Hiland’s Child Protection Policy

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Hiland is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for children as they learn and grow in faith. We offer many opportunities for kids to learn about God’s ultimate love such as Children and Worship, the Easter Egg Hunt, “Advent”ture, Vacation Bible School, and the annual Children’s Christmas program. For the family, we offer events like movie night. To learn more about specific future activities, contact Linda Davis, Director of Children’s Ministries.


SOMA Practice Songs:

Click the link below to play an audio file of the songs the SOMA children will sing at worship on the Sunday following each 4-week session.

October 22nd – The Body

December 3rd – How Beautiful




Children and Worship (September – May) – Using colorful underlays and hand made wooden figures, we tell the Bible stories in a peaceful atmosphere. Children 3 years old – 3rd grade ( 3-year-olds must currently be attending a preschool program) leave the Sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon to go upstairs to the Worship Room which is above the Library. In the Worship Room we walk more slowly and talk more softly because someone might be talking to God and we don’t want to disturb them. We have a Worship Leader and a Greeter in the Worship Room. The Worship Leader tells the stories. The Greeter welcomes the children and helps them during response time. Children respond to the Bible story using art and craft materials. We sing and pray to create a worship atmosphere.

Other worship news:

  • Children in fourth grade and up should remain in the Sanctuary with their families.
  • Our ultimate goal with Children & Worship is to prepare our children to fully participate in the worship service. All children, therefore are always welcome in worship.
  • There will be no Children & Worship on the first Sunday of the month so that children can join their families for communion.


SOMA Is Coming this Fall!

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SOMA website teaser