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.

 

Vacation Bible School 2017

VBS 2017 logoWelcome to Maker Fun Factory, the Vacation Bible School where kids 3-years old through 4th grade learn they were created by God and built for a purpose. This amazing adventure will help kids deepen their faith by discovering that our loving God made each of us! This VBS program will ground kids in the solid foundation of Jesus’ love, a love that gives our lives incredible purpose. Kids will be in multi-age groups so we can nurture and grow each child as they learn from one another. We will have Sound Wave Sing & Play, Bible Discovery, Imagination Station and Game Makers. Our preschoolers will have their own separate station where they will learn in a dedicated space built just for them.

There will be a family-friendly meal at 5:30 PM and then we meet at 6 PM in the Sanctuary for some energetic music to get us started for the night. Kids will then move in crews to the various stations. Each crew will consist of two leaders and up to 10-12 kids. All leaders will have Child Abuse and Criminal background checks. The night concludes at 8:30PM in the Sanctuary with uplifting music and announcements.

Our mission effort will be collecting donations to help fund the digging and plumbing of clean water wells for jungle villages in Peru lacking access to clean safe water for Operation Kid-to-Kid.

The fee is $5 per child up to $10 per family. VBS runs 5:30-8:30 PM June 12-15 with a closing ceremony at 7 PM on June 16th. Register your child(ren) here.

 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

Treehouse (September – May):

At Treehouse we help others, learn about the needs of others and ourselves, and grow as we put our faith into action. We do mission projects for the whole family. We brainstorm to see where the needs of our community lie and pray for our community and ourselves as we share personal and public prayer requests. Treehouse meets in the Library after worship. That is home base. We may move to another location or stay and work together on a project. With your help we can create a list of mission-minded activities that are built for the family and the entire body of church. Join us beginning September 18th. Check out and LIKE our new Facebook page- Hiland Treehouse.

Worship: (September – May)

Children and Worship – 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.