Here at MCF we know that God desires a relationship with everyone, even the youngest of children. Our children’s groups are meant to help a child learn about God at an age-appropriate level.
Groups are divided by age and meet upon arrival, with the exception of the monthly FX (family experience) Sundays, where they are dismissed following the morning Praise and Worship portion of the service. More details are available at our children's check-in station.
Parent’s Heart/MCF Family Room (0 – 9 mo) A cozy room with comfortable seating, including rocking chairs, a changing table, and more! Feel free to take your little one for care by you, the parent. This room located in the back corner of the sanctuary. It is also accessible from the hall.
Sweet Hearts Nursery (9 mo – 3 yrs) Caring adults and teens staff our nursery for your little ones. Here your little one can play with other youngsters in a safe, loving environment while you enjoy the morning service. This nursery is located in our children's area, just beyond the children's check-in station. The nursery is staffed upon arrival with the exception of FX Sundays (see description above.)
Tender/Loving Hearts (3.5, 4 & 5 year olds) Our caring teacher teams combine a Bible lesson, prayer time, play, and snack time to provide a safe, loving atmosphere for your child to spend their morning with us. This group meets in the youth room upon arrival**, and heads to their classroom next to the nursery after Kids Worship until the end of service. (Outside play weather & time permitting.)
Seeking Hearts (6 – 11 yrs) Children’s Church is a multi-age group where our staff desires to provide your child with knowledge to grow deeper in their relationship with God. Through Bible lessons and hands-on activities, we explore God’s Word in a fun and exciting way! This group meets in the youth room upon arrival** and remains there until the end of service. (Outside play weather & time permitting.)
Passionate Hearts (5th-7th grades) For the girls, God’s Gurlz, for the guys, God’s Guyz. These groups meet on the 1st & 3rd Sundays. Students may decide with their parents whether to stay in the main sanctuary for the service, or attend class. Here they will get a message geared for them and have a time of discussion, sharing and prayer. (*5th graders may also choose to remain in the Seeking Hearts Children’s Church group) This group meets in the youth room upon arrival**, then is dismissed to their classroom after Kids Worship, until the end of service.
Also, the children ages 4-13 participate in Ministry Teams. Each Sunday, there is a different MT focus during the "arrival" time until Kids Worship. Ministry Teams teach the kids ways to reach their world for Christ!
**FX Sunday (Family Experience) is once a month, typically the last Sunday of the month. Special services may adjust when FX Sunday occurs. Families worship together in the main service on this Sunday, then children go to the children's area.
For the safety of your children and our staff, we have an electronic check-in system. The station is located at the entrance to the children's area in the Commons outside of the sanctuary. Please stop by and register before dropping off your children or heading to the sanctuary for FX Sunday. Thank you!
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