About Children & Families

Learn more about our ministries at Calvary

S.P.A.R.K.

Children and Family Ministries strive to Support Parents And Reach Kids in becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.

We love children and we desire to see them grow and mature in their relationship with Jesus!

Did you know…Parent + Church = 2 Combined Influences that Make A Greater Impact

We are excited to partner with you, the parent or care giver, in your child's spiritual development. Ourprograms and activities are designed with the purpose of reaching kids with the message of the Gospel as well as supporting parents and resourcing them to be the primary spiritual influence in nurturing and discipling their child's walk with God.

Please take advantage of the resources we have available, both in print and on-line. Take time to teach and model to your kids that being a disciple of Christ happens in all aspects of life, not just in the church setting. We are here to support and supplement what is already going on at home.

It's a partnership...neither of us can do this alone! It takes many ministry workers and volunteers to provide care and discipleship for your children. Please consider how you could serve God, reach kids and support other parents. There are many opportunities for you to get plugged in! Not only is it a lot of fun working with kids, but you also get connected with a great community of people who serve alongside of you.

Thank you for trusting your children to the care of our dedicated and loving workers who have the desire to see your child grow in Christ in a warm, safe atmosphere of learning and fun.

Child Safety

Your child’s safety is important to us! It is our desire to provide the safest environment for your children. Thank you for working alongside of us to accomplish that goal.

CHECK-IN SYSTEM

Sunday morning, all children up to Grade 6 are required to check-in at one of our Computerized Check-In Stations. This system helps us to keep your children safe while they are with us Sunday morning. Once you sign in using the touch screen, each child in your family will be given a label and you (the parent) will be given a claim ticket. The number on the claim ticket corresponds to the number on your child's sticker. This number is used to page you during the worship service and is needed when you pick your child up. Each child MUST wear their sticker and you will need to show your claim ticket to pick up your child at the end of the morning.

A special sign in/out system is used during special events and summer camps.

EPIPENS

In all of our programs, children with allergies requiring an epipen MUST have their epipen in order to participate in any activity or program at Calvary. Failure to bring the epipen to the church means that your child will not be able to sign in to their program that day/evening.

FOOD ALLERGIES

All snacks provided at Calvary are nut-free. If your child requires an epipen for food allergies, we require parental permission before giving out any snack or treat. Our leaders will do their best to notify you in advance of any special events involving food so that you will have the opportunity to send in an alternate snack if needed. You may wish to leave a small, labelled bag of treats with your child's leader. We will do our best to accommodate other less severe food allergies, but we cannot guarantee the suitability of snacks served. It is our recommendation that you send snacks with your child if you have any concerns.

 

Faithland

SUNDAYS DURING THE 9 & 11AM SERVICE

We look forward to having your children join us for a morning filled with interactive, biblically-based activities and teaching, in an atmosphere that will disciple your children and will see them grow in their own relationship with Jesus. In the summer months, our program shifts gears and changes over to SPARK City.

What to Expect

Children JK-Gr.6 are dismissed during the worship service.

Faithland Jr.

(Nursery) Newborn through Preschool

FaithLand Jr. is open for your children 15 minutes before each service. After signing in at one of our check-in stations, drop your child off in one of the following areas: Junior Nursery (Newborn/Crawlers), Senior Nursery (Walkers), or Preschool. Your child will play and participate in age appropriate activities and receive a small nut-free snack.

Faithland

Grades JK through Grade 6

FaithLand begins with a fun activity where children can interact with one another and their leaders. We then have a lesson from the Big God Story and wrap up the open session with worship lead by our Kid’s Worship Team. Children then move into rooms based on their grade where they have small group time.

CELEBRATE SUNDAY

Every 5 or 6 weeks we meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall for special time of worship and teaching. We review the truths we have been learning, as well as focus on Missions. Children will have an opportunity to give a special missions offering, which goes towards the Missions Project. Snacks and games make this time together extra fun!

MISSIONS OFFERING

Kids can make a difference! We want to encourage your child to regularly give towards missions. Children will learn the principle of giving to God’s work and they will be challenged to think about missions throughout the year. The Missions Offering will be collected during each Celebrate Sunday. At the Global Missions Conference in October the children present the cheque for the designated project.

MEMORY STATION

Memory verses help to solidify the biblical truths taught each Sunday. They are relevant to what is being taught and provide the practical application of how God is asking each child to live out their faith. Each week children will have the opportunity to say their memory work at our Memory Station. They receive a small prize and get to put their name into a draw for a chance to pick something from our Grand Prize Table. At the end of the year, children who have said all of their bible verses will be awarded a special prize pack and certificate.

MEMORY VERSES

HOMEFRONT WEEKLY

Prepare your child for Sunday morning by doing the Homefront Weekly devotional BEFORE you come to church on Sunday!

HOMEFRONT MONTHLY

A free, monthly spiritual parenting resource. This magazine can be picked up in the stairwell and can be read online. The Homefront Mag App can be found at any APP store.

HOMEFRONT Grades 1-6 HOMEFRONT JK/SK

Kids' Choir

His Little Kids Choir

SK – Grade 2

His Kids Choir

Gr. 3-6

Sunday Evenings September-May

Our children’s choirs perform both a Christmas and Spring musical each year. These performances clearly share the gospel of Jesus Christ and provide a great opportunity to invite neighbours, family and friends. There are many solo and speaking opportunities and we desire to see spiritual and musical growth each week.

