The Gathering Place

for Kids

Sundays 10:30am - 12:00noon  -  Nursery - 5th Grade

What is The Gathering Place for Kids?

A kid-oriented Sunday experience providing Bible learning, games, activities, songs & crafts led by adults who love sharing Jesus with kids. 

What does The Gathering Place for Kids offer your child?

Age-appropriate Bible Learning

Relationship Building

Relevant Bible Application

Connecting Kids to Jesus

Health & Safety: In order to stop the spread of germs, children are not allowed in class with cough, runny nose, diarrhea, fever or vomiting within the last 24 hours. All baby toys & apparatus are cleaned after Sunday & Wednesday classes. Because the safety of our children is important, all servants complete a Ministry Application and undergo a background check. Parent or Servant ID badges are required for entry into the Education Wing. Hallways and classrooms are also monitored and videotaped. 

Family Registration and Check In: Parents/Guardians sign in at the Children's Kiosks. Please be sure to fill in your cell# as this system enables teachers to reach parents in the event their child has a specific need. A text message is sent to the parent/guardian as to where your child is.

Janice Cooper,  Director of Children’s Ministries



AWANA - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm (Sept - May) 

PreSchool - 6th Grade

What's AWANA?

A three=part program to maximize your child's attention, energy & time.

  • Activity Time: exciting activities that allow kids to participate regardless of their skill level.
  • Small Group Time: No one gets lost in the crowd.  Your child receives individualized attention from a caring leader as they work through an age-specific activity book.
  • Large Group Time: An interactive large group segment where kids meet together to hear a Bible lesson and receive awards.

What does AWANA offer your child?

  • Biblical Teaching
  • Positive Friendships
  • Adult Affirmation & Encouragement
  • Community Service Projects
  • Bible Memorization
  • Awards & Recognition for Accomplishments


Upward Basketball & Cheerleading is a program all about playing with purpose.  It takes place every fall/winter, and our leagues fill up very quickly.  Your child will be placed on a team with our kids of similar age and skill, and be coached on the rules of the game and value of teamwork.