Sunday Service ONLINE ONLY. No In Person Service

In Person

Online

KID CITY is a safe, fun and exciting environment for your kids to learn about God’s love for them and grow in relationship with God and one another. We have incredible volunteers that love kids and desire to help them come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Come and see!
We are excited to continue to offer Kids Messages online every week! We understand life gets busy, and we want to make it as easy as possible for kids to stay connected and not miss any of their Bible stories.

Downtown
(Birth – 3 years)

Our goal is for Downtown to be a clean, safe and fun environment for little ones to establish the foundation of their faith in Jesus and know that church is a joyful place to come to with their family.
Downtown meets in the Upper Room of our Ministry Building.

Midtown
(Pre-K – 1st Grade)

These kids are hands-on learners! Our Midtown group joins in with Uptown for a large group Bible story teaching, and then breaks into small group for games, crafts and other activities that help them apply the story to their lives.
Midtown meets on the Main Floor of our Ministry Building.

Uptown
Uptown (2nd – 5th Grade)

In Uptown, our young students experience God’s love through an engaging Bible story teaching and small group time with their peers with Bible study time, and age appropriate games and activities.
Uptown meets on the Main Floor of our Ministry Building.

What to Expect

Check-In

- We encourage you to arrive early on Sundays to have enough time to go through the check-in process, that way you don’t miss any of the worship service. Our check-in desk is just inside the entrance of our Ministry Building.
- When you arrive on Sunday morning, prior to checking in your children to our ministry, you will be asked 3 brief screening questions:
1. Have your children in the past 7 days experienced a fever of 100.4 or higher?
2. Have your children in the past 7 days experienced a cough?
3. Have your children in the past 7 days experienced shortness of breath?
- If you can answer YES to any of the above, your children may not enter our ministry as this time. However, you are welcome to come back next week!
- If you can answer NO to all of the above, one of our team members will check your child's temperature with a no-contact forehead thermometer.
- If your child has a temperature of 100.4 (what the CDC constitutes as a fever) or higher, your children may not enter our ministry at this time. However, you are welcome to come back next week!
- After screening and temperature checks, you will proceed to the check-in desk to get name tags for your children. One of our check-in team members will assist you to minimize contact on the equipment.

Downtown (Birth - 3 years)

- Volunteers serving with this age group will be wearing masks.
- Volunteers will have their temperatures checked prior to serving and those with temperatures at or above 100.4 will be asked to worship from home.
- After play, toys will be removed and stored until they are cleaned after service.
- Hard surfaces toys (plastic, vinyl, etc.) will be sanitized with disinfectant.
- Fabric toys, baby swings, etc., will be laundered.
- Tables, furniture, gates, separators will be cleaned intermittently during service, in between services, and/or whenever necessary.
- Regular sanitizing breaks for kids and volunteers will be taken to use hand sanitizer and/or baby wipes and whenever necessary such as after touching faces, coughing, or sneezing.
- Packaged snacks (Goldfish and Cheerios) and small water bottles will be available for your children. Please, no outside food due to allergies. Bottles are okay.

Midtown (Pre-K - 1st Grade) & Uptown (2nd - 5th Grade)

- Volunteers serving with this age group will be wearing masks.
- Volunteers will have their temperatures checked prior to serving and those with temperatures at or above 100.4 will be asked to worship from home.
- Children 5 years and up are encouraged to wear masks.
- Regular sanitizing breaks for kids and volunteers will be taken and whenever necessary such as after touching faces, coughing or sneezing.
- Tables, toys, and other surfaces will be cleaned intermittently during service, in between services, and/or whenever necessary.
- Water bottles will be available for your children. Please, no outside food due to allergies.

Security

- It is Hope City’s policy that an adult is NEVER to be alone with a child. We follow the 3 Person Rule = 2 leaders with 1 child.
- Our Kids Ministry team members and Security team members regularly communicate about when children need to use the restroom, when a parent needs to be paged, etc.
- If your child needs you at any point during service, your tag number (series of numbers & letters) will be shown on the screen during service. Please check your tag number if you ever see one on the screen.

Restroom Policy

- It is encouraged that parents take their children to the restroom prior to entering service or dropping their children off in the children’s ministry classroom.
- Hope City’s policy is NOT to physically assist children in the restroom (no undressing, wiping or redressing).
- If a child needs assistance with using the restroom, the parent will be paged in service.
- Kids Ministry team member will wait outside the door for the child to finish, being assisted with words if necessary.
- Kids Ministry team member will instruct the children to wash their hands when finished.

"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" - Matthew 19:14 

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