Welcome to Harrison Kids!

Our ministry exists to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EQUIP children and families to be loving disciples of Jesus Christ!  It is our goal to provide a welcoming, inclusive program that encourages children to grow spiritually, and develop meaningful connections with each other and with adults.


 A typical Sunday morning for families with children

We are dedicated to building community, and we encourage families to worship together here at Harrison Church!  We want you to know, ALL are welcome in our worship services, so please don’t hesitate to bring your little ones to worship with you.  Other opportunities for children are listed below!

  • Nursery (infants & toddlers)
    Nursery is available during the 8:30AM, 9:45AM and 11:00AM services in building 200.  We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for your little ones.  For this reason, our nurseries are staffed with paid childcare providers who are CPR certified, and we maintain ratios in accordance with our “Safe Sanctuary Policy.”
  • Sunday School and Kids’ Worship
    • Twos and Threes
      Preschool Sunday School for 4, 5, and 6 year olds is available at both 9:45AM and 11:00AM in building 200. Sunday School teachers are trained volunteers with background checks.
    • Preschool (4, 5, & 6 year olds)
      Preschool Sunday School for 4, 5, and 6 year olds is available at both 9:45AM and 11:00AM in building 200. Sunday School teachers are trained volunteers with background checks.
    • Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
      Elementary kids attend a combination worship & Sunday school class at 11AM in the Multipurpose Room upstairs in building 100.  Kids begin with 30 minutes of “kid style” worship, complete with music, games, and traditional components of worship, meant to prepare them to feel comfortable in traditional services when they get older.  After worship time, they divide into Sunday School groups by age, and move to a Sunday School room. We use a rotational model for our Sunday School program, so the kids spend an entire month diving deep into each bible story, with different activities each week, including science, art, drama, and cooking! All teachers are trained volunteers with background checks.

*Questions? Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions below or our  Safe Sanctuary policy


Opportunities to serve

Do you have a passion for Children and Families, and a desire to be involved? We have many opportunities for you to use your gifts to serve the families of Harrison. Here are just a few…

  • Sunday School & Kids’ Worship – Opportunities are available to teach, assist, and help with greeting and registering children on Sunday mornings.
  • Vacation Bible School  – Each summer we offer a fun-filled week of Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through 5th grade in our community. Opportunities are available to lead small groups of children, help with crafts, decor, games, etc.
  • New Baby Ministry  – We provide a gift and a bible to new babies born to church members. Opportunities are available to provide new baby gifts, and assist with home visits.
  • Children’s Council – Responsible for organizing and supporting the children’s ministry.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to let us know!


Children's Ministry Announcements:

Harrison Church Family Camping Trip!

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Join us September 29th to Oct 1st for our first annual Family Camping Trip!  We will be camping at Beartree Campground in Damascus, Virginia, and plan to ride bikes on part of the beautiful Virginia Creeper Trail.  This trip will be fun for all ages!  Click here for information.  Be sure to register by September 14th!

Fall Sunday School Begins August 27th!

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Promotion Sunday!

Promotion Sunday is scheduled for August 27th!  On this day, your child will move UP to his or her new Sunday school room (if applicable).  Rooms will be as follows:

9:45 am –

Preschool Building:

Rm 206 Nursery for children under 2

Rm 210 Sunday School for 2 and 3 year olds

Rm 207 Sunday School for 4 and 5 year olds (Kindergarteners welcome)

 

11:00 am-

Preschool Building:

Rm 206 Nursery for children under 2

Rm 210 Sunday School for 2 and 3 year olds

Rm 207 Sunday School for 4 and 5 year old preschoolers (not yet Kindergarteners)

Plummer Building:

Multipurpose Rm upstairs, Sunday School for Kindergarten – 5th Grade (children will break off by age group into rooms 111, 113, 114, and 116)

 

Elementary Sunday School Open House:

Parents of children Kindergarten through 5th grade!  Join us in the Multipurpose room (upstairs in the Plummer Education Building) on August 27th at noon to find out more about our Children’s Ministry program.  Come meet some of our amazing teachers, learn about the exciting changes to our program, and enjoy some refreshments!

 

 

Children’s Choir

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The church has a long and deep tradition of praising God through music, and now our children have the opportunity to participate.  What a wonderful way to involve and engage children in worship!  Interested in finding out more?  Contact Quintessa Harper, Director of Music.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can nursery staff mix baby formula?

No. Please premix your baby’s formula and our staff will be more than happy to give your baby a bottle. We do have a refrigerator in our infant nursery.

What if my child cries while in your care?

If a child continues to cry for 15 minutes and cannot be consoled, then a parent will be sent a text on their phone.

What if my child is potty training?

Our staff is very willing to help and cooperate with your potty training strategy. We ask that parents please a) provide a change of clothes and extra underwear or pullups b) communicate to the staff that their child is potty training by indicating so during check-in c) be willing to return to the room, if necessary, to help your child use the potty.

My child has a latex allergy, do you use latex free items?

Yes! We use latex free gloves when changing diapers and latex free bandaids in our first aid kits.

When is my child promoted to the next nursery/class?

Children are promoted to the next age class at the end of the school year. During the year, early walkers could be promoted in order to make room for newborns joining the nursery. Three year olds are promoted to Sunday School only when they are potty trained.

Will snacks be offered to my child?

Our Sunday School teachers sometimes bring treats for the kids!  In this case, they will post a sign outside their classroom door with the list of snacks to be served.  Please let your child’s Sunday School Teachers know of any food allergies.

Are your volunteers background checked?

Yes! All of our volunteers undergo a background check before they begin serving and every 3 years thereafter. For a complete copy of our Safe Sanctuary policy please click here.