Before and After School Program
The After School Program was started because of a need in the borough to provide after school care and tutoring to students. Once organized there was a realization that before school care was also needed for families who needed to be at work early in the morning. Currently we have 10 enrolled in our before school program and 40 enrolled in our after school program. In the after school program the leaders meet the students at the school and walk them to the program. The children are given a snack and then given time to play before we engage in home work. The kindergarten is housed in the church and 1st grade thru 5th grade are in the ministry center. We are open from 7am til 8:30 am and then again from 3pm until 6pm. At any given day there are 5-7 staff workers including the director. We are a state licensed program.
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Cadets is a ministry for boys from 1st thru 8th grade meeting the first, third and fifth Mondays from September through May. Some of the activities Cadets participate in are crafts, Bible lessons, merit badge work, Pinewood Derby races, outdoor activities, overnight trips and camping. The boys are led in these activities by several men who serve as Cadet counselors. Meetings are from 7-8:30 pm in the church fellowship hall.
Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior is a club for girls in grades 1-8. They meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held in the church fellowship hall from 7-8:30 pm. Singing, a Bible lesson and craft take place at every meeting under the supervision of dedicated Counselors. Other activities are also held during the year such as father/daughter bowling, a talent show for residents of the Holland Home and a year- end campout.
Amplified! is a youth group for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. We meet on the first and third Sundays of every month (September – May) at our Jr. High youth lounge in the TV room of the church. Our meetings begin at 6 pm and end at 8 pm. During our meetings we eat snacks, sing songs and hear a lesson from the leaders. We have large and small group discussions, perform skits, create posters and pray together. We also have activities several times throughout the year on a night other than Sunday. We go mini-golfing, ride go carts, take some swings at batting cages, have game nights, go bowling and much, much more! An Amplified! meeting is a comfortable, fun environment in which we learn more about God and all of the wonderful things He has done. Come out and join us and bring a friend.
Youth Group is open to all high school age kids. We meet in the second floor of the Ministry Center, (the house right next door to our church) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on the first and third Sundays of the month. A typical meeting starts with dinner and music. We then spend time discussing topics that teens can relate to. We always close our meeting with a time of prayer to encourage the group. The youth group attends an annual weekend retreat, helps out with food baskets at Thanksgiving and schedules a couple of fun activities during the year. We would love to meet you!
Kingdom Kids meets during the worship service. Children are excused after the Children’s Sermon and led downstairs for their own worship time which includes singing, crafts and their own lesson on that mornings sermon.
Sunday School is offered for children in grades K – 6 after the morning worship service from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm during the school year. Children meet in the TV room and after singing have a Bible lesson, craft and snack all supervised by our loving and caring teachers. The children also prepare an annual Christmas program and occasionally sing for worship.