Mountain Chapel partners with parents to ensure that every child can experience God’s love and grow in his or her faith in a safe, fun environment.
ELEMENTARY MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
SUNDAY SCHOOL (4K-5th grade)
Meets from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room on the first floor of the building in the Fireside Room, directly across from the gymnasium. Drop off begins at 9:15 a.m.
CHILDREN’S MOMENT (4K-5th grade)
A brief lesson for kids during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The children are invited to gather at the front of the sanctuary and then dismiss to Children’s Church.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH (4K-5th grade)
Begins after the Children’s Moment in the 10:30 a.m. service. Children are dismissed from the Sanctuary to the Fireside Room. Parents are asked to pick up their child(ren) upon the conclusion of service. Note: Children are welcome to stay in service with their family.
MOUNTAIN CHAPEL KIDS (MCK) SUNDAY NIGHT: KINDNESS CLUB
Meets August - May from 5:00 -6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Dinner is served. K4-5th grade
Most clubs are exclusive. They require the right membership, right connections, and – in the case of clubs kids make up – the right password. But Kindness Club is a club like no other . . . anyone can join! The only requirement for its members is a commitment to be kind to others using the gifts God has given to each of them. Kindness Club members will ask themselves three main questions:
- What do I have?
- Who do I love?
- How can I serve?
By answering these questions, kids will be given a chance to formulate a plan to serve people in their lives and community. But it doesn't end there! The members of the Kindness Club will then complete a “Random Act of Kindness” each meeting!
Childcare is provided for children (infant - 3 years) for parents attending on-campus Sunday Night Bible studies and meetings. Registration is required for childcare.
NURSERY & CHILDCARE MINISTRY
Mountain Chapel is delighted to welcome you and your child into our nursery program. Safe and loving care is provided for children on Sunday Mornings at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. while parents/guardians are attending Sunday School and/or Worship and Sunday evenings during scheduled adult programs.
It is our goal to always provide a loving, Christian atmosphere for all children placed in our care. We hope the following information will acquaint you with our policies (and procedures. If you have any questions or need assistance in any way, please call the church office at 205.822.0020.
STAFF: Both paid and volunteer caregivers staff the church nursery. Mountain Chapel employs workers who promote consistency and security to both parents and children. Parents of nursery age children are encouraged to help once per quarter during the 10:30 a.m. worship service hour. The parent volunteer program allows our parents to experience first-hand how our nursery is operated, as well as provide additional loving arms. We hope that everyone’s cooperation with the following procedures will allow you to relax and enjoy your worship time. If you would like more information, feel free to contact Amanda Joiner, the Director of Discipleship Ministries.
INTRODUCING YOUR CHILD TO THE NURSERY: It is our desire to have happy children in the church nursery. To assure a clean, safe and secure setting, please try to adhere to the following procedures:
- When you arrive at the nursery, complete the sign-in sheet found at the door.
- A paid worker or should greet you and your child at the door. To avoid confusion and for safety reasons, parents are asked not to accompany their child into the room if possible. For babies and toddlers, a hug and a quick departure are usually best.
- Label everything your child brings into the room. Please consider that all pacifiers, bottle, cups and white sweaters look alike. This is the one time when no one likes sharing. Please help us return the proper items to diaper bags and avoid the spread of germs by faithfully labeling all contents.
- 2-4 disposable diapers
- Well-labeled bottles, cups, snacks, pacifiers and juice (children in the 0-9 month nursery will be given only what is sent in their bags unless instructed otherwise by you).
- Extra clothing
If you would like to check on your child, please have another parent or friend look in to give you a full report. This will help avoid upsetting your child unduly.
HEALTH AND SAFETY: Sick children should not be brought to the nursery where illness can spread quickly. Some signs of illness are:
- Unusual fatigue or irritability
- Coughing, sneezing, runny nose or eyes
- Fever in the past 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Inflamed mouth or throat
All toys and equipment are sanitized after each use and every effort is made to limit the passing of germs.
SAFETY: Children will not be released to anyone with whom the nursery staff is unfamiliar. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the nursery staff before leaving your child the first time.
Amanda Joiner, Director of Discipleship Ministries
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