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Kids: Birth – 4th Grade

 

As Christ’s church in this place, we strive to glorify God in everything we do.

If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things, God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 4:11

From the Director:

Judi Warner
Director, Calvary Kids
jwarner@calvarygr.org

We Value . . .

  • Community – so we gather together for worship – for the glory of God
  • Families – so we provide resources to encourage and equip parents as the primary teachers of their children- for the glory of God
  • Spiritual Growth – so we teach, using all of scripture – for the glory of God
  • Loving Others – so we serve like Jesus – for the glory of God
  • Prayer – so our hearts stay close to the heart of God – for the glory of God
  • Sharing God’s story – so we go into our neighborhoods and around the world – for the glory of God

We are: 

  • Ministry partners, (staff, parents, grandparents, and serving team members) and we are committed to building a strong Christ-centered foundation that will lead kids to trust and follow Jesus for the rest of their lives.

We declare: 

Hear O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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

Lord our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8: 1-2

So Let’s Go!

  • Be ministry partners. Let us whole heartedly love Jesus and commit to building a faith foundation strong enough for kids to hold onto and live out FOREVER!
  • Create an environment that prompts awe and wonder for God. Whether you participate on Sunday CK or Wednesday KNA or worship with the “Gathered Assembly”, we affirm the teaching of God’s word in both large and small group settings.
  • Utilize resources & opportunities that equip and encourage all ministry partners on life’s journey of faith.
  • Plan family events that encourage community, outreach, and kingdom building for the Glory of God.

Thank you for joining in on this exciting adventure of telling the next generation the glorious deeds of the Lord so they will know and set their hope in God, for the glory of God. If you have questions or just want to talk –  let’s get together!

Judi Warner, Director of Calvary Kids

Weekly Programming:

Calvary Kids Sunday Mornings – Join us for children’s programming on Sunday mornings during the 10:45 am service for birth thru 4th grade. Programming during the 9 am service is not available at this time.

Kids in Action (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. Starts Sept. 15 and runs thru April 27. Please register at mycalvarygr.org

Lil’ 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. Starts Sept. 15 and runs thru April 27. Please register at mycalvarygr.org

Check-In & Check-Out Procedures:

On Sundays and Wednesdays, all children need to stop by the check-in area to print their name tags and then be escorted by a parent or guardian to the room number printed on their name tag. At the end of our ministry time, kids must be checked out by a parent or responsible guardian (high school age or older), bearing the claim tag that was issued upon check-in. If you are a first-time visitor, come see us at our guest check-in table! If you would like to register your kids for Sunday mornings, please register them here.

Special Needs: 

Special accommodations can be made for children with special needs. New to Calvary? Contact our Care Plan Coordinator, Betsy Nolan, so we can get to know you and your family.

 

Upcoming Highlighted Events:

(see full calendar below)

Post Family Farms Night – Saturday, Oct. 2nd – Register HERE!

Programming Calendar:

Sep
22

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
22

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!

Sep
29

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
29

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
02

Calvary Kids Family Adventure Night – Post Family Farms | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Calvary Kids Family Adventure Night – Come hang out with other families and enjoy some fall festivities at Post Family Farms in Hudsonville on Oct. 2!

Oct
06

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.

Oct
06

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
13

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.

Oct
13

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
20

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.

Ministry Team

Sara Tibbe
Assistant Director, Calvary Kids
stibbe@calvarygr.org

Zach Schmuck

Zach Schmuck
Calvary Kids Facilitator
zschmuck@calvarygr.org

Sheri Schmidt
Director, Orphan Care
sschmidt@calvarygr.org

Ann Bagley
Ministry Assistant
abagley@calvarygr.org

Kirsten DeMoss
Calvary Kids Facilitator
kdemoss@calvarygr.org

Betsy Nolan
Care Plan Coordinator
bnolan@calvarygr.org