<p>Children&#39;s Ministry<br />
<em>Register weekly for Sunday programs<br />
by Wednesdays at noon</em></p>
Children's Ministry
Register weekly for Sunday programs
by Wednesdays at noon

Children

At Calvary, we love children! And we love teaching them about God and His Word.

Calvary Children’s Ministry actively partners with parents to encourage families to make a whole life commitment to Jesus Christ. We seek to engage each child in a fun and creative, age-appropriate program that helps build a strong spiritual foundation. We invite your child to be part of our ministry on Sundays, throughout the week, and at special events during the year!


Register weekly for our Sunday programs!


Calvary offers Nursery, Preschool, and KidZone on Sundays from 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM (continuous programming). In addition, we have Zone 345 from 11:15 AM–12:15 PM. Please see program details and registration below.

Children ages 5+ are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Adult volunteers and parents dropping off and picking up children must wear masks. Thank you!

  • New to Calvary? We invite you to register and begin participating in our programs!
  • Check out our event pics and videos on our Facebook page.
  • Interested in volunteering? There are many ways you can support Calvary Children's Ministry. Please find out more about joining our team HERE.

Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children's Ministry, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Join our team! Preschool, Nursery, The Zone, Welcome Desk, & Special Needs

    As we prepare to increase our programs for children on campus, we need our faithful Children's Ministry volunteers to rejoin our ranks — and new volunteers to find their place of service with us! If you love the Lord Jesus and love to teach children about Him and His Word, we invite you to partner with us to reach the next generation with the Gospel. 

    There are volunteer opportunities in Nursery, Preschool, Kid Zone, Zone 345, Special Needs, and the Family Welcome Desk. To join our team, a current background check is required.

    Register

    Find out how you can get involved! Contact Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, at 704.341.5458 or strull@calvarychurch.com.

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    Nursery
    Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration

    The Nursery provides loving care for infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months. Parents can drop off little ones and attend the service with peace of mind. We see the Nursery as a child's first step toward a relationship with Christ. As infants and toddlers learn to trust those who take care of them, their hearts prepare to have faith in God, who loves and cares for them.

    We offer Nursery on Sundays from 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM with weekly preregistration.


    REGISTER WEEKLY FOR NURSERY

    You must register your child EACH WEEK. Registration opens on Mondays at 9:00 AM and closes on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Parents who successfully register will receive an email from the Nursery Coordinator with their child's classroom assignment for that Sunday. 

    Register for Sunday, June 20

    REGISTER INFANTS

    Note: Young 2-year-olds must have turned two after 8/31/20

    REGISTER TODDLERS AGE 1 – YOUNG 2s


    What are the Nursery hours?
    Sunday Mornings: 9:45 AM–12:15 PM

    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please preregister your child to attend the Nursery.

    What should I bring for my child?
    Pack a diaper bag and label it with your child's name. Please label all bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers with your child's name. Masks are not required for infants and toddlers.

    How do I check in and drop off my child?
    Only one parent (wearing a mask) is permitted to drop off and pick up their child. 

    What security measures are in place? How can I keep in touch?

    • Classroom capacity will be limited.
    • All volunteers will wear masks.
    • Kiosk check-in will not be used at this time.
    • Children will receive a pre-printed name tag and security bracelet in the classroom.
    • We will use a parent’s mobile phone number to notify you immediately if you're needed in the Nursery.
    • All parents will receive a matching security number from the security wristband for pick-up.

    Have a new baby? Or are you expecting?
    We’d love to welcome you and provide helpful information about the Nursery.


    Questions? Contact Jane Jewell, Nursery Coordinator, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com 

     

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    Preschool
    Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration

    On Sunday mornings, we introduce children to the lifelong adventure of walking with God and being Jesus' disciple. Preschool classes are for children ages 2 through Kindergarten. Children enjoy Bible lessons, learn Scripture verses, participate in engaging activities, and make crafts with their friends. 

    We offer a Preschool program on Sundays from 9:45 AM–12:15 PM with weekly preregistration.


    REGISTER WEEKLY FOR PRESCHOOL

    You must register your child EACH WEEK. Registration opens on Mondays at 9:00 AM and closes on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Parents who successfully register will receive an email from the Preschool Coordinator with their child's classroom assignment for that Sunday. 

    Register for Sunday, June 20

    Note: 2-year-olds must have turned two by 8/31/20

    REGISTER 2–3 YR OLDS

    Note: 4-year-olds must have turned four by 8/31/20

    REGISTER 4 YR OLDS – KINDERGARTEN


    What are Preschool hours?
    Sunday Mornings: 9:45 AM–12:15 PM

    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please preregister your child to attend our Preschool program.

    What should I bring for my child?
    Bring any needed supplies clearly labeled with your child's name. Preschoolers are not required to wear masks.

    How do I check in and drop off my child?
    Only one parent (wearing a mask) is permitted to drop off and pick up their child. 

    What security and safety measures are in place? How can I keep in touch?

    • All volunteers will wear masks.
    • Kiosk check-in will not be used at this time.
    • Children will receive a pre-printed name tag and a security bracelet at the classroom.
    • For younger children, we will use a parent’s mobile phone number to notify you immediately if you're needed in the Preschool.
    • All parents will receive a matching security number from the security wristband for pick-up.

    We invite and encourage parents to serve with their child's class on a rotating basis.


    For ages 2–3, contact: Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com
    For ages 4–5, contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com

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    KidZone for Grades 1 & 2
    Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration

    KidZone is where our 1st and 2nd graders begin making their faith their own. The children worship the Lord through music, participate in Bible study and prayer, and begin to apply biblical principles to their lives. We emphasize God's desire to have a personal relationship with every child!

