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CHILDREN ARE OUR MINISTRY!

We believe our Children’s Ministry is a vitally important aspect of our church, and we want your family to feel welcome and valued the moment you step through our doors! We have age-specific classrooms ranging from newborn through elementary-aged children, so that we can best meet the needs of each age group.

Each service is designed to give your children a place to have fun, as well as learn about God and grow in a relationship with Him. We encourage your children to grow in their gifts and abilities and create an environment for healthy relationships between both their peers and leaders..

Sunday Morning: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (Year Round)

Sunday Morning: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (Year Round)

Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Nursery through Age 2 (Year Round)

Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Age 3 through Grade 6 (September through May)

Wednesday Night: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Nursery through 5th Grade classes (September through May)

Nursery: 
Available for children from infancy to 23 months of age

Preschool Classes: 
Available for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds

Elementary Classes: 
Elementary classes are available for 5-year-olds to 5th graders.

Upon arrival, all parents are encouraged to check in their children.

Returning families can go to one of our check-in computers located just inside the doors at the Atrium entrance.  They should enter the last 4 digits of their phone number, check in each of their children and two labels will print for each child.  One, the child will wear.  The second label is what the parents will need to present when they wish to pick up their child.

New attendees should go to the New Family Check-In Center, which is the room on their right as they enter the Atrium doors.  A volunteer will help with the necessary registration, and the parent will receive two labels as listed above.

Please take note of the side screens in the sanctuary.  If parental assistance is needed during the sermon, it is on those side screens that we will post the last 4 digits of the cell phone number the parent provided when they registered. If parents do not respond to the phone number on the screens, we will text them. Please check your phones! Thank you..

Our nursery is a place where newborns can receive care while their parents enjoy the Sunday service. Nursery volunteers spend time with the babies by reading, singing and praying for them.

Our preschool-aged area is designed to help them develop through expressive worship, Bible stories and craft time. We are currently adopting an exciting new curriculum for the preschool and elementary-aged children.  In addition, they will be given free time to play with each other and interact with the leaders.

Our elementary-aged area is a service run by leaders with help from the children themselves. Creating an encouraging and creative place for children to grow in their gifts, abilities and love for the Lord is our goal. Each week, a biblical theme is presented to the kids through expressive worship, scripture reading, activities and teachings. We desire that children leave each service knowing they are loved by God, valuing their peers, and confidently walking in and serving others with their gifts.

In addition to our corporate gathering, the group leaders meet with smaller groups of students to engage in activities that reinforce what was taught in the corporate gathering.  This provides an opportunity for the group leaders to make a deeper connection with the kids and encourage them to grow in their relationships with God and each other.

Kids’ Church – We are very excited about the new Kids’ Church curriculum.  Regular offerings for Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) are received each time we meet.  In addition to this, we are receiving aluminum cans from kids each week to turn in for money in support of BGMC..

Nursery – Sing songs, read books & pray over them

Preschool  – Worship, Bible story, offering and crafts

Elementary – Bible Study, a time of worship , Boys’ and Girls’ Missionary Offering (BGMC) and memory verse

Nursery is available for children ages 0 thru 2 years old.  Nursery volunteers spend time with the babies by reading, singing and praying for them.

AWANA is available for kids 3 years of age – 6th grade!  Preregistration is required.  E-mail kidsministries@firstassembly.fm to register..

Come and join the Fun!

For kids 3 years old to 6th grade
Ending Date:  May 20, 2018
Meeting Time:  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Your kids will enjoy … FRIENDS!    GAMES!   AWARDS!   SMALL GROUPS!  
PRIZES!   BIBLE TEACHINGS!   THEME NIGHTS!   STORE!

Registration is Required

Registration Fee (includes all awards, prizes, and theme nights):  $25.00 per child

Cubbies and Sparks (ages 3-5 & K-grade 2)
Handbook: $10.00
Vest: $11.00
Total Cost (includes registration fee): $46.00        

T&T (grades 3-6)
Handbook: $10.00
Jersey: $16.00
Total Cost (includes registration fee): $51.00

What is Awana?

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This acronym is taken from the key verse – 2 Timothy 2:15.

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. It is a fun-filled, Bible-based program with awards/badges, a different game each week and exciting interactive teaching. Volunteers connect with kids through small- and large-group activities, Bible lessons and games.

Kids will have a blast:

  • earning points to spend at the AWANA store; and
  • earning badges for their uniforms.

For more information, please contact Michael Keating – mkeating@firstassembly.fm

Awana® and the Awana logo are registered trademarks and service marks of Awana Clubs International. Used by permission.

Nursery is available from 6:30 – 7:45 PM for children from infancy to 23 months of age.

Preschool Classes are held for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds/Kindergarten – Grade 2
This group is studying “What’s In The Bible?”  This series will take your child through the Bible from the beginning making use of videos, games, and question & answer time.

