Kids

Services

Meredith Drive campus Sunday - 9:00 AM | The Bridge campus Sunday - 10:00 AM

Welcome to Kids Ministry

Welcoming and loving each child in Jesus' name, growing with them as Jesus' disciples, and serving others together in His name.

We do this in the midst of a community that sincerely lives out the vows regularly affirmed at baptism, to provide a place where children can grow in Christian friendships, in knowing God's Word, in responding to Jesus as Savior and Lord, and in service to God's world.

Sunday Morning

Meredith Drive Reformed Church believes in the importance of modeling intergenerational praise and worship. We also recognize that children will best learn of the love of Jesus in an age-appropriate setting. To accomplish both, our families begin their time together on Sunday mornings in the worship area.

MEREDITH DRIVE

We welcome your entire family to worship at 9:00 AM; a time of intergenerational praise and worship. At approximately 9:15 AM, children ages 3 years (by 9/15/19) through 5th grade are dismissed to their classes where they experience a large group/small group hour of scripture, Bible story, music, crafts and drama. Nursery is available for infants through 3 years old during the morning worship hour.

9:00 AM - A time of intergenerational praise and worship.

9:15 AM - Children ages 3 years (by 9/15/16) through 5th grade are dismissed to their classes.

THE BRIDGE

We welcome your entire family to worship at 10:00 AM; a time of intergenerational praise and worship. At approximately 10:15 AM, children ages 3 years (by 9/15/19) through 5th grade are dismissed to their classes where they experience a large group/small group hour of scripture, Bible story, music, crafts, and drama. Nursery is available for infants through 3 years old during the morning worship hour.

10:00 AM - A time of intergenerational praise and worship.

10:15 AM - Children ages 3 years (by 9/15/16) through 5th grade are dismissed to their classes.

Wednesday Nights

Meredith Drive Reformed Church offers amazing midweek opportunities on Wednesday nights at our Meredith Drive campus for 1st-5th grade students. Kids will grow in their relationship with Jesus through our age-specific activities and programs. Families are encouraged to bring along neighbors and friends to these fun and interactive evenings.

1st-3rd grade adventure club - 6:45-7:45 PM

Adventure Club is an action-packed hour with games, activities, and awesome Bible lessons! This year students are learning about the Fruits of the Spirit. Our hope is that this growth opportunity is a spark that will ignite a deeper sense of identity, belonging, and mission in each and every child!

4-5th grade salt & light - 6:45-7:45 PM

Salt and Light is geared for 4th and 5th-grade students and aims to inspire wonder and curiosity about who God is in their lives! This year we are deepening our faith in Christ by scripture exploration and "dirty jobs!" Yes, that's right...messy, slimy, muddy, sticky, and dirty jobs! Each week our Salt and Light leaders plan mind-boggling activities to help kids think through real-world realities and their developing faith in Jesus Christ!

Volunteer

Do you love kids and have a desire to make Jesus known to the next generation? Kids Ministry invites you to sign up today for one of our many Sunday morning, Wednesday Night, and Summer volunteer positions.

Do you like to rock babies, read stories, build towers, dress dollies, or play pretend? We need people like you in our nursery. Consider volunteering once every few months on a Sunday morning or bless a family during a holiday worship hour. Do you enjoy interacting with preschool children; helping them color, cut, glue and create? Maybe you'd like telling Bible stories - we provide everything you need! We could use your help in preschool Sunday Kids Connection.

On Sunday mornings we need small group leaders and music leaders, story tellers, and more! Our kids don't need perfection, they only need your passionate love for Jesus to shine through! We also have Wednesday night activities for kids in 1st-5th grade and are always looking for group leaders who will make things fun in the process of sharing Jesus' teachings.

Summer Vacation Bible School, Trunk-or-Treat, and our Easter Treasure Hunt need lots of volunteers to help, from the planning stages and design of the visuals to small group leaders who will shepherd a group of children. Consider helping out at one of our yearly outreach activities. Our Kids Ministry outreach events are a great way to get involved.

