Children’s Ministry at Pines
You will experience dedicated and loving Christian adults who volunteer their time, energy and talent every week to teach children about God’s great love. Our volunteers have been screened and trained.
Pines Kids exists…
To make God’s great love for His children known to the youngest members of our community.
To come alongside and assist parents in the privilege of loving, caring for, teaching and training our children
to come to know and follow Jesus.
To encourage the entire congregation to be involved in the life of our children in numerous ways including prayer,
baptism, volunteering and developing genuine relationships.
To help our children flourish in their discipleship by engaging in the life of their church and in weekly worship service.
To prepare and equip our children to love and serve the world around them.
Living room bible stories during the season of Advent
Each Living Room looks very similar, but not identical; watch the Christmas tree each week and see
how it is transformed.
The white board on the living room wall will let you know what week it is as it invites participants to click on the candle on the fireplace mantle first. This candle will open up to a video of a bible story that will shape the theme and activities for that week. These weekly stories come from Young Children and Worship by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman, with each story building on the previous one as we travel on our way to Bethlehem.
After hearing the story people can then click randomly around the room. The nativity set will reveal daily devotions making use of scripture and/or the Spark Story Bible with additional prayers and wondering questions. A musical instrument opens up to a a new song and papers on the floor will reveal the words to lengthier songs for everyone to sing along. The mixing bowl on the table will take you to recipe for the travellers that week, and the cup with pencil crayons offer up a fun craft. And finally the window over the couch takes everyone outside for an adventure together
Week 1 - November 29, 2020
Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:15 A.M. Using scripture and story with practical applications help us establish our faith on a more solid and life affirming foundation. Join the class by contacting Pastor Andy.
FAMILY-STYLE Sunday School
Classes for children at 9:15am on Sunday mornings in W-12.
This is our last week of Compassion.
Sunday, November 29th
Church-wide Service Project. See details
Sunday School in December
Learning and activities for the Advent Season.
See Flyer with the full listing of Fall Classes and descriptions:
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Join Pastor Cindy online each week.
Children are encouraged to participate in the life of the church even while we maintain physical distancing for safety purposes. Engage your children in worship and other faithful family activities from home!
Worship with us Sunday mornings online at 10:45 AM.
Third Grade Bibles – Every fall, the 3rd grade children receive a New Living Translation Bible written especially for kids, presented during a special worship service dedication. The children’s Prayer Pals are invited to be part of the day and offer a chosen scripture verse that is meaningful to both giver and recipient.
Family Advent Night – This is always a warm and wonderful, intergenerational event! The children and youth practice an Advent Play on Sundays for several weeks leading up to Thanksgiving week. On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, all are invited to have a delicious meal and watch a meaningful and fun play unfold to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the beginning of the Advent Season. We finish the evening with an outdoor Christmas Tree lighting while singing carols and eating cookies.
Christmas Gift Workshop – In December, children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited to participate in this annual Pines tradition that families love! Adult volunteers guide and assist children in making homemade gifts for their parents and grandparents at a variety of stations. All supplies are provided and the children always leave feeling excited about having something to give to their loved ones on Christmas Day.
Go Texan Day – In March, we have one Sunday where everyone is invited to come to church in their Texan finest! After the 10:45 service, our whole community is invited to a tasty lunch. Pony rides, a petting zoo, and a bounce house are available for our children to enjoy!
Easter Egg Hunt – On Easter Sunday, children bring an empty Easter basket to church and participate in an egg hunt between worship services on our two beautiful and spacious playgrounds. With simple rules that encourage the active use of Christian values such as helping others and doing what is right, the children enjoy fun and fellowship with one another. The eggs are filled with candy and Easter-themed treats!
Vacation Bible School – Every summer, usually in June, Pines is transformed into a vibrant and joy-filled environment to match the theme of that year’s chosen Vacation Bible School program. Running for one week, children are taught a Bible point each day and learn about God and Jesus in a warm and loving environment from the many amazing youth and adult volunteers who give of their time to serve our children. Registration takes place a few months before the event and all children ages 4 (and potty-trained) through the end of 5th grade are invited to participate.