<p>Children&#39;s Ministry<br />
<em>Register weekly for Sunday programs<br />
by Wednesdays at noon</em></p>
Children's Ministry
Register weekly for Sunday programs
by Wednesdays at noon

Children

At Calvary, we love children! And we love teaching them about God and His Word.

Calvary Children’s Ministry actively partners with parents to encourage families to make a whole life commitment to Jesus Christ. We seek to engage each child in a fun and creative, age-appropriate program that helps build a strong spiritual foundation. We invite your child to be part of our ministry on Sundays, throughout the week, and at special events during the year!


Register weekly for our Sunday programs!


Calvary offers Nursery, Preschool, and KidZone on Sundays from 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM (continuous programming). In addition, we have Zone 345 from 11:15 AM–12:15 PM. Please see program details and registration below.

  • PROMOTION SUNDAY will be August 29 — At that time, kids will move up to their new age/grade groups for the 2021–22 school year!
  • New to Calvary? We invite you to register and begin participating in our programs!
  • Check out our event pics and videos on our Facebook page.

Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children's Ministry, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Serve with Children's Ministry
    Nursery, Preschool, The Zone, Welcome Desk, & Special Needs
    Join our team!

    As we prepare for the new school year and our full slate of children's programs, we need our faithful Children's Ministry volunteers to rejoin our ranks — and new volunteers to find their place of service with us!

    If you love the Lord Jesus and love to teach children about Him and His Word, we invite you to partner with us to reach the next generation with the Gospel. 

    There are volunteer opportunities in Nursery, Preschool, Kid Zone, Zone 345, Special Needs, and the Family Welcome Desk. Complete the registration below to learn more about specific opportunities and select your area of interest.

    • Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to serve where you can meet new people at Calvary? If so, we would love to talk to you about serving with us on Sunday mornings at the Family Welcome Desk!

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required for ages 18+.

    LEARN MORE & REGISTER

    Find out how you can get involved! Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Serve with Children's Bible Clubs
    Awana & Gopher Buddies
    Join our team! 

    Our Children's Bible Club programs for children need many faithful volunteers to join our ranks for the new school year! Awana and Gopher Buddies meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30–8:00 PM, throughout the school year.

    If you love the Lord Jesus and desire to help kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives, please become part of our team!

    There are volunteer opportunities to serve as leaders or mentors for C-Track, T&T, Sparks, and Gopher Buddies; Activity and Game leaders, Tech, Student Leaders-in-Training for Gopher Buddies and Sparks; and Substitutes to fill in where needed. You may choose your area of service or club when you register below.

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months. Background checks are required for ages 18+.

    LEARN MORE & REGISTER


    Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com
    Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Bible Clubs
    Awana & Gopher Buddies
    Register your child now!

    Awana & Gopher Buddies
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Clubs begin September 8

    Please register your child for the age-appropriate club below, and join us for Parent Night to get an overview of club plans for this school year!


    Awana Parent Night
    Wednesday, September 1 in the Crown Room

    • 6:15–6:30 PM, Cookies & Conversation
    • 6:30–7:00 PM, Bible Club Ministry Overview for Parents
    • 7:00–8:00 PM, C-Track Meeting, in the Banquet Room

    Children's Bible Clubs — Awana & Gopher Buddies — are fun-filled programs for children age 3 through 5th grade. We also offer C–Track for students in grades 6–12 and adults. In these programs, kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.

    Club meetings are on Wednesday evenings during the school year (September 8 – May 11). Bible clubs are not drop-off events. Parents must remain on campus during clubs. Please check out one of our Bible Study Electives or consider volunteering with a club. Thank you!

    The cost for Awana and Gopher Buddies is $65 per child per year, covering uniforms, workbooks, and awards. The cost for C–Track is $35. Financial assistance is available; please see the details below.


    Gopher Buddies  |  Ages 3, 4 & TK 

    Young children enjoy games and activities while beginning to learn and memorize Scripture. We encourage preschoolers to have daily devotions at home with their families. Children must be 3-years-old by August 31 and be fully potty-trained. Clubs meet at 6:30–8:00 PM.