Is there something here that makes you think you need to get involved? Contact our Kids Ministry Pastor, Bep Reeves for more information. 

Story Hour with Pastor Bep

Wednesdays, 12:00 PM

Each Wednesday at noon, Kids Ministry will be leading a live story reading for children and families. 

Rocky Railway VBS-Online

Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 10:00 AM
Daily Broadcast
Registration: FREE
Optional Rocky Railway VBS Music CD - $6.00 each

Join us for our alternative Rocky Railway VBS! This year we will offer a fun-filled VBS experience online via Livestream with replay options available. Children and families can watch and participate each day as they are able. Our online VBS will include many of the same "stations" your child might remember from previous years including singing, skits, Bible story time, and Imagination Station. 

Each child who signs up will receive a ready-made Rocky Railway activity kit personally created by our Kids Ministry team. The kits will include a majority of the supplies needed for the daily activities. Larger objects such as a bucket or a cardboard box will need to be provided by families. As a small blessing to our Kids Ministry friends and families we will provide the kits free of charge.

Families will need to pick up VBS kits from The Bridge campus (10025 NW 62nd Ave) during one of the following curbside pick-up options: Thursday, July 9 from 5:30-7:00 PM or Sunday, July 12 from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM. 
Register Today

Netflix Watch Party - Christopher Robin

Sign up to join us for our online MOVIE NIGHT on Wednesday, July 29th.  Kids Ministry will be showing Disney's Christopher Robin at 6:30pm using the Netflix Party extension.

Using a computer and your Netflix account, you can watch with us online from the comfort of your own home, but still be able to "chat" with friends before and during the movie!

*Register by July 27th to ensure that your family receives a free movie bucket filled with goodies and a fun family guide to enjoy during the movie!

 **No Netflix?  No Computer? Not available that day? No problem. Sign up anyway.  We will still deliver you the movie night goodies, including a family guide if you register before July 27th.**

Register Today!

Engage

Mondays and Thursdays

Look here every Monday for new Engage activities that contain a short, 60 second Bible story video along with the Engage activity grid. We encourage children to select a choice-based learning opportunity to further engage in the Bible story from the options given in the grid.

Perhaps your child will find one favorite learning activity to join in every day, or maybe they will try out a different one each day! Let them be creative, think, and process the Bible story just as God made them to do so. There is a range of activities that will reach various ages and learning styles.

We would LOVE to see how your children engage the Word of God in these ways at home! We invite you to upload pictures and videos of their learning and activities each day to our Bridge campus and Meredith Drive campus Facebook pages! *

Please note if you choose to upload images/videos of your children, they will be public. This is one way our children can have a connection point with their friends and community from church!

Google Drive Link to Engage Activities

Gospel Project Lessons at Home

Sundays, 9:00 AM, Meredith Drive
Sundays, 10:00 AM, The Bridge

Each Sunday, our Kids Ministry coordinators will send the weekly Gospel Project lesson plan, coordinating Bible story video, and suggested weekly lesson activities to families via Google Drive. We encourage families to watch the Livestream church service together and participate in the weekly Kids Connection lesson together as they are able.



Kids Connection

Kids Ministry Volunteers - We want YOU!

Kids Ministry invites you to be part of investing in the next generation for Christ by serving in our Sunday Kids Connection classrooms. Lessons are prepped for you and volunteers serve in pairs for added support. If you feel God nudging you to help please sign up now.

Volunteer for Sunday morning Kids Connection

Meredith Drive – Pre K - Kindergarten (Early Childhood)
Meredith Drive – 1st - 5th grade (Elementary)
The Bridge – Pre K - Kindergarten (Early Childhood)
The Bridge – 1st - 5th grade (Elementary)
VOLUNTEER NOW!

Parent Resources

PARENT GUIDES

Our parenting guides contain helpful information about Meredith Drive Reformed Church's Kids Ministry. Each guide is campus specific and contains information on everything from our Mission and Vision to room assignments.

Meredith Drive Handbook The Bridge Handbook

PARENT FAQs