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.

 

“Let’s Grow” Lenten Series 

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and {people}” Luke 2:52

During our Lenten series, children 3 years old through 5th grade will hear Bible stories that remind us that we are all God’s children. They will play some games, make crafts, do some fun activities, and learn music to be shared on Palm Sunday. We are all invited to know Him, love Him and share His truth with others.

Our mission effort this year will be one of the World Vision life-saving, life changing opportunities for the health and well-being of the family. Children will choose between a few of the many options to help improve the desperate needs of the under-privileged.

We will meet beginning March 8th at 4:30 PM and continue each Wednesday until April 12th excluding March 15th for the Consignment Sale. We meet until 6:00 PM and then we join families in Fellowship Hall for a family-friendly meal. At 6:30 PM we clean up and head home. Children will sing at the 9:30 AM worship service on Palm Sunday, April 9th. We will learn the song during our “Let’s Grow” time together. Our last meeting will be April 12th, the Wednesday following Palm Sunday to wrap up our Lenten series.

 

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.