<p>Children&#39;s Ministry<br />
Infants through 5th Grade</p>
Children's Ministry
Infants through 5th Grade

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, during the week, and at special events throughout the year!

 

Please sign in your children at the Kiosks on Sundays and Wednesdays. Your child's primary room assignment will print on their security tag. Please check their program information below for drop-off and pick-up instructions.


New to Calvary? Have Questions? Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk (near the elevators) on Sunday mornings, or contact Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com.

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    Children's Kiosk Check-in
    & Security Name Tags

    At Calvary, we provide secure check-in, name tag identification, attendance records, and parent pick-up systems for families with children participating in our Sunday and Wednesday programs. 

    Parents, please check in your children every Sunday (AM/PM) and Wednesday (PM) — thank you!


    Kiosk Instructions

     

    1. Enter your last name using the keyboard and touchpad (some kiosks are not touch screens)
    2. Select your family
    3. Select your child's name and the hour(s) attending
    4. Print the child's tag (to wear) and the parent's security tag (to keep for pick-up).
    5. Your child's primary room assignment will be printed on their tag.

    Kiosk Locations  //  1st Floor: Entrance 1, Family Welcome Desk (elevators), Nursery Hallway  // 3rd Floor: Elevator Landing Area  //  CLC: Athletic Entrance


    New Families: Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk located on the first floor near the elevators. Our team will assist with entering your information and printing your tags. It's a quick, one-time process!


    Secure Entrances: The entrances to the preschool and grade school hallways are locked from 10:10–10:45 AM on Sundays. Should you arrive later, please accompany your child to the worship service in the Sanctuary. A live-feed monitor of the worship service is also available outside the third-floor balcony for families with young children. Thank you!


    Photo & Video Release — Participation at Calvary Church confirms permission for church employees and volunteers to take photos and record video footage of children, students, and adults for potential use in Calvary’s print, web, digital, and social media for ministry or promotional purposes. No personal information will be included.


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

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    Nursery
    Infants & Toddlers

    The Calvary Nursery provides loving care for infants and toddlers (birth–24+ months). Parents can drop off little ones and attend the worship 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.

    Playtime activities introduce children to biblical truths and allow parents to continue teaching at home. On Sundays at 11:15 AM, our older toddlers join the preschool children for music, puppets, drama, video, and more! 

    We provide a small pre-packaged snack for toddlers. Please let us know of any food or allergy concerns. Thank you!


    What are the regular Nursery hours?

    • Sunday Mornings: 9:45 AM–12:15 PM

    Registration is not necessary for Sunday morning Nursery.


    What is available on Sunday Evenings?

    • Sunday PM Nursery: 6:00–7:15 PMas scheduled

    Childcare for babies and toddlers up to age three is offered when we have Sunday evening services. Please help us plan for you by completing the ONE TIME registration below. Parents are expected to remain on campus and attend the service.

    SUNDAY PM nursery 


    What is available on Wednesday evening?

    • Wednesday PM Nursery: 6:30–8:00 PM

    We provide childcare for babies and toddlers up to age three during scheduled Wednesday evening activities. Please complete the ONE TIME registration below to help us prepare for you. Parents must remain on campus, either participating in a ministry program or volunteering.

    WEDNESDAY NURSERY


    How do I check in and drop off my child?
    Parents, please check in your child at one of the kiosks to receive security tags. Then, drop off your child at their classroom; the room assignment prints on the name tag. 


    Do I need to bring anything for my child?
    If possible, please bring a labeled diaper bag with disposable diapers, a change of clothes, a labeled pacifier, and a filled and labeled bottle or sippy cup. 


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

    • We will use a parent’s mobile phone number to notify you by text if needed in the Nursery.
    • Children receive a unique security tag each time they are checked in at a kiosk.
    • Parents receive a matching tag with the child's security number to show at pick-up.

    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll be glad to help you register your child and find the Nursery.

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


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

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    Preschool
    Sundays, 9:45 & 11:15 AM
     

    On Sunday mornings, we introduce children to the lifelong adventure of walking with God and being Jesus’ disciple! Preschool classes for children ages 2 1/2 through Kindergarten meet at 9:45 AM and 11:15 AM. Children are welcome to attend one or both hours; programming is continuous.

    • At 9:45 AM, all children enjoy Bible lessons, learn Scripture verses, participate in engaging activities, and make crafts with their friends in a classroom setting.
    • At 11:15 AM, the children love to go to BibleZone — a large group format using music, puppets, drama, video, and fun activities to reinforce the Bible lesson. Children walk to the Calvary Life Center for BibleZone with their teachers and then return to their assigned classrooms by 12:15 PM.

