR Township park! Complimentary frozen treats and artisan coffees will be available!

Sep
14

Calvary Kids: Li’l Kids-N-Action | 6:30pm-7:45pm

Calvary Kids – Lil’ KNA – Three and four year olds can join us on Wednesdays to learn stories of kids in the Bible who demonstrated their own faith in action.

Sep
14

Kids ‘N Action (K-4th Grade) | 6:30pm-7:45pm

Calvary Kids – If you are in KDG-4th Grade, join us for Kids ‘N Action – a place for you to join with your friends and have a-rockin’ good time learning about Jesus and how to turn your faith into action!

Oct
08

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

Calvary Kids Family Adventure Night – Come hang out with other families and enjoy some fall festivities at Post Family Farms in Hudsonville on Oct. 8!