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Family ministry

Sunday mornings

NURSERY CARE

Childcare is available during all services for children ages kindergarten and younger.

8:45am

  • Infants through 2 year olds (Little Lambs): First Floor

    Room 102: Check-in for infants
    Room 107: Check-in for all toddlers
    Room 103: Check-in for Little Lambs (2 years old by 9/30/19)

  • 3 through Kindergarten
    Room 223: Check-in for 3 and 4 year olds (Little Lions and Little Deer)
    Room 204: 5 year olds and kindergarten—Begin in the worship service with family, exit during noisy offering to Room 204 for childcare (Little Eagles and Kindergarten)
    Parents must check-in and receive their child’s name tag in the Parlor prior to the service.

  • 1st through 6th grades
    Attend worship service with their family


10:00 am: Sunday school hour

September 8 is kickoff Sunday, when Sunday school for 2 year olds through adults begins! We can’t wait to see you on September 8,

How it works: Teachers will be ready to receive children into their classrooms at 9:50 a.m. We ask that you pick up your elementary aged children no later than 11:05am. Some of our Family Ministry volunteers attend the later service and need time to clean up and make it to the sanctuary on time.

  • Infants through 2 year olds (Little Lambs): First Floor
    Room 102: Check-in for infants
    Room 107: Check-in for Toddler 1 (early walkers)
    Room 122 : Check-in for Toddler 2 (older walkers)
    Room 105: Check-in for Little Lambs 1 (2 years old by 9/30/19)
    Room 103: Check-in for Little Lambs 2 (2 years old by 9/30/19)

  • 3 through Kindergarten
    Room 223: Check-in for Little Lions (younger 3 year olds)
    Room 204: Check-in for Little Deer (older 3 year olds, younger 4 year olds)
    Room 202: Check-in for Little Eagles (older 4 year olds, young 5 year olds)
    Room 221: Kindergarten A
    Room 220: Kindergarten B (if you are new with us, please drop your kindergarten student in Kindergarten B)

  • 1st through 6th grades
    Room 201: First Grade
    Room 207: Second Grade
    Room 218: Third Grade
    Room 227: Fourth Grade
    Basement: Club 56 (Fifth and Sixth Grade Students)

We take the responsibility of caring for your children while they are at Third very seriously. We strive to create a nurturing environment of safety and security.

• SAFETY •
We take the security of our classrooms seriously. All of our volunteers and paid childcare staff are background checked.

• WIGGLE ROOM  •
A Wiggle Room is available if you need to leave the service with your little one. You’ll be able to watch the service via streaming. The room is located in Room 129. Exit through the back of the sanctuary, cross the courtyard, enter the double doors, and it is the first door on the right.

• CLEAN •
We clean our nurseries every week before they are used, and conduct a thorough deep clean of each classroom on a monthly basis.

• ALLERGY-CONSCIOUS •
Please note allergies on the sign-in sheet (and tell the teacher). We only serve Cheddar Goldfish as snacks for toddler classes and above.

We want to help… we know it’s confusing!

If you have questions or need help navigating your first Sunday here, please reach out at any time to Kathy for infants through kindergarten or Tracie for 1st-6th grade. 


11:15am

  • Infants through 2 year olds (Little Lambs): First Floor

    Room 102: Check-in for infants
    Room 107: Check-in for all toddlers
    Room 103: Check-in for Little Lambs (2 years old by 9/30/19)

  • 3 through Kindergarten
    Room 223: Check-in for all children ages 3 through kindergarten

  • 1st through 6th grades
    Attend worship service with their family


Want to help? Our nurseries and Sunday schools couldn’t run without the support of our church family. If you would like to serve with us, we have opportunities for regular volunteering or a couple times a year. Please get in touch with Tracie or Kathy to find out more and how you can serve with our team.

Register with us! If you’ve been at Third regularly, filling out our family registration form greatly helps us know you and your kids! Find it here.


OUR CURRICULUM:

Children ages 2 through 6th grade are taught by teams of volunteers who use the Tru curriculum by David C. Cook. This curriculum empowers the family to be the primary spiritual teacher and includes a weekly parent page emailed to families. The parent page previews the following Sunday’s lesson and includes a blessing for the family. We encourage families to use this parent page to spend time together in God's word each week. Ministry essentials for this curriculum include the following:

  • Scripture as authority

  • God’s ENTIRE story - from Genesis to Revelation, lessons share the good news of redemption through Jesus

  • God is central

If you would like to receive the weekly parent email, contact Tracie Meadows or Kathy White with your child’s name and age or grade or fill out this online form so we can add you to our church database.