Children's Ministry

Children are a vital part of our church family, participating in worship, music, education, missions and recreation. Programs are designed carefully in order to teach children about God's love and how to serve him through music, study, and helping others.

Caitlin Bomar
Director of Children's Ministry


News & Events for Children & Families



Sunday Mornings for Children

Childcare is available on Sundays for the youngest children from 8:15 to 12:30. Sunday school classes are at 9:40. During the 11:00 service, we have a Time with the Younger Members; after that, PK and JK children may either go to Children's Church Continued or stay in the sanctuary with their parents. Children are always welcome in worship services at Idlewild!

Sunday Morning Childcare

The nursery is open Sundays, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is located in the Sanctuary Building, Former Conference Room, 1st Floor. You will sign your child in and out every time. The first time, you will need to fill out information at the nursery.  

Click here for a PDF form to print ahead of time. Click here for a Nursery brochure.

Loving, nurturing care is provided for the littlest members of our church family. 

INFANTS  (babies, until they are one year old and walking)

(one year and walking to two years old)  Nursery, former Conference Room

(ages two & three) Nursery, former Conference Room 

Explore simple Bible stories using Cokesbury's Deep Blue curriculum, with lots of time for active play. They transition into the preschool class when potty trained.

Sunday School - 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. 

The nursery as well as all children's ministry classrooms re in the Sanctuary Building for the '17-'18 school year.  If you have questions, please contact Caitlin Bomar, Director of Children’s Ministry, or 540-471-4825.

Nursery care available during Sunday school and 11:00 worship service.

Nursery for Babies, Toddlers and Two Year Olds, Former Conference Room (1st floor, Sanctuary Building)  

PK/JK Class: Former Library (2nd floor, Sanctuary Building)

SK - 2nd Grade Class: Strock Room, (2nd Floor, Santuary Building) 

3rd - 5th Grade Class: Christian Formation Suite (2nd Floor, Sanctuary Building). Begins with music in the Choir Room from 9:40-10:00.

Children in grades 3-5 are invited to sign up to help usher every third Sunday. If your child is interested, please contact Caitlin Bomar.



Children's Church Continued (C3) 

During the 11:00 service, children participate in the Time with the Younger Members. After that, if they want to, PK and JK children may go to Children's Church Continued (C3 in the former Library). Children are always welcome in worship services! Parents should take their children to the hallway outside the sanctuary and sign in with a volunteer, who will take him/her to C3. They will participate in worship, Bible stories, crafts, snacks and playtime. Parents should pick up their children immediately after the service. 


        Children's music during Sunday School time from 9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

  • JK/PK Class meets in the former Library. (Donia Wade, Music Leader)
  • SK - 2nd Grade Class meets in the Strock Room. (Mary Jane Claassen, Music Leader) 
  •  3rd - 5th Grade Class meets in the Choir room.  (Ginger Hopkins, Music Leader)

 Children in grades 3-5 who are interested in being a part of a children's choir will have the opportunity to meet                 at a scheduled weekday time as arranged by Barry Oliver, Director of Music Ministries.



Children's Ministry Special Events

September 10: In the Know Sunday School Class for Parents, 9:40-10:40 a.m., T.K. Young Room

October 1: Communion Workshop for Sk and 1st graders and Parents, Strock Room. (First Sunday Lunch), 12:15-2:00 p.m.

October 13-15 NaCoMe All Church Camp

October 30: Trunk or Treat, Dinner 5:00-6:00 p.m., T.K. Young Room. Activities in the parking lot 5:30-7:30 p.m.

November 5: Movie Night, 4:00 p.m. and Children's Activities, T.K. Young Room

November 19: Sunday School Teachers Bread-Making at Dana Brandons's from 3:00-5:00 p.m., 481 W Racquet Club Place, 38117

December 3: Advent Sunday School Party from 9:40-10:40 a.m.

December 17: Waffle Sunday from 9:40-10:40 a.m. for all ages in the T.K. Young Room

December 24: Family Christmas Eve Service at 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary






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