Children's Ministry 

 

Sunday School classes have now moved to the Jones Building, 1st Floor!

 Look for greeters and signs to help you find your way.

Two Year Olds: Nursery, 1st floor, Room 153
PK-JK: Room 128
SK‑2nd: Room 127
3rd‑5th: begins in the Choir Room (Sanctuary building), then to Room 121 for class.

 

Sunday School leaders for 2019-20 school year

Would you like to invest your time, energy, and talent as a Sunday School leader in the 2019-20 school year? Below is a list of positions as of May 7. Please contact Caitlin C. Bomar.

  • SK/1st grade (two co-teachers, one more shepherd)
  • 2nd/3rd grade (two co-teachers, one more shepherd)
  • 4th/5th grade (one more teacher)  

 

Building a foundation of Christian faith for children and families.

Children's Ministry is abounding with opportunities for children fifth grade and under to be nurtured in their faith. From monthly fellowship gatherings, weekly Sunday School classes, and deepened involvement in worship services, to special events like Bible Workshops, intergenerational events at church and off-site retreats...there is no shortage of opportunity for you and your children to plug-in to the wonderful ways God is working at Idlewild. 

Children's Ministry Mission Statement: Believing in the importance of nurturing a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and God’s people, we will with God’s help, guide children to know, love, and serve the Lord by providing a solid foundation of Biblical understanding with opportunities to apply spiritual truths at home, school, and play.

Caitlin C. Bomar
Children's Ministry Director
540-471-4825
cbomar@idlewildchurch.org

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages does Children's Ministry include? What age children are in the nursery? What is Children's Church Continued? Can children participate in Communion? What leadership opportunities do you offer for children? How can I get involved? See FAQ for anwers to these questions and more, or contact Caitlin C. Bomar. 

 

 

 

 

Nursery Care on Sundays

The Nursery is open Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. providing loving, nurturing care for the littlest members of our church family. The Nursery is located in the Jones Building, Room 153, 1st Floor). The first time, you will need to fill out a registration form.

During the Sunday School hour from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m., this class explores simple Bible stories using Cokesbury's Deep Blue curriculum, with lots of time for active play. (No class in the summer, but care still available).

 

        Summer Sunday School 2019
       May 26 - August 11 (9:40 to 10:40) 

ThemeThose who look to God are radiant! Psalm 34:5 

 

Two-Year-Old Class does not meet in the summer.

PK-1st Grade children meet in Room 128

2nd - 5th Grade children meet in Room 121

Children do not "graduate" to their new grade until Rally Day on August 18.

     

Teacher Orientation for 2019-2020 School Year will likely be Sunday, August 4 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Location TBD.

 

Making a Joyful Noise during Sunday School 


PK/JK Class meets in the Jones Building, 1st Floor, Room 128 

SK - 2nd Grade Class meets in the Jones Building, 1st Floor, Room 127. (Donia Wade, Music Leader) Will sing in 11:00 worship:    2019: MAR 31 and MAY 12

3rd - 5th Grade Class meets in the Choir room. (Barry Oliver, 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.

 

WORSHIP 

Idlewild welcomes children of all ages and encourages them to participate in our entire worship service. Children’s worship packets can be found at all entrances to the church Sanctuary.

Children's Leadership in Worship

As a church that strives to have an intergenerational approach to ministry, we believe that children’s participation in worship is vital to the health of our congregation, and helps tremendously in the way of giving children a sense of purpose and belonging in worship. if your child would like to participate in any of the following ways, please contact Caitlin C. Bomar

First Sunday Bulletin Greeters: Children in SK through 5th grade are given the opportunity every first Sunday of the month to help pass out bulletins by the entrances to the Sanctuary.

Third Sunday Ushering: Children in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to serve as ushers in the 11 a.m. service every third Sunday, while children in SK-5th grade are invited to serve as ushers in the 8:30am service every third Sunday.  

Lord’s Prayer: Children who have memorized the Lord’s Prayer have the opportunity to sign up to lead the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer to close the Time with the Younger Church.

Children's Church Continued (C3)

 Children of all ages are invited up front for the Time with the Younger Church during the 11 o'clock service. Children that are in senior kindergarten and older will return to their pews after the Time with the Younger Church, while children in pre-kindergarten and junior kindergarten are invited to come to Children's Church Continued (C3) in the former library.  In C3, children enjoy a time of structured biblical teaching and a Christ-centered craft, followed by snack and free time.

Children of all ages are invited up front for the Time with the Younger Church during the 11 o'clock service. Children that are in senior kindergarten and older return to their pews after the Time with the Younger Church, while children in pre-kindergarten and junior kindergarten (typically three and four-year-olds) are invited to come to Children's Church Continued (C3) in the Jones Building, 1st Floor, Room 128. In C3, children enjoy a time of structured biblical teaching and a Christ-centered craft, followed by snack and free time.

Children two years old or younger may go to the Nursery located in the Jones Building, 1st Floor, Room 153 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Fellowship gatherings are held regularly for both JK and under families, and SK-5th grade families. There is no agenda for these gatherings other than to enjoy each other's company and grow in community through the challenge and joy of raising children. If you would like to host, please contact Caitlin Bomar, cbomar@idlewildchurch.org.

Fellowship for Young Families (Families with at least one child in JK or younger)

MAY 11, 2019: Hosted by Kathy and Justin Lohman, 16 St. Andrews Fwy, 38111, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

JUNE 22: Hosted by Jim and Mary Hopkins, 4137 Long Leaf Dr, 38117, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

JULY 20: Hosted by Matt and Carol Fields, 4462 Sequoia Ave., 38117, Time TBD.

AUGUST 10: Pool Party, home of Judy Johnson, 768 Charles Pl, 38111, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Fellowship for SK-5th Grade Families

MAY 4, 2019: Hosted by Karen and John Matthews, 647 S. McLean Blvd, 38104, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

JUNE 22: Pool Party, home of David and Erin Simpson, 2329 Hickory Forest Dr, 38119, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

JULY 13: Pool Party, home of Jarad and Jared Braddy-Haney, 1625 Central Ave, 38104, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

AUGUST 3: Pool Party, home of  James and Lucia Gilliland, 60 Morningside Place, 38104, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

 

Children's Ministry Special Events

MAY 19: End-of-School Year Party for children in PK-5th grade Sunday School classes from 9:40-10:40 a.m. in the new Sunday School classrooms located in the Jones Building!

 

 

 


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