One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left. – Matthew 19:13-15 (NLT)
Kids are important to God so they’re important to us! Good News Kids! is our Sunday morning program for children, an energetic, safe environment for kids to learn about God and the Bible, develop positive relationships, and have fun. We want kids to have a great experience at Good News Bible Chapel!
The Nursery at Good News provides safe and loving care for infants and toddlers up to and including 3 year-olds. Supervision is provided by a co-op of parents and other adults who take turns caring for the children. If your kids benefit from the Nursery, we encourage you to sign up to serve as a volunteer there occasionally. All Nursery leaders and volunteers submit to CORI background checks.
Nursery Hours: The Nursery is open during the 10:45AM Celebration & Growth Service. The volunteers in the Nursery appreciate parents returning to pick up their children promptly after the service as extended baby-sitting is not part of the plan.
The Family Room
Are your kids getting a bit restless during Celebration & Growth Service? Feel free to take them to the Family Room to the left, just outside the Gym doors, off the Upper Lobby. You can watch and listen to the service over a closed circuit TV and not have to worry about disturbing others. All children must be accompanied by a parent in the Family Room.
Good News Kids! @ 10:45AM for children Pre-K – 6th Grade
GNKids! offers an energetic, fun, upbeat experience that your kids will love! Music, drama, stories, crafts, games … there is no shortage of energy each Sunday. Good News Kids! is a safe environment that focuses on your child’s needs. Our approach is relevant, and our creative, age-appropriate lessons are lots of fun.
Good News Kids! is here to partner with parents in teaching your kids about Jesus. Kids in GNKids! learn about the Bible, they learn about building relationships, and most of all they learn that they are loved by God. — Pre-K through 6th grade — to get engaged at GNBC, to meet other kids, and to explore and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.
GNK! classes are taught by teams of experienced volunteer teachers using the “252Basics” curriculum from Think Orange Publishing. Ask a Greeter for more information about getting your children involved in Good News Kids!
Please try to pick up your children as soon as the service ends, as long term long-term baby sitting is not part of the plan. Thanks!
NOTE: All GNK! leaders, teachers, and volunteers submit to CORI background checks.
The Sunday Morning Good News Kids! Schedule…
10:30AM — Starting at 10:30AM in the Upper Lobby kids all check in and then jump right into supervised warm-up activities in the Chapel.
If it’s your first time dropping your child off at Good News Kids!, head to the Check-In Station in the Upper Lobby. The Check-In Team will be be happy to guide you through the brief, free, registration process. It only takes a few minutes to get set up. Safety is our priority! Your child will receive a name badge and you will receive a parent security tag. Returning families stop at the Check-In Station each week to sign-in and print out your child’s name badge and parent security tag.
10:45AM — Then at 10:45AM all the kids Pre-K through 6th grade meet at the Lower Chapel for Praise & Worship, traditional and contemporary Sunday School choruses, Bible memory projects, and a Bible-centered lesson. Then kids go to age-appropriate classes where teams of teachers — using the “252Basics” curriculum from Think Orange Publishing — re-present the Bible lesson and engage the kids in creative, fun projects and conversations about their own faith.
Each week parents get an email from the GNKids! team called “Parent Cue” that’s filled with coaching tips for morning time, drive time, meal time, bed time, and parent time that help the entire family to focus on the lesson of the week.
12:05PM — All students are dismissed to meet with a parent.
Photo Credits: All images for GN Kids & GNBC Nursery by Rachel Spader
VBS – Sonshine In The Park
SSITP is a fantastic outdoor VBS (Vacation Bible School) program for one week each summer in a neighborhood park near the Chapel that attracts area kids and their families. This evening VBS program for the whole family begins at 5:30PM and includes a fast moving and fun activities for kids Pre-K-10 years old. Call the church office at 508 226 2916 or email VBS@gnbc.org for more information. You can register for VBS-SSITP online here at gnbc.org one month before VBS-SSITP begins.