When is it?

Saturday at 6:00p.m.

Sunday at 9:00a.m. & 10:45a.m

Curriculum

We use 252 Basics from Orange:

Everything we teach from 252 Basics is based on one of three basic,
but powerful truths from Luke 2:52.

Wisdom.

I need to make the wise choice.

Faith. 

I can trust God no matter what.

Friendship.

I should treat others the way I want to be treated.


We teach these core truths by showing kids:

That the Bible is the source of wisdom and truth.
That what they learn applies to their daily lives.
That their relationships with small group leaders and friends matter.

Most kids will form their entire idea of who God is and choose whether or not they will have a relationship with Him before leaving 5th grade. That’s why weekends are so important here at Lima Community Church.

Christmas Collection

 Dear Kidstown Families,    We want you to know about a special Christmas collection that we will be doing in all of children’s ministry (birth-5th grade). As we talk with our children about meeting other’s needs and showing compassion, we want to put these words into action by reaching out into our community.    As parents, we all know how important it is to be able to get to work each day and get to those day-to-day places (like the grocery) to provide for our families. We have learned of a ministry in our area called “Wheelhouse” (A Christian Bicycle Cooperative). This ministry provides bikes to people in need of transportation. They work with local agencies to find people who have a true need of transportation to get to work, buy groceries, etc. Not only do they give them a bike, they also want to make sure they have the proper tools to protect themselves and their bikes.    We are going to be “Pedal Partners” with them this Christmas season as we bring in money to help this organization get the helmets, bike locks, and bike lights they need to make sure these bikers are safe. It costs about $20/bike to get these items. Our goal is to collect enough money to help with 100 bikes. That is $2,000.00.    We will begin this collection on November 10th and end on December 23rd. Your children can simply bring their offerings to church with them and give it in their ministry area – tinytown, upTOWN, or DOWNTOWN. We will also have a container at the First Time Family/Secure Check-in Counter where donations can be given.    We will be tracking our progress as we go as we are on our way to reaching our goal. We will have a celebration weekend in the children’s ministry areas on December 29/30 to pray over the people who receive these bikes and supplies and praise God for allowing us to be a part of blessing others.    Please talk with your child about the importance of giving and not simply receiving this Christmas season. We all love to GET gifts, but what a blessing it is to GIVE and reach out to those in need.    Thanks for giving with us this Christmas season!  Pam Little, Kim Watkins, & Cindy Lowry

Dear Kidstown Families,

We want you to know about a special Christmas collection that we will be doing in all of children’s ministry (birth-5th grade). As we talk with our children about meeting other’s needs and showing compassion, we want to put these words into action by reaching out into our community.

As parents, we all know how important it is to be able to get to work each day and get to those day-to-day places (like the grocery) to provide for our families. We have learned of a ministry in our area called “Wheelhouse” (A Christian Bicycle Cooperative). This ministry provides bikes to people in need of transportation. They work with local agencies to find people who have a true need of transportation to get to work, buy groceries, etc. Not only do they give them a bike, they also want to make sure they have the proper tools to protect themselves and their bikes.

We are going to be “Pedal Partners” with them this Christmas season as we bring in money to help this organization get the helmets, bike locks, and bike lights they need to make sure these bikers are safe. It costs about $20/bike to get these items. Our goal is to collect enough money to help with 100 bikes. That is $2,000.00.

We will begin this collection on November 10th and end on December 23rd. Your children can simply bring their offerings to church with them and give it in their ministry area – tinytown, upTOWN, or DOWNTOWN. We will also have a container at the First Time Family/Secure Check-in Counter where donations can be given.

We will be tracking our progress as we go as we are on our way to reaching our goal. We will have a celebration weekend in the children’s ministry areas on December 29/30 to pray over the people who receive these bikes and supplies and praise God for allowing us to be a part of blessing others.

Please talk with your child about the importance of giving and not simply receiving this Christmas season. We all love to GET gifts, but what a blessing it is to GIVE and reach out to those in need.

Thanks for giving with us this Christmas season!

Pam Little, Kim Watkins, & Cindy Lowry


Stuff you need to Know:

In order to provide for the ultimate security of your child while in our care, we follow a strict security policy.

*All of our DOWNTOWN elementary volunteers and staff have been through volunteer training and have been background checked.

*Parents may check their kids into DOWNTOWN Elementary beginning 15 minutes prior to service starting.  They will do this using our “Secure Check-in” computer system.

*When you check your child in, you and your child will be given matching security ID #’s as well as a pager number.  When the service is over, you must present your ID # to receive your child.  Children are not permitted to leave DOWNTOWN Elementary without the proper adult.

*If your child needs you during the service, we will put your pager number on the screen in the main service.

*20 minutes after each service begins, the children’s area is secured and only parents with security tags are allowed to access the area by seeing a safety team member.

*In the unlikely occurrence the building needs evacuated, all parents will be directed to the east driveway parking lot where you may pick up your child with the approval of the leader.

Well Child Policy:

We ask that sick children NOT attend DOWNTOWN Elementary in order to ensure the health of other children and staff.

Discipline Policy:

It is the desire of the volunteers and staff of DOWNTOWN Elementary to create an environment that promotes learning and spiritual growth for our children.  When correction is necessary, children will be treated with gentleness, respect, and understanding.  Should a child conduct him/herself in a manner that is distracting or harmful to another child, he will be asked to change his behavior.  If the behavior continues, the parent will be paged and the child may be removed from DOWNTOWN Elementary for that service.

Promotion:

All children Kindergarten-5th Grade are promoted in the fall at the beginning of the school year.

 

 

 
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Pam Little

Director of Children's Ministry


Have any more questions? 
Contact Pam.

pamlittle@limacc.com

419.223.9646 ext 1133


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