In-Person Children’s Church is back!

 
In-person Children’s Church is available for all preschool and elementary children.  Following the worship service singing, children will be dismissed to the foyer to meet the teachers.  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 indoors except during the snack time.
 
After the morning service, you will need to head toward the stairs that are next to the bathrooms to pick up your child(ren). (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.) You will exit down the hallway and up the far stairway.  
 
We do plan to go outside (to rear of parking lot) for our opening activities whenever the weather permits.  If desired, children can leave their masks on their tables when we go outside.
 

Family Sundays

We hold Family Sundays once every 2-3 months, for two main reasons: (1) to show our DAKids that they are valued, integral members of our church family and (2) to give our Children’s Ministry volunteers the opportunity to be in church all together.  In-person, there will be kids serving as the greeters on a Family Sunday, a song that the kids would know from Children’s Church opening the service, the sermon geared for the whole family, and more.  Families can pick up family worship bins before the service. These bins include clipboards with printables that go with the sermon, craft supplies, and other self-led activities.  Check the church calendar tab 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.  We follow state guidelines; children and volunteers will be wearing masks (except during snack time).
 
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 CDC guidelines.  
 
If you have any questions on the protocols or anything else, please email us at dorseyvillealliancekids@gmail.com.