The spiritual formation and education of our children are of highest importance.  We are a church with many young families and offer programs that support family values and nurture our children. Following are some of our programs. If you feel called to assist with some of these programs, please contact our Children's Ministry Director. Our volunteers go through Child Protection Policy training and are background checked for the safety of your children.
 

CHILDREN WORSHIP AND WONDER - SUNDAYS DURING 11:00 WORSHIP

Children Worship and Wonder is a children's church program based on the Montessori style of teaching and learning. Children age 3 through kindergarten are invited to Children Worship and Wonder to worship with age appropriate stories and activities.

Children Worship and Wonder is held during the 11:00 am worship service. Children begin the worship service with their families in the sanctuary, and then after "A Moment with Our Children" those age 3-kindergarten are dismissed for Children Worship and Wonder. A leader will meet the children outside the sanctuary and lead them to Classroom #4 in the Christian Education wing for Children Worship and Wonder.

Parents should pick up their children in Classroom #4 as soon as the worship service is over.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL - SUNDAYS 9:50-10:50 AM

Children age two and younger are welcome in the Nursery
 
All children's Sunday School begins at 9:50 am. For those families attending the 9:30 am worship service, the children will be dismissed from the service at around 9:50 am for Sunday School. The children will meet their Sunday School teacher or travel guide outside the sanctuary, who will lead them to their class.
 
Preschool Sunday School - ages 3-5 are in Room #3 in the CE wing.

Rotation Sunday School - Kdg-4th grade

Children in kindergarten through 4th grade participate in Rotation Sunday School.  The children are divided into classes by age, and each week the classes “rotate” or "travel” with their Travel Guides to a different workshop to experience the Bible story in a different learning environment.

These workshops include Cornergate Cinema (movie), Canaan Café (cooking), Athens’ Arena (games), Noah’s Art Studio (art) and Mystery Workshop (what will it be this month?).

Please see this Sunday's bulletin for the locations of the rotation Sunday School classes.

KFC (Kids For Christ) - 5th & 6th grade
 
The 5th and 6th grade children are together in a group called KFC (Kids For Christ). KFC meets for Sunday School in the Chapel classroom.

Sunday School FAQ

Where will my child be for Sunday School?
The monthly rotation schedule can be found on the bulletin board in the CE wing. The schedule and room assignments for all ages and classes are also printed in the worship bulletin each week.

When does Sunday School end? Where do I pick up my child?
All children's Sunday School classes end at 10:50 am.
Preschool parents should pick up their children in their classroom (Room #3) at 10:50 am.
Rotation Sunday School kids (K-4th grade) will be brought up to Holy Grounds Cafe to meet their parents at 10:50 am.
KFC (5th & 6th grade) will be dismissed from their class at 10:50 am to meet their parents.

What’s the difference between a travel guide and a workshop teacher?
Each class in Rotation Sunday School is assigned two Travel Guides, two adults who alternate “traveling” with that class to a different workshop each week.  The Travel Guides do not prepare or teach the lessons, but develop relationships with the children in their class.
Workshop teachers teach in one workshop for the duration of each Bible story, which usually lasts one month. They teach the same lesson each week to a different class, adapting the lesson as necessary for the different age groups.

This sounds like fun!  Can I help?
Absolutely!  Our Sunday School program can always use volunteers in all the classes.  It takes many people to make our program successful.  If you would like more information, contact our Children’s Ministry Director, Julie Bodenheimer at jbodenheimer@pineridge.org for more information. All volunteers must comply with our Child Protection Policy.

LOGOS logoLOGOS PROGRAM

LOGOS is an exciting mid-week gathering for children in kindergarten through sixth grades! Each week LOGOS kids experience living the Christian faith through eating together "family-style", playing games together, learning music and other worship skills, and Bible study. LOGOS is open to all who are interested, both members and non-members.
 
Parents are a part of LOGOS also, and are vital to the program. Parents may participate in a variety of ways, based on availability and gifts. Ways to participate include, teaching, helpiing with dinner, washing dishes, etc.
 
If you are helping with LOGOS on Wednesday nights and have a child not quite old enough for LOGOS, "Little LOGOS" childcare is available in the nursery for children ages 5 and under.
 
The LOGOS tuition fee each semester covers the weekly dinner, curriculum and supplies. We offer discounts for more than one child per family, and schlarship aid is available.
 
Tuition per semester
$75 for one child
$65 for sibling
$180 for three+ siblings (max per family)
$25 for adults eating
 
Visitors and guests are welcome at LOGOS. Please contact the LOGOS directors at least 24 hours in advance, guests are asked to contribute $2.50 to pay for their meal.
 
LOGOS meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:15 pm, starting September 12, 2018 through April 17, 2019. The weekly schedule is below.
 
Weekly Schedule
5:00-5:25 pm - Worship skills/Recreation
5:25-5:50 pm - Recreation/Worship skills
5:50-6:30 pm - Dinner
6:30-7:15 pm - Bible Study
 
For more information about LOGOS, please contact our director, Michelle Miller at LOGOS@pineridge.org.
 
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KIDS FOR CHRIST (KFC)

Kids in 5th and 6th grade are together in a group called KFC (Kids for Christ). KFC meets for Sunday School each week and also meets about every other month or so for fun activities together. Activities are currently being planned for this year. Check back soon for more information!
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL & DAY CAMP

We are looking forward to another fun-filled week of VBS and Day Camp next summer! Check back in the spring for information on our 2019 VBS and Day Camp.