Modified Children’s Church

Updated September 1, 2021
 
We are happy to continue offering in-person Children’s Church for elementary children!  Following the worship service singing, children are dismissed to the foyer to meet the teachers.  The group then goes to the fellowship hall, where Children’s Church is being held for the time being.  Kids sit at tables that are distanced for six-feet spacing. (Siblings share tables.)

There are active games, seated activities, music, and a Bible Story, all with the intention of maintaining space while still creating a happy and inclusive atmosphere.  Indoor activities and games are designed to minimize the chance that children would be within six feet of each other for fifteen minutes or more.  When weather permits, activities are held outside to allow more freedom in movement (and also to give children wearing masks an opportunity for a mask-break if desired). 
 
All snacks are prepackaged for each child to enjoy and hand sanitizer is used before and after eating.  
 
The DAKids leadership team recommends children wearing masks during Children’s Church. The CDC guidance for quarantining after close contact among children is much less restrictive if both the positive case and the close contact were wearing masks properly. For the health of the children and in hopes to protect everyday life for them as much as possible (not having to miss school or activities due to quarantine), we feel that it is worth temporarily having masks again in Children’s Church. The DAKids leaders will be wearing masks during this time, but masking is not required for attendance of Children’s Church.
 
After the morning service, parents head toward the stairs that are next to the bathrooms to pick up their child(ren).
 
On months with five Sundays, we have one Family Sunday, a morning when our elementary kids stay in the full service with us.  Check the calendar to see when the next Family Sunday will be held.
 

Mitigation Reminders

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.  
 
If you have any questions on the protocols or anything else, please email us.