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    Sunday mornings for families with children

    For Infants & Toddlers
    We love infants and toddlers at Federated!  We are committed to providing a clean, safe, and age appropriate environment for your little ones while you attend church service.  Our paid child care providers have undergone full background checks and drug screening.  They are consistently here for easy transitions when parting with your child.  Our goal for our nursery is to model God’s love for your child by providing quality care. We also have a Parents Room adjacent to the Sanctuary on Bell Street where parents can worship with their little ones while viewing the service on closed circuit television.

    For Preschoolers

    Sunday School for Preschoolers will take place in Kids Cove (Room 30) using First Look, a curriculum designed specifically for the littlest learners.  This curriculum focuses on communicating three basic truths to preschoolers through the use of Bible stories, videos, activities, music and crafts.  These truths are:

    *God made me.

    *God loves me.

    *Jesus wants to be my friend forever.


    For Kindergartners through 6th graders

    Throughout the program year, from mid-September through May, Sunday School is offered for this age group. The format differs at the two worship hours.

    At the 9am worship hour, the children will begin the morning in the Sanctuary every Sunday.  They will be excused for approximately 25 minutes to enjoy a large group Discovery Island  (Room 220) gathering that will include the story and worship time.  Children will return to the service following the sermon.

    At the 11am worship hour, the children will meet at Discovery Island  (Room 220) for a full hour of  large and small group gatherings.  Children should be picked up in their small group classrooms following the service.  The exception to this is the first Sunday of the month when Communion is offered.  On those Sundays, the children will begin in the Sanctuary, leave to enjoy the large group Discovery Island (Room 220) gathering and return to the Sanctuary for Communion.

    At Discovery Island we use a curriculum called 252 Basics.  The teaching is based on three powerful truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52:
    *I need to make the wise choice. (Wisdom)
    *I can trust God no matter what. (Faith)
    *I should treat others the way I want to be treated.  (Friendship)

    The format for our mornings will include a large group gathering for the story and worship. The extended time at the 11am worship hour will allow for a breakout into small groups to apply elements of the lesson in fun ways. 

    Each month will incorporate a theme and a life application.  Sample topics include:
    Theme:  Dirty Jobs
              Life Application:  Seeing what needs to be  done and doing it.(Initiative)
    Theme:  In Focus
              Life Application:  Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. (Individuality)
     
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    Co-Director, Children's Ministries (Birth-6th grade)
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