Welcome to Children’s Ministry!
Holy Cross values families in worship together but understands the need for kids to have time to explore and learn in their own way, too! Our weekly experiences and seasonal programming offer lots of opportunities for kids and families to grow in faith together.
Sunday School (Birth – 5th Grade)
Sundays, 9:45 am to 10:30 am
Each week, kids will explore a different event from God’s Word to discover what God has done for his people and what He is still doing today! Every session ends with a hands-on project which allows kids to express their faith in a fun and practical way.
Kids’ Praise (Ages 3 – 11)
Sundays, during 11 am Service
We believe that worship is for families! That’s why the 11 am service is designed with families in mind. Families worship together through the first part of the service, singing & praising Jesus together. Then, just before the sermon, kids age 3 through 11 are released with their leaders for a special time of worship designed with kids in mind. You’ll hear a special message and engage in age-appropriate and fun activities to bring the concepts discussed to life. Kids return to the sanctuary to be reunited with their parents just before the celebration of Holy Communion. New to Holy Cross? Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their kids to see what Kids’ Praise is all about!
(Families with kids 3 and under)
We know that worship with a toddler can be a challenge! Parents who feel they must step out of the sanctuary to meet the needs of their child during worship are welcome to head just across the hall to comfort of a special room where you can soothe your child, meet his or her needs, and still be able to hear all that is going on in worship.
Wild Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm
(Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
On Wednesday evenings, kids get a chance to further explore the Sunday School lesson for the week and have fun with new friends! Wild Wednesday is our midweek children’s program, which runs concurrently with activities and programs for adults. After a short opening, kids get to choose their activities for the night! Soccer is always an option, but other options include things like gardening, computer time, music, gym time, arts & crafts, and more! A snack is also served each night. New to Holy Cross? Check in at the Castle Room adjacent to the Community Center entrance to get started.
Summer Camp (June-July: Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
Our weekly summer camps are open to children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. VBS is one of those weeks each year and allows for children in preschool and out of diapers to also attend (that week only). Each week offers an exciting new opportunity to learn something new, have fun, and make new friends! Camps run from 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday, and include a lunch each day at 11:30 am. Siblings of campers who are under 18 are invited to join us for lunch when they are accompanied by an adult. Please visit our summer camp page for the most up-to-date information and to sign up.