Children’s Ministries


Puppet Ministry – Where would our children be without Elmer and the gang to lead them in both the silly and the sacred? The puppets are one of those long-standing ministries within our church….in fact, some of our adults remember watching the puppets when they were kids! With a love of puns and the energy of foam products half their age, the puppets love to minister to our children and would love to welcome your kids too. Our puppets visit our youngest children, age 3 – 2nd grade, at the beginning of Sunday School each week.

We offer a separate Kids Connect for older kids, 3rd – 8th grade, who are provided a snack and some informal time to hang out with each other in the large center room upstairs. Kids in Children and Worship and KOW will be escorted to these rooms after worship. The Sunday School teachers will guide them to their classrooms.

Our Cadet group helps boys in grades 3-8 to grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social) by providing a uniquely designed structure, program, and materials. Cadets meet every Monday night starting at 7:00 p.m. from September through April for Bible study and merit badge work, along with special events like a Pinewood Derby, Camporee, Snow Derby, and other exciting events. For more info, go to:

Our GEMS group (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) provides a similar experience for girls in grades 3-8 every other Monday evening from 6:30-8:30. The girls share in Bible study, badge work, crafts, service projects and special outings. For more information, go to:

Every summer we offer a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School for close to 170 children from our church and community. Each year the children gather for singing, Bible stories, crafts, refreshments, and a special time each day that includes games and other fun activities. Check back in May/June each year to see when VBS dates and times will be.