Harvest Kids

INFANTS - GRADE 5 
Sundays @ 9 & 10:30 AM

Ministry Contact: Terry Cox

Harvest Kids is our Sunday morning children's program. It is designed to be safe, fun, and form faith in children.  First-time guests and weekly students are welcomed and introduced to God's word through scripture readings, story time, song, and interactive play.  Our goal is to partner with your family as you raise your children or grandchildren to be people who love God and love others.

First time at Harvest Kids: When you arrive, you will find a designated check-in location at either end of the building in the East and West Wings. Helpers will teach you about our check-in station, collect necessary information, and help you find the Harvest Kids classrooms. 

Preschool (infants - VPK): Meet in the West Wing @ 9 & 10:30 AM. The Nursery/Preschool environment is a safe & special place filled with love, laughter, and learning. We believe that children are a gift from God and can experience and learn about God's love right from the start. Your child will receive professional care from a staff of background-screened and trained caregivers.

In our preschool program, we want our students to learn these three truths:
-          God made me.
-          God loves me.
-          Jesus wants to be my friend, forever. 

Elementary (K-Grade 5): Meet in the East Wing. At 9 AM we meet as one large group (K-5). At 10:30 AM we begin and end in small groups (grade specific). Small groups are led by consistent leaders who have been background-screened and trained. In small groups we play, create, and learn together about a new Big Idea each month.  We gather together as a large group (K-5) to experience the Bible story in a fun and creative way.

Snacks are served in each classroom at the beginning of class: animal crackers, pretzels, and occasional special treats.  Please make us aware at check-in of any food allergies that your child has.

Illness: Please keep your child at home or with you in worship if s/he has a fever or is experiencing new symptoms that could indicate something contagious.

Big Idea: Every month we focus on a new characteristic of God that God puts inside of us to change the world around us. All month long we learn skills to take home to share our new skills with others. 

When our Elementary students leave our program, we want them to know these three truths:
-          I can trust God no matter what.
-          I need to make the wise choice.
-          I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Communion

Children are welcome to participate in communion in Sunday morning worship at Harvest. Accompanied by a leader to and from the worship center, they will receive communion along with the rest of the congregation and will be guided back to their classroom for pick-up at the end of worship. If you prefer that your children not participate in communion, please let their classroom leaders know.  

Mission

We want our younger members to know that God is using them right now, as they are, to help and serve others. No matter how big or small or rich or poor, God uses us to do the work of the church. 

For the year 2019 Harvest Kids will be doing a combination of hands-on projects outside Harvest and in-class projects too. There are opportunities for kids of all ages and their families to participate.

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Harvest United Methodist Church is located at
14305 Covenant Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202