Kids and Family Ministries strive to Support Parents And Reach Kids (S.P.A.R.K) in becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. We love children and we desire to see them grow and mature in their relationship with Jesus!
We are excited to partner with you, the parent or care giver, in your child's spiritual development. Our programs 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Children JK-Gr.6 are dismissed during the worship service.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Tadpoles: JK&SK boys and girls combined
Tree Climbers: Grade 1&2
Stockade Builders: Grade 3&4
Stockade Sentinels: Grade 5&6
$10 per Child plus:
Tadpoles & Tree Climbers - $15 Shirt
Stockade Builder & Sentinal - $15 Book; $15 Shirt
Girls Clubs - $15 Book; $15 Shirt
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
Contact Rebekah Jones our Children's Program Director if you are interested!