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 MORNING ROOM CHANGES — In light of the upcoming renovation of the Jones Building, all the spaces for children's ministry have had to be relocated to the Sanctuary Building. Effective Sunday, June 25, these are the new locations of children's ministry rooms:

Nursery -- Conference Room
PK-1st grade Sunday School Class
 -- Library 
Children's Church Continued (C3) -- Library
2nd-5th grade 
Sunday School Class -- Strock Room

Sunday Mornings for Children

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!

Sunday Morning Childcare

The nursery is open Sundays, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is located in the Sanctuary Building 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, Conference Room

(ages two & three) Nursery, 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. 

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

Summer classroom locations, will change on June 25 due to the Jones Building renovation. (see below)

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

May 28 - June 18: Nursery, 2nd Floor East, Jones Building 
June 25 - August
13: Conference Room (1st floor, Sanctuary Building)  

PK - 5th GRADE

May 28 - June 18: 2nd Floor West, Jones Building)
June 25 - August 13: Library 

2nd - 5th GRADES 

May 28 - June 18: 3rd Floor West, Jones Building
June 25 - August 13: Strock Room

Summer of Service: Faith in Action - Faith without works is dead. (James 2:26)

This summer, children's Sunday School has something different! During the 12-week Summer of Service, each four weeks has a focus to different areas of service: 

  • Cuba (May 28-June 18)
  • More Than A Meal (June 25-July 16)
  • Backpack Program (July 23-August 13)

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, ages three to SK may go to Children's Church Continued (C3). 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. 

Please note room changes this summer! From May 28 to June 18, C3 is in Room 204W, Jones Building. From June 25 to August 13, they will be in the Library (2nd floor, Sanctuary Building).

        Children's music during Sunday School time

  • Three Year Olds & Junior Kindergarten (directed by Donia Wade)
  • Senior Kindergarten and 1st Grade (directed by Mary Jane Claassen) 
  • Primary Choir: 2nd - 5th Grades (directed by Ginger Hopkins)










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