Children

Children

Parents can now register and update their Kids’ information online HERE!

Sign up for Wednesday Night Kids’ Club now. Kids’ Club begins September 18, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.

HWCkids Team Members

(TEACHERS, ASSISTANTS, AND VOLUNTEERS) UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION AND UPLOAD YOUR NAME TAG PICTURE HERE.

The Prayer Room is for Kids too!
All children are invited to come in to the Prayer room with their parents and pray. There are also some other things that can help encourage kids to pray such as a magnetic chalkboard for them to write on or spell out their prayers with magnetic letters. There are activity pages of and coloring pictures about the Minor Prophets and if kids just want to stay with their parents and pray with them – that’s great too. Bringing your kids with you in the prayer room is a great way to model the importance of prayer for your children and help them see their value in God’s heart and in the church.

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:13-16, NIV

  Children are important to us because they are important to God.  We want our children to be loved, valued and nurtured in their faith in a way that will help them develop a passion for knowing and following God. We offer many children’s ministries throughout the week. If you are interested in knowing more about your children being involved in these ministries or if you would like to serve please contact Laurie Smalley.

Nursery

We provide a fully staffed nursery for infants up to two years of age.  The Nursery is located on the first floor of the Christian Education Building and is available during the 8:20/8:30, 9:40/9:45, 10:00, and 11:00 worship services.  The Nursery provides a loving, nurturing, secure, and clean environment for our infants and toddlers.  The nursery contains interactive toys as well as cribs. We have a stringent release policy in order to insure the utmost safety for our little ones.  We have installed a wireless paging system so parents can be contacted if needed.

           

Sunday School

Sunday School is for all ages from 9:40/9:45-10:40/10:45 on Sunday mornings.  Sunday School classes for children meet on the first and second floors of the Christian Education Building.  Our goal is to bring Scripture and everyday life together so that God’s Word transforms us as individuals and as a church family.

Children’s Church                               

The purpose of Children’s Church is to provide our younger children with age appropriate learning during the worship service. Children’s Church is for children ages 2-5. At 8:20/8:30, 10:00 and 11:00 services, children begin in the worship service and are then dismissed. Children’s Church meets in Room 116 on the first floor of the Christian Education Building.

Junior Church begins September 8th            

The purpose of Jr. Church is to transition young grade school children from Children’s church to worshiping with the church family. Jr. Church focuses on making the sermon message relevant to the children. It is for children grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. It is available during the 8:20/8:30 service. Children begin in the service and are then dismissed. It does not meet on Communion Sundays. Jr. Church meets in the Youth Room on the 2nd floor of the Christian Education Building.

Valley Preschool

Our preschool is open to three, four, and five-year-old children. The preschool meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am – 11:45 am. (September – May) on the first floor of the Christian Education Building. The early childhood program of V.P.S. is designed to augment home experiences, providing opportunity for social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth and development.  If you are interested in more information about your child attending VPS, please contact our director, Casda Danner casdadanner@hwchurch.org.

Here is general information for 2019-2020 and here is the 2019-20 VPS application.

Wednesday Evening Kids Clubs

HWCKids Wednesday Kids’ Club starts September 18.  
HWCKids hosts Kids’ Club from 6:00-7:15 each Wednesday night for grades 1-6.  

Do your children enjoy music, activities, & scripture fun? Then Kids’ Club is for your family!

Our opening band will have your kids singing and laughing. Following that, gifted teachers & assistants use curricula that encourages active participation of young bodies, minds, & hearts in Bible lessons, games, and crafts. The spring Buddy Keith Memorial Boat & Car Race and the annual Christmas party offer fellowship and festivity for all.  Programming is also available to preschool children of team members and the siblings of club members.  

Our fall 2019 Club begins on September 18th.  To enroll your children click on the Kids’ Club Registration Form link below. Parents are also invited to join our HWCKids Wednesday Facebook page in order to see posts and to receive rare but important messages & weather cancellation information.  

Kids Clubs Registration Form

PLAYGROUP

meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 in the Community Room/Gym. All moms, dads, caregivers and kids are welcomed.

Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir provides an outlet for children (kindergarten through 6th grade) to express their love of God through music. The choir periodically sings in Sunday morning worship services as well as lengthier programs at Christmas and in late spring. For more information about Children’s Choir, contact Amanda Cox.

Library

The Church Library, located on the 1st floor of the Christian Education Building, contains over 10,000 items.  The library has a section of books, videos, audio books and music for children.  Sections are also devoted to youth and adults.  The goals and objectives of the church library staff are to make available quality literature in various forms, which will appeal to all ages and promote Christian growth through the renewing of our minds.

Safety Committee

The church Safety Committee recently updated our Children’s Ministry Volunteers Application and Code of Conduct.