Welcome to Shallowford Children’s Ministry! We are delighted to have you join our safe, nurturing environment for children from age newborn through fifth grade. While in our care, we seek to help children grow in their faith, guided by God’s love at Shallowford are active participants in the whole church, nurtured by the love and care of many faithful adult volunteers, and staff. Here you will find details of the many moving pieces of the ministry. If we can help you in any way or if you have questions, please feel free contact Margaret Evans.
Nursery Childcare for Children Age Three and Younger
8:30 am -12:30 pm on Sunday mornings
God’s love for our children is reflected in the care and nurture the children receive in our Infant and Toddler nurseries. A team of professional caregivers and trained volunteers care for children in the nursery suite located adjacent to the Sanctuary.
Sunday School & Worship
8:45 am Worship in the Chapel
9:30 am – 10:30 am Sunday School for all ages
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Worship in the Sanctuary
Sunday School classes are available for all ages every Sunday morning. Children’s classes are typically divided by age.
Toddlers and Twos
Our preschoolers have a great time learning about their faith through play, music, crafts, and God Loves Me Bible stories while under the care of our Nursery staff and volunteers. Once children are three years old, they are welcome to start in worship with their families and join the Cherub Choir as they leave after the children’s moment.
Three Year Olds & PreKindergarten
Room 303 on the third floor of the Education Building
Our three year olds and PreKindergarten children explore their faith using music, crafts, Bible stories, and activities with the Deep Blue Kids curriculum. Children join their parents for Sanctuary worship and leave for Cherub Choir after the Children’s Message. If attending Chapel worship at 8:45 am, three year olds and PreKindergarten children can either attend worship or play in the Toddler Room.
Third Floor of the Education Building
Our kindergarten through fifth grade children participate in a classroom Sunday school from Spark Active Faith curriculum. They can be found working on crafts, reenacting Bible stories, exploring their faith through activities, or honing their Bible skills through games and active play. First through fifth graders are invited to remain in worship with their families. Kindergarteners join their parents for worship and leave for Cherub Choir after the Children’s Message.
Events and Activities
There is always something happening in ministry at Shallowford. Children are invited to attend most church-wide events, and we have a whole lineup of activities just for them. Look for details on Kids’ Night Out, Kids on a Mission, Elementary Outings, and seasonal events like our Easter Egg Hunt, Celebrate the Season (Advent), and Vacation Bible School in June! Updated information on events can be found anytime on the Event Page or bulletin boards. Parents have lots of opportunity to jump in and get involved as well. Look for information on small groups, parent education forums, volunteer opportunities, and more. We love to have you here!