Children's Ministry

Why Children's Ministry

In keeping with the CDC guidelines, we require masks to be worn and do temperature checks at the door. 

It has always been part of God’s plan to have kids in the church. Jesus was dedicated in the temple as a young child and was comfortable enough there. He spent two days in the temple during a trip as a child. It’s our goal that this church be just as inviting. We want to help in the spiritual development of your children and encourage you to help out as well. We are a Safe Gatherings church meaning all staff and volunteers that work with youth are required to take training and pass background checks. We are always looking for volunteers in our children’s programs. If you would like to help out in some way, please feel free to call Jeanine Spangler at the church office, (308) 237-3158 or email her at jeanines@kearneyfirstumc.org.

Children's Ministry Offerings

VBS

Preschool - Elementary

Climb aboard for mountains of fun and faith-filled adventure in this year's Rocky Railway VBS! Register your children for the morning session (June 14-18) or the Evening Session (July 12-16) below!  You can also register to volunteer at the links below.

Morning Session

Evening Session

Nursery

Infant - Toddler

(Unavailable due to COVID)

Our nursery is available during all services on Sunday mornings and can be arranged for other church functions as needed. It is located in room 131 near the main bathrooms. The nursery is designed for newborns until kids start school. There are Sunday school classes for children starting at Pre-K, but children are still welcome in the nursery until they start school. School-age children are encouraged to attend Sunday school, worship or both as parents see fit. Parents are given pagers so if there is an emergency or need of assistance from any parent, they are just a page away. The nursery is staffed by trained, paid staff members.

Sunday School

Preschool - Elementary

Sunday School is for children in Pre-K–5th grade.  We will meet on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:50 AM.  The kids will experience God's love through bible lessons, games, and crafts.  Check in for Sunday School is located by the double doors leading into the Family Life Center.  If you have been thinking of a way to help out in the children’s programs, we can always use more help.

Kingdom Kids

Preschool - 5th Grade

Kingdom Kids is a program designed for children in Pre-K–5th grade.  We will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM during the school year.  The kids will enjoy games, bible lessons, and crafts.  Check in for Kingdom Kids is located by the north entrance.  If you have been thinking of a way to help out in the children’s programs, we can always use more help.

Little Seeds of Faith

6 months - 6 years

(Unavailable due to COVID)

Little Seeds of Faith is designed for kids 6 months to 6 years old and meets every Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. The group has games and snacks. It is designed as a way to help parents out with some free time in the middle of the week. It is led by a volunteer teacher, and a volunteer grandparent. Parents are encouraged to take turns helping with the group while others enjoy a free morning. Cost is $3 per child ($6 max per family) and is open to anyone. Please let us know of any food allergies and provide formula, diapers and a change of clothes as needed for your child. Contact the church office at (308) 237-3158 for more information or to register.

Cherub Choir

2 Years - 1st Grade

(Unavailable due to COVID)

Cherub Choir is for children ages 2 through 1st grade.  They will practice on Sunday mornings from 10:30 -10:50 AM in Room 133 on the main floor.  Children that attend the 9:30 Sunday school time will be brought to the choir room by their teachers.  Parents must come to the choir room to pick their children up after practice.  No children will be allowed to leave without a parent.  Cookies or donuts will be served as a snack.

Grapple

4nd - 5th Grade

Grapple is our Wednesday evening program for the 4th and 5th grade children.  It runs from 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM and offers time for the kids to dig into the Bible to answer questions they have about God and life.  The small group setting is designed to get preteens interacting and discussing their questions and their faith.

Children's Bell Choir

2nd - 5th Grade

(Unavailable due to COVID)

This is a bell choir for children in 2nd-5th grade.  Practices are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM and run through the school year.

They meet in the Open Circle Room.

The choir performs during the 9:30 service on the 2nd Sunday every other month.