ADVENT KIDS

Experiences for children to explore faith by connecting to God and others.

At Advent, we believe faith development happens at all ages. Our Mission is:

  • Love God.
  • Love Others.
  • Go Share.

Sunday Morning LifeGroups

LifeGroups are one way we help children connect to each other and to God, to build their faith foundation. We meet to learn God’s story and to respond to God’s word through story, song, games, crafts, laughter, and discussion.

Each class has a sign indicating the grade or age level. Please let the teachers know of any allergies or special concerns. We are an inclusive congregation and will work with you to accommodate any special learning needs your child might have. We encourage parents to partner with our classes by serving in the classroom as a lead or assisting in the lesson time.

Checking in Your Child on Sunday Mornings: We use an electronic check-in system for your child’s safety. Please check-in all children using the system and be sure to keep your parent pick-up tag.

SUNDAYS @ 9:00am

Who: K3 – 5th grade

Where: The Zone, Education Building

What: Large group is a time of Kids’ Worship through teaching, singing, games, crafts, and LifeGroup time.

SUNDAYS @ 10:30am

Who: K3 – 5th grade

Where: The Zone, Education Building

What:  Large group is a time of Kids’ Worship through teaching, singing, games, crafts, and LifeGroup time.

 LifeGroups meet September – May.

NURSERY CARE

Ministry care for children 6 weeks - 2 years

Nursery care is provided for babies 6 weeks through 2 years on Sunday Mornings in the Education Building. Nursery Care is available every Sunday for all worship services. Our young babies and toddlers are lovingly cared for by fully trained caregivers. We consider our Nursery at Advent not to be childcare, but to be a ministry both to the child and the parent.

Nursery Requirements

  • All bags must be labeled with the child’s name.
  • We ask parents not bring food into the nursery due to the risk of food allergies (bottles of formula or breastmilk are acceptable).
  • If a snack is needed, we provide Cheerios, Goldfish and water.
  • If your child is potty training or potty trained, please make sure you bring a change of clothes, just in case!
  • Please let the nursery staff know of any special needs your child might have. We will do our best to accommodate them.
  • We ask that only well children attend nursery.
  • Due to COVID-19, our current practice is to take the forehead temperature of children in nursery care.

Midweek at Advent

We believe in experiencing faith beyond Sunday mornings. Therefore, we prioritize Midweek at Advent as another formative faith experience for children. Children, in age-based groups, will rotate stations traveling to an art room, music room, Bible room, and game room.

Who: K3 – 5th Grade, Nursery available for children 6 weeks – 2 years old.
When: Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm from September to May
Where: Education Building

Cub Scouts

Does your child like fun and adventure? Do they have a curious mind? Do they like the outdoors? We have a great program for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Our program is run by an enthusiastic group of parent volunteers who organize a variety of fun activities throughout the year.  Our Pack is over 75 Cub Scouts strong!

Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program that instills values such as citizenship, teamwork, honesty, respect, responsibility, and fitness while being a lot of fun! The philosophy of the Pack at Advent is that scouting is fun!

Our Pack’s activities commonly include camping, hiking, fishing, fire station tours, an overnight trip on the Yorktown, bowling and participating in the Simpsonville Christmas parade. A highlight each year is the Pine Wood Derby which involves designing, building and racing model cars on a track.

Cub Scout den meetings are divided into single-gender Scout dens of 4 to 12 scouts who meet weekly at Advent with their parents and two den leaders.

Pack meetings are held monthly. These meetings include all dens, their parents and leaders, and typically have 75 to 100 people in attendance.

We have modest dues to pay for most pack activities, including awards, derbies, and other activities and outings. Some dens might have additional small fees to cover materials used in Den meetings. There are additional fees for special programs such as sleepovers and sports nights. We have voluntary fund-raising activities such as selling camp cards and the scouting popcorn sale.

We want the boys to have a great time while teaching them something along the way. We also believe that an important part of scouting is giving back to the community, through community service projects.

For more information or to join, contact [email protected].

Safe Sanctuary

We provide Safe Sanctuary training and do background checks on all those who are in ministry with our children. Please contact the church office for further information.

GET CONNECTED

What does Advent have for you and your kids?

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