Practices are Sunday evenings at 6:00pm during Discipleship Communities.

Proclaim Gr.7-12

Proclaim is a group for teens interested in drama and choral speaking. They present at various times throughout the year. Practices are Sunday afternoons at 5:00pm. Contact Ruth Edwards for more information.

Student Ministries

Tuesday Night Clubs

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm, September - May. For boys and girls in JK-Grade 8.

Come out for a fun night of activities, hang out with friends, and grow spiritually. Clubs emphasize discipling kids to know, love and serve Christ while building relationships with their friends and leaders.

AGE DIVISIONS

Tadpoles: JK&SK boys and girls combined

Boys

Tree Climbers: Grade 1&2

Stockade Builders: Grade 3&4

Stockade Sentinels: Grade 5&6

TEAM Boys: Grade 7&8

Pioneer Girls

Voyagers: Grade 1&2

Pathfinders: Grade 3&4

Trailblazers: Grade 5&6

TEAM: Grade 7&8

Registration Costs

$10 per Child plus:

Tadpoles & Tree Climbers-$15 Shirt

Stockade Builder & Sentinal-$15 Book; $15 Shirt

Pioneer Girls- $15 Workbook

Registration Form

Joy Preschool

Purpose

To provide a biblically based pre-school program that acts as an introduction to structured educational activities. This program works as a gradual transition into full-time public, private or Christian schooling. It serves church families and reaches out into the community.

Philosophy

Joy Pre-School is an enriching program providing a warm, caring atmosphere where children may choose to participate in various child and adult directed activities, in order to promote healthy overall development. In a positive learning environment, children, through play experiences, the guidance of qualified staff and careful planning, will be exposed to activities at their level of development that will stimulate cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. All spiritual and moral teaching will be in agreement with the Statement of Faith of Calvary Baptist Church.

Program Scheduling

3 YEAR OLD Program:

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday to Friday mornings 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Enrollment

3 YEAR OLD program is open to children three (3) years old on or before December 31, 2016 and limited to 16-20 children.

Enrollment will be on a first come first served basis. A waiting list will be developed if interest exceeds the available openings.

Staff

Each program is taught by E.C.E. qualified and experienced staff. Written evaluation of each child’s progress will be provided three times throughout the year.

Registration

Download a registration form or pick one up from the church office (Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The Parent letter must be signed and returned before we can proceed with registrations. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $40.00.

Registration Form Parent Letter

Cost

3 Year Old program - 2 mornings per week $145.00/month

3 Year Old program - 4 mornings per week $275.00/month

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Summer Programs

Vacation Bible School

JK - Grade 5
Grade 6 - Grade 8

Vacation Bible School is a fun, hands-on and engaging Bible-learning experience for children who have completed JK-Grade 8! Your child will have an awesome week filled with age-appropriate music, activities, food and games! JK - Grade 5 meet at 300 Campus and Grades 6-8 meet across the street at 301 Campus. 

July 10-14, 2017

JK - Grade 8 (grads)

COST: $5.00/CHILD OR $10.00 MAXIMUM/FAMILY

9:00am-12:00pm (Parent/Friend Day & Pizza lunch on Friday)

Registration Opens  March 8

Registration Form Registration Info

 

Adventure Day camp

Day camp is an exciting opportunity for children to grow, learn about Jesus and have an unforgettable week with friends. Activities include archery, swimming, mountain biking, cooking, crafts, and much more!

For children who have completed Grades 1-8

Cost:

$110 per child, or $100 per child for 2 or more in the same family

8:30am-4:00pm

2017 Dates:

July 17 to 21

July 24 to 28

July 31 to Aug 4

REGISTER March 8

Registration Form

Join the Cast

Join us for a creativity-filled week of artistic expression including drama, choreography, music and visual arts. Experience how God works through the arts and grow in your relationship with Him! 

Cost:

$85 per child, or $75 per child for 2 or more in the same family

For children who have completed Grades 3-8

August 14-18, 2017

Performance Night-Friday, August 18 8:30am-3:30pm

REGISTER March 8

Registration Form

Spark City

On Sunday mornings during the summer children enjoy coming down to SPARK City, an action-packed time of bible teaching, games, crafts and more! Children JK-Grade 6 sign in on the touch screen computers, and go directly to their program, which runs at the same time as the main service. 

If you have a child in Grade 5 or 6, they have the opportunity to be trained as a Jr. Helper. Watch for a flyer coming home in June that will let you know of the Sunday morning training dates. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in their leadership abilities as they work with the children alongside the adult leaders. It’s so exciting to see the next generation developing a love for kid’s ministries!

Training:  June 26 (pizza lunch) after the service. RSVP to

Sundays from June 26 - September 4

Nursery is available for Newborn through Preschool

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Serve

There are many opportunities to serve in Family Ministries!

Teachers Shepherds (Children's small group leaders)

Nursery Welcome Table Check-In Assistant

Kid's Club Worker SPARK City (summer)

Worker VBS (summer)

Worker SPARK Soccer (Summer)

Coaches & Helpers Kid's Missions Conference (October)

Special Events Set Up & Clean Up Administration

We would love to have you join us in Kid's Ministries! Contact Rebekah Jones-Children's Program Director

Email Rebekah