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 2 and 3 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 year olds)
      Preschool Sunday School for 4 and 5 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.
  • Summer Camps – Each summer we offer two exciting camps for children in our community.  Vacation Bible School is for children ages 4 through rising 6th grade, and Fine Arts Camp is for children who are rising Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Opportunities are available to lead small groups of children, help with crafts, decor, games, music, 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.

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


Children's Ministry Announcements:

Summer Fun for 2018!

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This summer, we have two super-fun, totally FREE camps for kids in our community!  Registration for both camps will open on April 5th, 2018.  Space is limited so register early…

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At Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School, kids will venture onto an uncharted island and learn that Jesus carries them through life’s biggest storms! Open to kids age 4 (by June 1st) through rising 6th grade.  Camp is from Monday June 25th through Thursday June 28th, 9:30 to 12:30.  For more info, or to register for VBS, click here.

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At Harrison’s Fine Arts Camp, kids will enjoy a fun-filled week exploring dance, art, music, and cameras! Join us for a week of fun as we discover why it’s so important to “Let Everything Praise God!” Open to rising 1st through rising 8th graders.  Camp is Monday July 16th through Friday July 20th from 9 to 12:30.  For more info, or to register for Fine Arts Camp, click here.

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 Charles Morrow, 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.