Children’s Ministries

Vacation Bible School

Registration is now open for ROAR VBS Kids Club!
August 5 – 8th from 9 AM – noon
Click here for volunteer and child registration:  ROAR Registration
Register early to guarantee your spot on our Safari Adventure.
Life is Wild. God is Good.

Click here to learn more about our VBS mission partner: Cate’s Hope for the Disabled.  During VBS, boys and girls will compete to see who can collect the most change to provide food and wheelchairs for disabled kids in Kenya.  Together we can make a difference!  Who will win this year – the boys or the girls?

Donations are very much appreciated and help keep our costs down.  Please look over the lists below to see how you can help out. 

Set Construction Supplies NEEDED
  • 20 sheets of poster board in several shades of green
  • 2 sheets of 1”x4’x8’ foam core
  • 1 roll brown craft paper
  • Light and Dark Green Crepe Paper (5 packages of each shade)
  • Large glue sticks
  • Packing tape
  • Brown spray paint (Rustoleum Satin Espresso)
  • Drop cloths or plastic tarps
Things we need to borrow
  • Foliage that might be found in Africa, such as tall grasses, shrubs, trees (for décor)
  • Woven baskets that might be found in Africa (for décor)
  • African fabrics (for décor)
  • Pots, pans, pottery (used for décor)
  • Stuffed animals such as lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos
  • African clothing (for décor)
Things we want to re-purpose
  • Any cylindrical shaped containers such as oatmeal, sanitizing wipes or Metamucil (will be used to make 200 drums)
  • Frosting containers with lids (will be used as banks for kids to save their coins)
  • Colorful cords, ribbons, rubber bands, duct tape (for decorating 200 drums)
  • Scraps of leather or vinyl (will be used to make 200 drums)

Please bring donations to the KidZone.  If you would like a receipt for your donations, please contact Laura@christchurchotsego.org.

VBS Leaders Needed
  • Motions Team Leader (Lead a team of 3-4 kids who will do motions to the songs on stage)
  • Preschool Bible Adventures Leader (Lead preschoolers through interactive story time – we will be covering the story of the Israelites and their journey out of slavery and in to the promised land)
  • Nursery Co-Leader (Work with another adult in the nursery, which is provided for children of volunteers)
  • Crew Leader (Lead a group of kids through each of the VBS Stations)
  • Click here to Volunteer

Thank you for supporting the kids in our community for Jesus!

 

Join the KidZone Team!  You have the potential to change a child’s life by investing your time and talent and most of all, showing them Jesus’ love.  If you are looking for an opportunity to grow in your own faith by serving the Lord with the gifts He has given you, this might be it!

Sunday School Leaders (Sept – May)

  • KidZone Worship Leader (Lead worship for elementary kids on Sunday mornings)
  • KidZone Motions Team Leader (Lead a team of kids who will do motions to the songs on stage on Sunday mornings)
  • Sunday School Assistant (8-10 hours during the week, following the lesson plans, prepare Sunday school supplies, track attendance, follow up with kids and families as needed)
  • Trunk or Treat Coordinator (Plan and organize this community outreach event)
  • Christmas Program Director (Plan and Direct the Children’s Christmas Program)
  • A Night in Bethlehem Project Coordinator (Plan and organize a take-home project for kids to create from construction through completion that they can take home with them to remember that Jesus is the reason for Christmas).

Sunday School

KidZone Kidz is what we call the Children’s Ministry at Christ Church Otsego.  In the KidZone, kids learn what it means to live their lives for Jesus.  Our lesson plans are written directly from the Bible.  Kids learn by reading the Bible and discussing questions with their teachers.  We also learn through acting, doing crafts, conducting science experiments, and much more!  We end the hour with uplifting worship music.  Our goal is for children to graduate from Sunday school with these elements of a firm foundation in Christ:

  • They know Jesus
  • They know the difference between the Old Testament and New Testament and can navigate through the Bible
  • They know how to pray
  • They own a Bible (2nd graders receive new Bibles)
  • They have memorized Bible verses and Faith Steps
  • They have experienced First Communion (4th – 6th Graders)

Sunday School classes are available during our worship services at 9:00 & 10:45 AM from September through May for kids 3 years old through 6th grade.  Contact Laura Johnson at (763) 441-5097 ext. 15 or laura@christchurchotsego.org for more information.

Registration will open July 1st for the 2019/2020 school year.  Click here join the KidZone Kidz Team

Nursery

Our nursery is a safe and loving environment for infants and toddlers.  It is available during Sunday morning worship services and for some Christian education opportunities.  If you love caring for infants and toddlers and want to join our team, please contact Laura@christchurchotsego.org.

We'd love to meet you!

Whatever your faith background, we invite you to come and join us as we experience God’s love and grow in our faith together.

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