"Let the little children come to me."
Our children are important at Holy Cross. Our programs are designed to be educational and fun. We feel we are partners with each parent to raise up Christians TOGETHER! Not only do we have two strong educational programs, on Sunday and again on Wednesday, but we offer activities throughout the year as well.
The purpose of Children's Ministry at Holy Cross is to help our children grow spiritually, have a personal relationship with Jesus, and to nurture faith that is built on the Word of God. We will build relationships within our church and reach out to others within our community. Our children will praise God in worship, prayer, music and drama in a creative, fun atmosphere. Our programs will guide them through age appropriate activities that carry them into Youth Ministries and beyond, with active spiritual lives.
One thing you will notice as you enter our Worship Services is that we have gone to great lengths to have our children in worship. We know kids make noise, but we also know how important it is for their faith to see adults worshiping their Savior. We do offer a Busy Bag Ministry for our toddlers and preschoolers. These bags are filled with quiet activities for the children and we ask that you return them as you exit the Sanctuary each week. As they grow and develop in our programs, they will begin learning responsive prayers, The Lord's Prayer, and much more. As they grow, so will their participation in the service. This is an intentional act on our part! So join us TOGETHER as a family, and WORSHIP JESUS OUR SAVIOR!
Our Children's Minstry Groups
Nursery - Birth through 3 years of age
EC - Early Childhood- Potty trained 3 year olds (who are 3 by Septmber 1st) through Kindergarten
MC - Middle Childhood - 1st through 3rd grade
Area 456 - 4th, 5th and 6th grade
Our nursery is available for children from birth up to age 3. The nursery is open during worship, Bible studies, and other activities at Holy Cross. Parents are asked to volunteer to ensure we have adequate staffing to care for the children.
Sunday School Program
Children's Sunday School is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. The children are educated in grade level classes from 10:00 - 10:45. We use Concordia Publishing House "Growing in Christ" as our curriculum. This is Bible-based material that follows a liturgical calendar. These classes are developmentally appropriate to feed our kids with some solid spiritual material.
Wednesday Kids' Club - Holy Cross University
Wednesday Kids' Club is for children from 3 years through 3rd grade. This is a rotation based, club-like curriculum that journeys kids through the Bible, using games, crafts, lessons, music, drama, and FUN! We want our kids to be friends, to have strong connections and fellowship while we learn about our Savior and God's true Word - The Bible. This is a laid back evening, filled with laughter and learning from 6:30 - 7:30. This program runs from September through May.
Area 456 is a Bible rotation for our older kids in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade on Wednesday Nights. This group will participate in Holy Cross University at the Youth House for a Bible study and fellowship specifically designed for their age group.
Calendar of events
Throughout the year we offer events for our families. Some of the events offered are family movie nights, an Easter Party, Vacation Bible School, A Night in Bethlehem, a Car Show and much more. Check our church calendar to see the upcoming events.
Fun Christian Website for Kids! www.JCPlayZone.com! Check it out!
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
This program runs all year.
Wednesday Kids' Club
6:30 - 7:30 pm Class
This program runs from September through May.