Small Groups for Grades 3-5
In the weeks to come, our themes will be:
Farmers’ Market – Gifts of the Spirit (April 4 – May 16).

Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ)
JBQ for kids in Kindergarten through grade 6 is an engaging program that uses lessons, games, and team competition to teach children how to work together to memorize scripture and hide God’s Word in their hearts.  For more information, contact Pastor Sharon at sharono@firstassembly.fm.

 

ADDITIONAL CLASSES

Water Baptism – Wednesday, April 11, Pastor Michael Keating will teach 4th and 5th graders about water baptism.  An application for baptism will be given to each participant, so they can take it home and discuss it with their parent/guardian.  Please sign up for this class by contacting kidsministries@firstassembly.fm.

Leading Children Into The Baptism In The Holy Spirit will be the theme for a class offered to 4th and 5th graders.  Pastor Michael Keating will teach these sessions at 6:30 PM each Wednesday from April 18 through May 9.  Children will be given opportunities to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit during these classes.  Please sign up by contacting www.kidsministries@firstassembly.fm.

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Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 7:45 PM 

For children in kindergarten through 6th grade

Registration is required

Register here for JBQ

Volunteers

All parents of quizzers are required to participate in the monthly meets. They work as coaches, officials, judges, or cheerleaders for the quizzers.

Basic JBQ facts

There are 2 leagues: A (Advanced: grades 3 – 6) & B  (Beginner: K – 2nd grade).

576 questions are split into 10-, 20-, and 30-point values.

10-point questions are comprised of short Bible verses and basic Bible facts, such as:  What giant did David kill?  Who was the first person to pay tithes and to whom did he pay them? What is sanctification?

20-point questions cover short Bible verses and some theology, for example: Why did Jesus come to earth? What is the proper method of water baptism? Why do Christians worship on Sunday instead of the Sabbath?

30-point questions are primarily longer Bible verses and include such questions as:  Who can become God’s children? John 1: 11, 12; Who were the 12 sons of Jacob? What twelve Old Testament books were written by the Minor Prophets?

Our program

A few years ago, our program had 12 students.  This year, we have exploded to 55 students!

On Wednesday nights, we practice the questions using the buzzer boxes, play games with the questions, give a short lesson or Bible story, and include an activity or craft. Generally, we have a loud, crazy, fun time with these kids!

Why we support JBQ?

By hearing these same 576 questions and answers over and over again, the information is firmly planted in their hearts and minds.  They NEVER forget these truths.  Ask any former quizzer and they can rattle off information and verses they learned years before.

These students see each other at quiz meets every year and become friends with other Christian children from all over the state. They see these same friends at summer camp, kids’ retreats, and later, at youth convention and other group events.  It becomes a Group for children and for the parents who see each other just as often!

Quiz Meets

After the quizzing at each monthly quiz meet, all teams are recognized and awarded for personal achievements and the top 5 individuals are announced. Our quizzers have consistently earned a place in the top 5 rankings! When the regular monthly meets were finished in March, the “A” league geared up to participate in the State Meet  in Bismarck. The top 4 teams are eligible to attend the Regional Meet in May, and we are proud to announce that one of our “A” league teams placed 2nd at the State Meet.  The top teams at Regionals will be eligible for Nationals in June, with one exception: the top team at the State Meet is automatically eligible for Nationals and can skip Regionals.
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Mother’s Day
May 13 / 9:30 & 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM

During the morning services, the children will be taught the importance of honoring their moms according to the Bible.

 

Parent/Child Dedications

PARENT/CHILD DEDICATIONS

On Mother’s Day, May 13th, we will have Parent/Child Dedications as a part of our 11:00 AM service.

Dedication is a significant act on the part of parents and signifies the desire to raise their child(ren) in a biblical fashion.  We want to be
among your strongest supporters and your trusted partners as you raise your children to know what it means to have a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.

If you are interested in participating in a dedication service, you may pick up an application at Guest Services in the church lobby or
use the link below to read the information online, fill out the application and submit it at Guest Services or mail it to First Assembly
with “ATTN: Parent/Child Dedication Form”  written under the address.

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment for counseling regarding the dedication of your child(ren), please contact
the church office at 701.232.0003.

Parent/Child Dedication Form

 

AWANA Awards Party
Sunday, May 20th / 6:00 PM

AWANA kids, invite your parents to our Awards Party on Sunday, May 20th!  Yearly achievements will be awarded and we will PARTY!

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Our Children’s Ministry exists to identify and develop the gifts God has given each child and to equip them to become everything God has ordained for them.
We are always grateful for additional volunteers to serve as teachers and helpers, but there are many other areas in which to serve, such as small group leader, assistant leader, Bible teacher (preschool and elementary), nursery volunteer, check-in assistant, check-in host/hostess, tech/sound operator, and Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) leader.