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.
Director of Children's Ministry
Vacation Bible School and MAD Camp Registration
Vacation Bible school (VBS) and MAD (Make A Difference) Camp will be 9:00 to 12:00 noon, Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, 2017. VBS, for rising PK*-3rd graders (*PK children must be out of diapers), is an exploration of who Jesus is and how we can more closely follow him. MAD Camp, for rising 4th-5th graders, is an opportunity for students to be involved in fun, creative, hands-on mission projects through which they will learn about the importance of serving God and God's people.
Click here to register your rising PK-3rd grader for VBS!
Click here to register your rising 4th-5th grader for MAD Camp!
VBS Volunteers Needed - Print a form or sign up at church
Nursery care 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!
The nursery is open Sundays, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is located in the Jones Bldg., on the main/2nd floor, east hallway. You will sign your child in and out every time. The first time, you will need to fill out an information at the nursery.
Click here for a PDF form to print ahead of time. Click here for a Nursery brochure.
INFANTS (babies, until they are one year old and walking) and TODDLERS (one year and walking to two years old) Nursery, large room on left)
- Loving, nurturing care is provided for the littlest members of our church family. The are in the large room on the left.
TWO-YEAR-OLDS (ages two & three) (Room 212E)
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 Classes
All Sunday classes are 9:40-10:40 a.m. in the Jones Bldg.
Using the Deep Blue curriculum, preschoolers explore the world through Bible stories, songs, play and joyful noise as they experience the sights, sounds, tastes smells, and textures. All preschool classes are in the Jones Building on the main floor, west wing. These children have Music at 9:40 a.m. in 201W as part of church school.
Three Year Olds (out of diapers) and Junior Kindergarten (Room 204W)
Children in Senior Kindergarten through 3rd grade use Cokesbury's Deep Blue curriculum. Children in grades 4 and 5 use Feasting on the Word corriculum. All elementary classes meet in the Jones Building on the third floor, east wing.
Senior Kindergarten and 1st graders (Room 311E)
2nd and 3rd graders (Room 310E)
4th and 5th graders (Room 312E)
Children's Church Continued (C3)
During the 11:00 service, children participate in the Time with the Younger Members, then (if they want) ages three- Sr. kindergarten go to Children's Church Continued. Parents should take their children to the hallway outside the Sanctuary and sign in their child with a volunteer who will take him/her to Room 203W. In C3, they participate in worship, Bible stories, crafts, snacks and playtime. Parents should pick up their children immediately after the service from Room 203W.
Children's music begins Sunday, August 28 from 9:40-10:00 a.m. Approximately four times each year the children sing during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Three Year Olds and Junior Kindergarten meet in Room 201W, directed by Donia Wade
Senior Kindergarten and 1st Grade meet in Room 309E, directed by Mary Jane Claassen.
Primary Choir - Grades 2 through 5 - meet in Room 309E, directed by Ginger Hopkins
Mark your calendars! JUNE 12–15 Vacation Bible School 2017.
We look forward to a week of joining your children in an exploration of who Jesus is and how we can more closely follow him.