Children’s Church is Back!

 

In-person Children’s Church has returned to Sunday mornings! 

  • Virtual lessons will continue to be posted for those who still prefer to participate online.  
  • First Sundays of the month will remain Family Sundays for the time being; families will be provided activity bags, and the sound of children in our services is welcomed. 

 

On second through fifth Sundays of every month, in-person Children’s Church will be held for kids from preschool through fifth grade.  (We welcome sixth graders who would like to serve as helpers.)  Following the worship service singing, children will be dismissed to the foyer to meet the teachers.  (If your child has not attended Children’s Church with us in the past, you will be asked to fill out a quick paper with contact information at this time.) The group will then go to the fellowship hall, where Children’s Church is being held for the time being.  Each sibling group will share a table and art supplies.  There will be active games, seated activities, music, and a Bible Story, all with the intention of maintaining personal space while still creating a happy atmosphere.  In addition, snacks will be prepackaged for each child to enjoy at their individual tables and hand sanitizer will be used before and after eating.  Masks will be worn except during the snack time and outdoor play.

After the morning service, you will need to head toward the stairs that are next to the bathrooms to pick up your child(ren).  You will exit down the hallway and up the far stairway.
 
We do plan to go outside (parsonage backyard) for our closing activities whenever the weather permits, in which case you would be told at the conclusion of the service to pick up your child(ren) outside.
 
As a reminder, if your child is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever/chills, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, congestion, new loss of taste/smell), please keep your child at home.  We follow state guidelines; children and volunteers will be wearing masks (except during snack time and outdoor play).

Please know that while we are doing our best to maintain distancing between children, kids will be kids.  Rather than seeking perfect adherence of all children at all times to the six feet spacing recommendation, we are focusing on keeping activities moving and spread out so that there is not more than an accumulated 15 minutes of any two unrelated children being within six feet of each other, per the latest CDC guidelines.  Wearing masks provides us with this flexibility, and we are incredibly proud of the kids for adapting so well.

 
If you have any questions on the protocols or anything else, please email us at dorseyvillealliancekids@gmail.com.