CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Birth-5th Grade

We are deeply committed to the spiritual development of children.  We offer a variety of ways for children to grow in their love for God, their service to others, and their friendships with other children, parents, and leaders in a fun and dynamic way that is God centered and Jesus focused.  Visitors are always welcome to join us!

BUFFALO GROVE CAMPUS...
Usually during our 9:00am service, we offer Sunday School for preschool-12th grade, as well as childcare for infants and toddlers.  
Our Nursery is available for families to use together on their own during our 10:30am service.
DEERFIELD CAMPUS...
Usually during our 10:00am service, children who are preschool aged through 5th grade begin in the worship service with their family, then are dismissed to Sunday School.

Children and youth are welcome to join their families for the worship services in the Sanctuary at either campus any time.  It's SO IMPORTANT for kids to learn how to be in the service.  Books and coloring activities will be available.
Check out this article about why.

We also offer online Sunday School lesson resources below, in our Kingswood Parents Facebook Group, and on our app.  

Sunday School and Parent Resources

FEBRUARY  THEME
Whether it’s a rocket car powered by soda and mints or a tornado in a water bottle, there’s so much in our world that can fill us with awe. The world of STEM is full of things that look like little miracles, but they’re nothing compared to the miracles God can perform. In this series, kids will take a look at some of the miracles that Jesus performed during his ministry. Through stories showing the power of Jesus, they’ll no doubt go, Wow! Jesus has the power to heal, to calm our fears, to provide, and to save.

SCHOOL YA UP!
Check out our latest Sunday School lesson video and see what we're learning about.
THINK ABOUT IT!
Read this week's scripture and talk as a family.  Use these conversation starters to get the discussion going. 
BUFFALO GROVE CAMPUS
Children's  Sunday  School...9:00am most Sundays 
At 9:00am, the Nursery team is ready to take care of babies and learn alongside preschoolers up through 4 years old.
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students start out together and then break off into classrooms of K-2 and 3-5.
**The Nursery is open for families to use together on their own during our 10:30am service.**

2nd  Sunday of Each Month
The 2nd Sunday of each month, children begin in the Sanctuary with their family, then head to Sunday School with teachers after the Children's Sermon.

Periodically...
On occasion, we will not have Sunday School at the Buffalo Grove campus, in order to give families a chance to worship together.  It's SO IMPORTANT for kids to learn how to be in the service.  Books and coloring activities will be available.

Check out this article about why.
February 4
Kids will be amazed by the story of Jesus calming the storm.
BIG IDEA:  Wow! Jesus has the power to calm our fears
BIBLE:  Luke 8:22-25

February 11...Mardi Gras Sunday!
NO Sunday School.  The Nursery will operate as usual.
Kids are invited to worship with their families and enjoy the fun Dixieland music that will enhance the service.  Mardi Gras activity bags will be available to use!

February 18
Kids will be amazed by the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand.
BIG IDEA:  Wow!  Jesus has the power to provide.
BIBLE:  John 6:1-15

February 25
Kids will be amazed by the story of Jesus walking on water.
BIG IDEA:  Wow!  Jesus has the power to save.
BIBLE:  Matthew 14:22-36
DEERFIELD CAMPUS
Children's  Sunday  School...10:00am most Sundays 
At 10:00am, children who are preschool aged through 5th grade begin in the Sanctuary with their family, then are dismissed to Sunday School after the opening prayer.  

Periodically...
On occasion, we will not have Sunday School at the Deerfield campus, in order to give families a chance to worship together.  It's SO IMPORTANT for kids to learn how to be in the service.  Books and coloring activities will be available.

Check out this article about why.
February 4
Kids will be amazed by the story of Jesus calming the storm.
BIG IDEA:  Wow! Jesus has the power to calm our fears
BIBLE:  Luke 8:22-25

February 11...Mardi Gras Sunday!
Kids will hear some Dixieland music at the beginning of worship, before heading to Sunday School for a Mardi Gras party

February 18
Kids will be amazed by the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand.
BIG IDEA:  Wow!  Jesus has the power to provide.
BIBLE:  John 6:1-15

February 25
Kids will be amazed by the story of Jesus walking on water.
BIG IDEA:  Wow!  Jesus has the power to save.
BIBLE:  Matthew 14:22-36

What's Happening Outside of Sunday School?!

(all events open to children and families from BOTH campuses!)

CLUB 45...and...3RD GRADE GOD SQUAD
Club 45 is our 4th and 5th grade fellowship that meets once or twice a month at our Buffalo Grove campus during the school year, on Sunday evenings from 5pm-7pm for dinner, lessons, and fun fellowship games.  
$3 per evening.*
NEW THIS YEAR!!...3rd Grade God Squad!  We've started a group for our 3rd graders.  Same time, same place.

We have a theme this year...Journey of Faith, based on Hebrews 11:1.

For the rest of this school year, we'll be meeting February 25, March 17, April 7 and April 21.
Sign-up HERE.

*Scholarship money available!!!  Just reach out to Miss Jenn.

LENT
Ash Wednesday begins our Lenten season on Wednesday, February 14. Holy Week will be Palm Sunday (March 24) through Easter (March 31). Reach out to Miss Jenn to get a Lenten activity for your family to do together for the 40 days of Lent.
CHICAGO WOLVES  FAITH and FELLOWSHIP NIGHT!
Grab the family and come on out to watch the Wolves play the Rockford Ice Hogs on Saturday, March 9 @ 7:00pm.  It's Faith and Fellowship night, so we'll sit as a church family and cheer together.  
Each family can purchase their own tickets HERE!

Children and Youth Choirs

Our Buffalo Grove campus Children's Bell/Chime/Xylophone Choir (preschool-5th grade) and our Youth Praise Band (4th-12th grade) have started up again for the school year.  
Children will practice twice a month during 9:00am Sunday School.
Youth will practice twice a month from 10:00am-11:00am

If you're interested in joining us, please give us some information HERE!
Questions?  Please contact Miss Jenn or Felicia Patton.


Looking for one-on-one piano lessons?  Contact our Organist, Dr. Michael Fritsch.
Looking for one-on-one voice, guitar or other lessons?  Contact our Minister of Music, Felicia Patton.

Parent Tips & Tricks

YOU are rocking this parent gig, we know!  But just in case you're wondering, check out thisparent resource for all kinds of GREAT info.  Parent Cue is one of our favorite resources for parenting.
Ever wonder what activities you can do with your kiddos to strengthen their faith?  Group's childrensministry.com has all kinds of fun articles and activities for kids at church and at home!
Please know that we care deeply about the safety of children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  Every volunteer working directly with and supervising children, youth, and vulnerable adults are Safe Sanctuaries trained and background checked.

“We are deeply committed to the spiritual development of children in a fun and dynamic environment that is God centered and Jesus focused. ”

Jenn Sawyer, Director of Children, Families and Welcoming