Children's Ministries

Learning to Love God and Love Others

 

Nursery

Here at North Fresno Church, we offer our nursery program, newborn through two years of age. To better serve the children (and parents) who use the facility, we try to maintain an environment that is safe, clean, and fun for your child. Your desire to bring your family at an early age to church is beneficial for them as well as for you. The more you come with your child on a regular basis, the more familiar your child will become with the nursery and feel comfortable with the attendants that serve them. We have a sleeping/feeding room with cribs and a rocker for nursing moms, an infant section with swings, play yards and toys, and a toddler section with age-appropriate toys and slides. Our nursery is available during both worship services and Sunday school and is located on the first floor of our Education Building.

We believe that “church” should be enjoyable as a family and we like to offer children the opportunity to experience the worship service with the family. We also know that children have shorter attention spans than adults, so we offer a Children’s Church part-way through our services. Children age 3-years through 3rd grade have the option of attending Children’s Church on the 1st floor of our Educational Building. They hear a Bible story, do a craft/coloring page, play games, and lots more.


So, how does it all work? During the worship service, we’ll let you know when it’s time for the children to be dismissed for Children’s Church. In the 1st Service, they meet in Room 102. In the 2nd Service, they meet in either Room 101, 102, or 103 depending on their age. When you walk them to their class, be sure to sign them in and get a wristband. During the 2nd Service, they rotate between the classrooms, and you will pick them up in an adjacent classroom to where they started. After the worship service, you may sign them out in that classroom and return your wristband.

BLAST

BLAST is for 4th - 6th graders during the 2nd Service on Sunday mornings. BLAST meets up on the 2nd floor of the Educational Building in Room 208. These students are dismissed during the last part of the service to enjoy a time targeted just for them. We’ll indicate when it’s time for them to be dismissed in the worship service.

*BLAST takes a break during the month of December.

Every Sunday from 10:00-10:50 a.m. we have Sunday school for ages 3-years and older. Our hour is filled with music, crafts, Bible lesson and more! The locations are listed in the weekly bulletin and we have signs posted outside each classroom for your convenience. We have classes for "3's and 4's," "K and 1st grade," "2nd and 3rd grade," and "4th - 6th grade" (preteens).

During the school year (Beginning Sept. 5th), kids Kindergarten through 6th are invited to Wednesday ROTATE from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This year, our children will ROTATE between:

* Gym Station - students will play fun games to help kids exhaust some energy, learn to play kindly and build friendships

* Video Station - students will listen to a "God Story" (Bible lesson) and a "My Story" (a child sharing how this God story is lived out in real life)

* Small Group Station - students will interact with the God/My Stories in small groups and work out applying what they've learned in their families, neighborhoods and schools.

All students must complete a 2018-19 Children's Ministry Waiver to participate.

Keep up-to-date with what's happening in NFC by reading Pastor Connie's most recent Parent Newsletter!

Important Forms & Information for Children's Ministry Parents & Volunteers:

2018-19 Parent Guardian Waiver & Medical Authorization Form (download pdf)
August Newsletter (download pdf)
Jr. Volunteer Application (download pdf)
Volunteer Renewal Form (download pdf)
Auto Safety Certification Form (download pdf)

Events

Advent Conspiracy
Sunday, Dec 2nd

A movement to worship fully, spend less, give more, love all. Join us on Sunday mornings as we participate in Advent Conspiracy!

Wednesday Night Ministries
Wednesday, Nov 28th 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

We have Wednesday evening programs for children, youth, adults, and choir. Check out the 'Ministries' drop down menu.

Life Groups
Sunday, Nov 25th

Join a Life Group! Fill out the interest form if you are interested in joining a group.

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