As we come back for in person services we are ready to welcome kids (birth – 5th grade) for kids programming during our 9:00 and 11:00 worship hours. While our procedures and spaces will look a little different, our mission remains unchanged. We want to Love Kids to Love Jesus Christ – ultimately growing a faith that is enduring, known, and fully alive!
Location: All of our kids environments (18 months – 5th grade) are now in rooms off our courtyard (front of church near fountain). This allows us to complete check in outside and move kids right into their rooms. Birth – 17 month rooms are in our Nursery area just inside the building. There will not be a children’s message during worship. If you choose to keep your kids with you during worship – there are kids ministry clipboards with activities inside the main doors.
Check In: Every child birth – 5th grade will need to be checked in at a kids check in station to enter a room. There will be two kids check in stations in the courtyard and one at the nursery counter. Temperature checks will be taken by our MPC volunteers at every entrance point. Once your temperatures are taken, you can proceed to where the kids check in stations are located.
At check in, each child will receive a nametag sticker with a code that matches a parent sticker. Once you have checked in, kids will go straight into their rooms – we will direct you where to go! At their classroom doors, kids will be given hand sanitizer when entering.
Masks: We are requiring masks for kids K-5. In the preschool and under rooms, masks are optional. All our leaders will be wearing masks.
Food: We will not be giving snacks during services. Instead, we will offer children 2 years and older a snack choice as they leave (with parent permission). There will also be juice and donuts served in the courtyard between our services.
Supplies: We will be giving kids 2 years and older their own pencil box with markers, crayons, scissors and gluestick. They will be labeled and kept in their rooms.
Social Distancing: In our K-5th grade rooms we will have designated spaces for kids to sit on the floor (either carpet or foam squares) and will spread out for activities. We will be using some activity items that multiple kids may touch (beach ball tossed around, paper etc…) At points these older rooms may go into the courtyard to play a game when that provides a better space for an activity. Groups will be made of 10 or less kids with 2 leaders.
Toys: In our K and under rooms we are reducing the number of toys available and will have designated bins for each service. Small toys will be kept to one child’s use. Larger toys (like slides, kitchens etc…) will be shared but cleaned between services. Toys will be disinfected each week.
Cleaning: All rooms will be cleaned prior to use and between services.