    We offer KidZone on Sundays from 9:45 AM –12:15 PM in the Crown Room, with weekly preregistration.


    REGISTER TO ATTEND KIDZONE

    Parents must register children to attend EACH WEEK. Registration opens on Mondays at 9:00 AM and closes Wednesdays at Noon.

    Register for Sunday, June 20

    REGISTER 1st graders

    REGISTER 2nd graders


    Where should I drop off and pick up my child?

    • The kitchen side of the Crown Room on the 3rd floor

    What about masks?

    • All Children's Ministry staff, volunteers, and parents dropping off/picking up children must wear masks in the children's hallways and classrooms. School-age children are required to wear masks until further notice.

    Contact: Elise Swepston, 704.887.3693, eswepston@calvarychurch.com

     
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    Zone 345 for Grades 3–5
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration
     

    Zone 345 is a fun Children's Ministry program where kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be:

    • Engaged in God's Word
    • Equipped to understand and apply God's truth, and
    • Encouraged to stand firm in their faith.

    Zone 345 meets on Sundays from 11:15 AM–12:15 PM in the Crown Room on the 3rd floor. Children are encouraged to attend the worship service with their families at 9:45 AM.

    Children should pick up a Calvary Kids Worship Folder at any of the Welcome Desks before entering the Sanctuary for service. They can follow the sermon by answering the questions provided by Pastor Munro. After the service, drop off the completed folder at the Family Welcome Desk or in the Crown Room when your child arrives at Zone 345.

    We start in a large group to present the Bible story through video and activities before dispersing into small groups so kids can dig deeper into God's Word.

    Masks: All Children's Ministry staff, volunteers, and parents dropping off/picking up children must wear masks in the children's hallways and classrooms. Children are required to wear masks until further notice.


    REGISTER TO ATTEND ZONE 345

    Parents MUST preregister their children to attend each week. Registration will open at 9:00 AM on Mondays and close at Noon on Wednesdays.

    Register for Zone 345 on Sunday, June 20

    REGISTER 3rd GRADERS

    REGISTER 4th GRADERS

    REGISTER 5th GRADERS

    We will confirm registrations by email. We appreciate your patience! 


    How do I drop off my child for Zone345?

    • One parent should check in the child outside the Crown Room by the Fellowship Kitchen on the 3rd floor.
    • The child will receive a preprinted name tag and security bracelet before entering the Crown Room.

    What safety protocols should I expect?

    • Parents, volunteers/staff, and children are required to wear masks.
    • There will be frequent sanitization of hands and high-touch surfaces.

    How do I pick up my child after Zone345?

    • Parents will pick up their children outside the classrooms (down the hall on the 3rd floor, across from the Banquet Room).
    • Parents will present the security tag from their child's security bracelet.
    • Please pick up promptly at 12:15 PM.

    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com 

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    Children's Bible Clubs
    Awana & Gopher Buddies
    On Summer Break

    Our Children's Bible Clubs — Awana & Gopher Buddies — are fun-filled programs for children age 3 through 5th grade. We also offer C–Track for students in grades 6–12. In these programs, kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.

    Club meetings are on Wednesday evenings during the school year.

    The cost for Awana and Gopher Buddies is $65 per child per year, covering uniforms, workbooks, and awards. The cost for C–Track is $35. Financial assistance is available.


    Gopher Buddies  |  Ages 3, 4 & TK 

    Young children enjoy games and activities while beginning to learn and memorize Scripture. We encourage preschoolers to have daily devotions at home with their families. Children must be 3-years-old by August 31 and be fully potty-trained. Clubs meet at 6:30–8:00 PM.


    Awana Sparks  |  K–2nd Grade
    Awana T&T  |  3rd–5th Grade

    Awana is an international Bible club ministry that focuses on teaching children the Word of God. Weekly Scripture memory, Bible-centered lessons, games, and awards for "a job well done" are key to Awana's goal of making Christians "Approved Workmen that Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15). Clubs meet at 6:30–8:00 PM.


    Awana C–Track  |  6th–12th Grades

    C–Track students recite their verses to various mentors on Wednesday evenings as they pursue their Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program. The meeting time is 5:45–6:25 PM. This program is also available for adults who wish to pursue the challenge!


    Parents, please remember that Bible Clubs are not drop-off events. Plan to remain on campus during clubs. Check out one of our Bible Study Electives or consider volunteering with a club. Thank you!


    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Families that need assistance should register each child using the Financial Assistance registration to be considered for approval.


    VOLUNTEERS

    We need adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session to attend. Join our team!


    Contacts: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com
    Su Trull, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry RE-ENROLL
    Parents, please update
    your child's records now!

    We're asking ALL parents to re-enroll their children to re-establish our class rosters and update family contact information.

    NEW INFORMATION NEEDED —

    • MOBILE PHONES — We now use mobile phones to contact parents if needed during worship services, programs, and events. We no longer use pagers. Thank you for sharing your number!
    • TEXT UPDATES — We invite you to opt-in to our texting service for occasional reminders and updates about your child's program.
    • AGE/GRADE LEVEL — New class rosters will be based on your child's anticipated grade for the 2021–2022 school year. Please provide your child's date of birth AND the grade he/she will enter this fall.

    Thank you for helping us with accurate information for your child and family!

    RE-ENROLL NOW

    PLEASE NOTE  Re-enrollment does NOT replace weekly preregistration to participate in our programs.  


    Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com