Welcome to Harrison Church CHILDREN’S MINISTRY!

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 & twos)
    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
    • 3-year-olds
      Preschool Sunday School for 3-year-olds is available at both 9:45AM and 11:00AM in building 200. Sunday School teachers are paid childcare workers with background checks.
    • 4-year-olds and Kindergarteners
      4-year-old and Kindergarten Sunday School is available at both 9:45AM and 11:00AM in building 200. Sunday School teachers are trained volunteers with background checks.
    • Elementary (1st through 5th grade)
      Elementary Sunday School classes are divided by grades and are taught at 9:45AM on the first floor of building 100. Sunday School teachers are trained volunteers with background checks.
  • inkWELL Children’s Worship                                                                                            inkWELL is a worship service that’s all about taking kids (1st – 5th Grade) deep into the well of God’s love and power through a worship experience designed to reach them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The inkWELL service is worship “kid style” for the purpose of preparing children to attend “Big Church.” It’s complete with singing, teaching, videos, special activities, and more! We teach the kids familiar worship songs, the Lord’s Prayer, Apostle’s Creed and more! So come dive in with us each Sunday at 11am upstairs in the Multipurpose Room. Doors open at 10:45am for sign-in, and parents—you are welcome anytime to join us for this experience!

*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 & Children’s Worship (inkWELL) – 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:

Summer Fun for Kids at Harrison!

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This summer, Harrison Children’s Ministry will be offering two camps!…

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Fine Arts Camp – June 19th – 23rd, 2017, 9am to 12:30pm.  This camp is for rising 1st through rising 6th graders!  Kids will choose to be part of the cast or crew, and will learn about acting, music, and backstage production.  They will end the week with a performance for parents!  Space is limited to the first 40 children who register, so please register early!  The cost for this half-day camp is $40 per child, and scholarships are available upon request.  Contact Quintessa Harper, Director of Music, for more information.  Quintessa@harrisonchurch.org.

To register for Fine Arts Camp, please click here.

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Vacation Bible School – July 31st – August 4th, 2017. Our VBS is open to children age 4 (must be 4 by May 1st) through age 12 (rising 6th grade).  This event is free of charge and space is limited to the first 100 children who register, so please register early!  Youth (rising 7th grade and older) may also participate in VBS as volunteers! Please see the list of volunteer opportunities, and be sure to note the age requirements for each position before registering.  Contact Amy Henson, VBS Co-Director, for more information.  AmyMHenson@hotmail.com

To register for Vacation Bible School as a participant or volunteer, please 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 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.