    We provide a small pre-packaged snack. Please let us know of any food or allergy concerns. Thank you!

    Be sure to ask your child what they learned each Sunday!


    Where should I drop off and pick up my child?
    The classroom assignment will print on your child’s security tag when you sign in at the kiosks each week. Please drop off and pick up your child at their assigned classroom on the first or second floors.


    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll happily help you register your child and find their Preschool classroom!


    Parents — We invite and encourage parents to serve with their child’s class on a rotating basis. There are many ways to serve, and it’s a great way to get to know other families with young children at Calvary! LEARN MORE


    Preschool Coordinator:
    Ages 2–3, contact: Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com
     

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    KidZone | Grades 1 & 2
    Sundays, 9:45 & 11:15 AM
     

    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!

    KidZone starts at 9:45 AM in the Crown Room with large group praise and worship, videos, and interactive presentations. Then we move to small groups for Bible study activities. Children who continue for the 11:15 session enjoy an active program in Room 300 featuring Bible challenges and games that reinforce the lesson and Scripture memory goals. Children may attend one or both the 9:45 and 11:15 AM sessions. We encourage kids to bring their Bible every Sunday!

    We provide a small pre-packaged snack. Please let us know of any food or allergy concerns. Thank you!


    Where should I drop off and pick up my child?

    Parents, please check in your child at one of the kiosks to receive security tags every Sunday (one for your child to wear, the other for you to keep for pick-up). Your child's primary room assignment will print on the name tag.

    • For the 9:45 AM hour:
      Drop-off: Crown Room, on the third floor, entering on the Main Kitchen side
      Pick-up: Small group classrooms on the third floor
    • For the 11:15 AM hour:
      Drop-off: Back door of Room 300
      Pick-Up: Front door of Room 300, promptly at 12:15 PM

    If my child is staying for both sessions, do I need to return after the first hour?
    No. Simply drop off your child at 9:45 AM, and our staff will get them safely to the 11:15 AM session.

    Be sure to ask your children what they learned each Sunday!


    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll be glad to register your child and help you get to KidZone. It's an easy one-time process!


    KidZone Coordinator: Elise Swepston, 704.887.3693, eswepston@calvarychurch.com

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    Zone 345 | Grades 3, 4 & 5
    Sundays, 11:15 AM 

    Zone 345 is where kids in 3rd–5th grade 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. We start as a large group in the Crown Room for worship and a Bible lesson presented with videos and lots of engaging fun activities. Then, we break into small groups in classrooms where kids can dig more deeply into God’s Word. We encourage kids to bring their Bible every Sunday!

    We provide a small pre-packaged snack. Please let us know of any food or allergy concerns. Thank you!


    Worship Service at 9:45 AM — We encourage children in grades 3–5 to attend worship with their families. 

    Children receive a Calvary Kids Worship Folder from the ushers before entering the Sanctuary. Encourage your child to follow the sermon by answering the questions and drawing a picture to illustrate the message. 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.


    Where do I drop off my child for Zone 345?

    • Parents, please check in your child at one of the kiosks to receive security tags every Sunday (one for your child to wear, the other for you to keep for pick-up). Your child's primary room assignment will print on the name tag.
    • Drop off your child at the Crown Room on the third floor, entering by the Fellowship Kitchen.

    Where should I pick up my child?

    • Parents, please bring your security tag to show your child's teacher.
    • Pick up your child at their assigned classrooms on the third floor across from the Banquet Room promptly at 12:15 PM.

    I’m new to Calvary. Is there anything I should do first?
    Welcome! Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll be glad to register your child and help you get to Zone 345. It's an easy one-time process!


    Contact: Sarah Armstong, Zone 345 Coordinator, 704.341.5458, sarmstrong@calvarychurch.com, or Sue Ridge, Children's Ministry Director, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Calvary Kids Worship Folder
    Weekly sermon questions for kids

    Pastor Munro provides questions in the Calvary Kids Worship Folder for children to answer each week as they listen to the sermon. And there's a space to draw a picture of the main idea of the message!

    Kids (especially 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) will receive a Calvary Kids Worship Folder from an usher as they enter the Sanctuary each Sunday. Or pick up a copy at the Welcome Desk in the Galleria.

    Parents, encourage your children to answer the questions as they listen to the sermon. Pastor Munro personally reviews the submitted folders each week! 

    For best results, use a DARK pencil and make any words in the drawing large and clear. Then, turn in the completed folder at the Welcome Desk or in Zone 345 after the service. Your drawing may be on the cover of next week's folder!