    REGISTER for gopher buddies


    Awana Sparks  |  K–2nd Grade
    Awana T&T  |  3rd–5th Grade

    Awana is an international Bible club ministry that focuses on teaching children the Word of God. Weekly Scripture memory, Bible-centered lessons, games, and awards for "a job well done" are key to Awana's goal of making Christians "Approved Workmen that Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15). Clubs meet at 6:30–8:00 PM.

    REGISTER for sparks

    REGISTER for T&T


    Awana C–Track  |  6th–12th Grades & Adults

    C–Track students recite their verses to various mentors on Wednesday evenings as they pursue their Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program. The meeting time is 5:45–6:25 PM. This program is also available for adults who wish to pursue the challenge!

    REGISTER for C-Track


    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Families that need assistance should register each child using the Financial Assistance registration to be considered for approval.

    REGISTER for scholarship


    VOLUNTEERS

    We need adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session in the 3rd floor Crown Room to attend. Join our team!

    REGISTER to volunteer


    Contacts: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com
    Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com
    Craig & Kim Mears, ckmears93@gmail.com

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    Nursery
    Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration

    The Nursery provides loving care for infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months. Parents can drop off little ones and attend the service with peace of mind. We see the Nursery as a child's first step toward a relationship with Christ. As infants and toddlers learn to trust those who take care of them, their hearts prepare to have faith in God, who loves and cares for them.

    We offer Nursery on Sundays from 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM with weekly preregistration.


    REGISTER WEEKLY FOR NURSERY

    Registration opens on Mondays at 9:00 AM and closes on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Parents who successfully register will receive an email from the Nursery Coordinator with their child's classroom assignment for that Sunday. 

    Register for Sunday, August 1

    REGISTER INFANTS

    Note: Young 2-year-olds must have turned two after 8/31/20

    REGISTER TODDLERS AGE 1 – YOUNG 2s


    What are the Nursery hours?
    Sunday Mornings: 9:45 AM–12:15 PM

    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please preregister your child to attend the Nursery.

    What should I bring for my child?
    Pack a diaper bag and label it with your child's name. Please label all bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers with your child's name.

    How do I check-in and drop off my child?
    Parents should drop off and pick up their children at their assigned classroom. 

    What security measures are in place? How can I keep in touch?

    • Classroom capacity is limited.
    • Children will receive a pre-printed name tag and security bracelet in the classroom.
    • We will use a parent’s mobile phone number to notify you immediately if you're needed in the Nursery.
    • All parents will receive a matching security number from the security wristband for pick-up.

    Have a new baby? Or are you expecting?
    We’d love to welcome you and provide helpful information about the Nursery.


    Contact: Jane Jewell, Nursery Coordinator, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com 

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    Preschool
    Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration

    On Sunday mornings, we introduce children to the lifelong adventure of walking with God and being Jesus' disciple. Preschool classes are for children ages 2 through Kindergarten. Children enjoy Bible lessons, learn Scripture verses, participate in engaging activities, and make crafts with their friends. 

    We offer a Preschool program on Sundays from 9:45 AM–12:15 PM with weekly preregistration.

    PROMOTION SUNDAY will be August 29 — At that time, kids will move up to their new age/grade groups for the 2021–22 school year!


    REGISTER WEEKLY FOR PRESCHOOL

    Registration opens on Mondays at 9:00 AM and closes on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Parents who successfully register will receive an email from the Preschool Coordinator with their child's classroom assignment for that Sunday. 

    Register for Sunday, August 1

    Note: 2-year-olds must have turned two by 8/31/20

    REGISTER 2–3 YR OLDS

    Note: 4-year-olds must have turned four by 8/31/20

    REGISTER 4 YR OLDS – KINDERGARTEN


    What are Preschool hours?
    Sunday Mornings: 9:45 AM–12:15 PM

    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please preregister your child to attend our Preschool program.

    What should I bring for my child?
    Bring any needed supplies clearly labeled with your child's name.

    How do I check-in and drop off my child?
    Parents should drop off and pick up their children at the assigned classroom. 

