Thursday, Sep 7, 2023 by Ruth Ellen Crossley
We consider it a privilege to be part of your child's faith formation and community. Our vision is to provide safe and age-appropriate spaces for kids to hear from God, respond to God, and Grow in community.
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During our Sunday morning service, we have three programs for your kids:
Nursery/Preschoolers for babies up through 4-year-olds
Kids@theRidge for Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 3
Fuel for our Grade 4 through 7 students
Check-in your kids when you arrive at our check-in area at the back of the main gathering space. You'll receive a name tag for your child and a security code that you as the caregiver will use when you pick them up at the end of the service. After checking in Kids stay with their caregivers during songs and announcements and then are prayed for and dismissed to walk to their classes with their leaders.
We also provide a kids area in our gathering with a table, some quiet toys, and colouring. Feel free to wander over there and use the supplies with your little ones if they want to stay with you in the service. Fall can bring big changes in family rhythms and routines for kids. Sometimes kids will need extra support and closeness before they are ready to try new classes and that’s ok. Our prayer is that both our programmed classes and kids’ area in the gym will support you and your child in worshiping together with us.
The Purpose of JRCC Kids ministry is to cultivate young disciples of Jesus who embody God's love everywhere they go.
Children are required to check in at the K@TR kiosk where they receive a name tag/security tag. The child's care giver will receive a matching security tag that they will use when picking their child up from the class.
Volunteers are vetted through an interview, application, and references check process. Those who are age 18 and older must also submit a Vulnerable Sector check through the RCMP prior to volunteering. Each year we review and train our staff and volunteers on our safety policies and procedures and continue to work at implementing and following best practices in abuse prevention and awareness.
The purpose of JRCC Kid’s ministry is to cultivate young disciples of Jesus who embody God’s love everywhere they go.