    Contacts: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com & Sarah Armstrong, 704.341.5458, sarmstrong@calvarychurch.com

     

     

     

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    Calvary Kids Music Camp
    Week 1: July 15–19
    Week 2: July 29 – August 2
    Join the Waitlist

    Camp Week 1: July 15–19 (FULL)
    Camp Week 2: July 29 – August 2 (FULL)

    We are SO excited about our Calvary Kids Music Camp this summer! 

    Music Camp is for kids in 2nd–8th grades for the upcoming 2024–25 school year. Campers will learn and perform an entire Gospel-centered musical in just one week. Activities include singing, acting, choreography, art activities, and more! Then, campers will present a live stage performance of the musical for family and friends on Friday evening!

    We’re offering TWO WEEKS of the SAME MUSIC CAMP 

    Camp Schedule

    • Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
    • Kids must attend each day of camp to prepare to participate in the live performance.
    • Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Calvary Life Center. Check-in starts at 8:45 AM.

    Live Musical Performance

    • Friday, July 19 or August 2 | 7:00 PM, Crown Room (3rd Floor). Campers arrive at 6:30 PM. 
    • Family and friends are invited to attend the live performance. It’s fun for all ages!

    Camp Registration 

    Cost: $75 per student or $175 max per family

    Registration for both weeks is now FULL. You may join the waitlist below:

    REGISTER for WaitList


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in serving at one or both of our camps this summer? We need great volunteers (high school age through adults) to help make music camp a success!

    If you love the Lord Jesus and have a heart for kids, we encourage you to serve. Once you register, our Music Camp Team will contact you with more details.

    CAMP VOLUNTEER application


    Questions? Contact: Music Camp Leaders, 704.887.3687, musiccamp@calvarychurch.com

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    Woodlands Camp
    June 10–14
    for kids ages 8–11
    Make Camp Payment Here

    Come to Woodlands with us this summer!


    June 10–14
    Boys & Girls Ages 8–11
     (by June 21, 2024)

    Registration for the 2024 camp is now closed.

    Make a payment


    Camp is often one of the most significant, life-changing experiences in a child's life. And Woodlands Camp has a tradition of being UNFORGETTABLE! Kids will receive challenging, biblically sound teaching and have tons of fun every day. Calvary Children's Ministry leaders will be with our kids all week at camp. Above all, we want your child to hear and understand the Gospel and leave camp with an assurance of their eternal destiny in Christ Jesus!

    Woodlands Camp offers air-conditioned log cabins, basketball courts, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboats, a climbing wall, a zip line, a 3-person swing, and so much more! Campers can swim, dive, ride the tube behind the jet ski, catch some air on the blob, or zip down two 100' water slides! Challenge friends to a game of ping pong, air hockey, or foosball, or kick back and enjoy a snow cone in the Trading Post. It will be a highlight of their summer!


    Woodlands Camp Details

    • When: June 10–14, 2024
    • Where: Cleveland, Georgia
    • Who: Kids ages 8–11 by June 21, 2024
    • Cost: $600
    • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required; the remaining balance is due by May 17, 2024.
    • Meals, lodging, and transportation to and from camp are included.
    • Camp T-shirt included.
    • Space is limited!
    • Registration closes on February 15, 2024.

    Upon completing the Calvary registration form, Woodlands Camp will email you a Group Registration link, which will activate your child’s registration and allow you to log in to the parent portal. Your child's spot will be forfeited if you do not complete registration with Woodlands by February 15, 2024. 


    Sue Ridge, Children's Ministry Director, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com 
    Sarah Armstrong, Zone 345 Coordinator, 704.887.3458, sarmstrong@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    KidZone Teachers & Nursery
    Serve on a rotating schedule

    Children's Ministry at Calvary is growing, with more new families joining us each week! We need additional 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. You may serve as a teacher, assistant, leader, or partner — all are important to the success of our ministry. Many volunteers serve on a rotating monthly schedule.

    Immediate Needs:
    Nursery — Volunteers to serve Sunday mornings and selected
    Sunday evenings: 6–8 individuals needed!
    KidZone —  Sunday AM & PM4 teachers to serve twice per month with 2nd graders!

    • Nursery — Sunday AM & PM, and Wednesday PM
    • Preschool — Sunday AM
    • Zone345 — Sunday 11:15 AM
    • Special Needs — Sunday AM
    • Family Welcome Desk — Sunday AM

    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+.

    Complete the form below to let us know you're interested. We'll be in touch about opportunities to serve!

    VOLUNTEER FORM


    Interested in serving with our Children's Bible Clubs — Awana, Gopher Buddies, & C-Track? Learn more HERE.


    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com & Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com