    What security measures are in place? How can I keep in touch?

    • Children will receive a pre-printed name tag and a security bracelet in the classroom.
    • For younger children, we will use a parent’s mobile phone number to notify you immediately if you're needed in the Preschool.
    • All parents will receive a matching security number from the security wristband for pick-up.

    We invite and encourage parents to serve with their child's class on a rotating basis.


    For ages 2–3, contact: Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com
    For ages 4–5, contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com

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    KidZone for Grades 1 & 2
    Sundays, 9:45 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration

    KidZone is where our 1st and 2nd graders begin making their faith their own. The children worship the Lord through music, participate in Bible study and prayer, and begin to apply biblical principles to their lives. We emphasize God's desire to have a personal relationship with every child!

    We offer KidZone on Sundays from 9:45 AM –12:15 PM in the Crown Room, with weekly preregistration.

    PROMOTION SUNDAY will be August 29At that time, kids will move up to their new age/grade groups for the 2021–22 school year!


    REGISTER WEEKLY TO ATTEND KIDZONE

    Registration opens on Mondays at 9:00 AM and closes Wednesdays at Noon.

    Register for Sunday, August 1

    REGISTER 1st graders

    REGISTER 2nd graders


    Where should I drop off and pick up my child?

    • The kitchen side of the Crown Room on the 3rd floor

    Contact: Elise Swepston, 704.887.3693, eswepston@calvarychurch.com

     
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    Zone 345 for Grades 3–5
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
    with weekly preregistration
     

    Zone 345 is a fun Children's Ministry program where kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be:

    • Engaged in God's Word
    • Equipped to understand and apply God's truth, and
    • Encouraged to stand firm in their faith.

    Zone 345 meets on Sundays from 11:15 AM–12:15 PM in the Crown Room on the 3rd floor. We encourage children to attend the worship service with their families at 9:45 AM.

    Children will receive a Calvary Kids Worship Folder from the Ushers before entering the Sanctuary. They can follow the sermon by answering the questions provided by Pastor Munro. After the service, drop off the completed folder at the Family Welcome Desk or in the Crown Room when your child arrives at Zone 345.

    We start in a large group to present the Bible story through video and activities before dispersing into small groups so kids can dig deeper into God's Word.

    PROMOTION SUNDAY will be August 29At that time, kids will move up to their new age/grade groups for the 2021–22 school year!


    REGISTER WEEKLY TO ATTEND ZONE 345

    Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Mondays and closes at noon on Wednesdays.

    Register for Zone 345 on Sunday, August 1

    REGISTER 3rd GRADERS

    REGISTER 4th GRADERS

    REGISTER 5th GRADERS

    We will confirm registrations by email. We appreciate your patience! 


    How do I drop off my child for Zone345?

    • One parent should check in the child outside the Crown Room by the Fellowship Kitchen on the 3rd floor.
    • The child will receive a preprinted name tag and security bracelet before entering the Crown Room.

    How do I pick up my child after Zone345?

    • Parents will pick up their children outside the classrooms (down the hall on the 3rd floor, across from the Banquet Room).
    • Parents will present the security tag from their child's security bracelet.
    • Please pick up promptly at 12:15 PM.

    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com 

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    Children's Ministry RE-ENROLL
    Parents, please update
    your child's records now!

    We're asking ALL parents to re-enroll their children to re-establish our class rosters and update family contact information.

    NEW INFORMATION NEEDED —

    • MOBILE PHONES — We now use mobile phones to contact parents if needed during worship services, programs, and events. We no longer use pagers. Thank you for sharing your number!
    • TEXT UPDATES — We invite you to opt-in to our texting service for occasional reminders and updates about your child's program.
    • AGE/GRADE LEVEL — New class rosters will be based on your child's anticipated grade for the 2021–2022 school year. Please provide your child's date of birth AND the grade he/she will enter this fall.

    Thank you for helping us with accurate information for your child and family!

    RE-ENROLL NOW

    PLEASE NOTE  Re-enrollment does NOT replace weekly preregistration to participate in our programs.  


    Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com