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


Vacation Bible School and MAD Camp Registration is Closed

Vacation Bible school (VBS) and MAD (Make A Difference) Camp will be 9:00 to 12:00 noon, Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, 2017.  VBS, for rising PK*-3rd graders (*PK children must be out of diapers), is an exploration of who Jesus is and how we can more closely follow him. MAD Camp, for rising 4th-5th graders, is an opportunity for students to be involved in fun, creative, hands-on mission projects through which they will learn about the importance of serving God and God's people.


Sunday Mornings

Childcare is available on Sundays for the youngest children from 8:15 to 12:30. Church school classes are at 9:40. During the 11:00 service, we have a Time with the Younger Members; after that, children age three through kindergartners 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!


The nursery is open Sundays, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is located in the Jones Bldg., on the main/2nd floor, east hallway. 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.

INFANTS  (babies, until they are one year old and walking), TODDLERS (one year and walking to two years old)  Nursery, large room on left)

  • Loving, nurturing care is provided for the littlest members of our church family. The are in the large room on the left.

TWO-YEAR-OLDS (ages two & three) (Room 212E) 

  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 Classes

All Sunday classes are 9:40-10:40 a.m. in the Jones Bldg.

Children remain in the same age group until Rally Day on August 20. Sunday school classes are combined during the summer into PK through first grade and 2nd through 5th grade. If you have questions, please contact Caitlin Bomar, Director of Children’s Ministry, cbomar@idlewildchurch.org or 540-471-4825.

BABIES, TODDLERS AND TWO YEAR OLDS: Childcare available in the Nursery, [Jones Bldg., 2nd Floor East].


Faith without works is dead. (James 2:26)

May 28–JUNE 18: CUBA (Mark 12:31)

PRE-K through First Grade [Jones Bldg., 2nd Floor West, Room 204W]

2ND–5TH GRADERS [Jones Bldg., 3rd Floor East, Room 310E]

**Please Note new locations below beginning June 25

 BABIES, TODDLERS, AND TWO YEAR OLDS: Childcare availabe in the Nursery, [Conference Room].

JUNE 25–JULY 16: MORE THAN A MEAL (Matthew 25:35)

PRE-K through First Grade [Church Library]

2ND–5TH GRADERS [Strock Room]


PRE-K through FIRST GRADE [Church Library]

2ND–5TH GRADERS [Strock Room]


Back to School Pool Party for Children Rising 5th grade and Under

Saturday, August 26 from 2:00–5:00 p.m.

 Judy Johnson, 768 Charles Place (38122)

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
RSVP by August 20 to Caitlin Bomar, cbomar@idlewildchurch.org


Children's Church Continued (C3) 

During the 11:00 service, children participate in the Time with the Younger Members, then (if they want) ages three- Sr. kindergarten go to Children's Church Continued. Parents should take their children to the hallway outside the Sanctuary and sign in their child with a volunteer who will take him/her to Room 204W. In C3, they participate in worship, Bible stories, crafts, snacks and playtime. Parents should pick up their children immediately after the service from Room 203W. 


             Three Year Olds and Junior Kindergarten, directed by Donia Wade

Senior Kindergarten and 1st Grade, directed by Mary Jane Claassen. 

Primary Choir - Grades 2 through 5, directed by Ginger Hopkins










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