St. Matthew KIDS is an exciting ministry where we partner with you at home to provide a safe and caring environment for your children through nursery care, children’s church, and yearly events.
Children's Church - SAT 4:30PM, Sun 8:00AM & 9:30am
On the weekends kids ages 4 through 4th grade are dismissed after the children’s message and brought back into church after the message is over. We go to 2 classrooms to the Right of the Main church.
Your child will be placed in a room according to their age. We have caring, energetic, fun, background checked teachers working with your children. We have a bible lesson, craft and or activity and prayer. We are currently working our way through the bible. Most weeks your child will bring something from the lesson home, though some weeks we are working hands on in groups on an object lesson.
Nursery - SAT 4:30PM & SUN 9:30am
The nursery at St. Matthew is located near the restrooms to the left of the main church as you walk into the building. The nursery is staffed by trained and background checked adults to care for your child for either the whole service or just part of it depending on your wishes. The nursery is for well children ages 6 weeks through under 4 years old.
If your child is sick, we ask that you do not bring them to the nursery, they need to be clear of their symptoms for 24 hours. Our nursery services are available during the Saturday 4:30PM service and the 9:30AM service on Sunday mornings.
St. Matthew and the Kids Team loves the community! We offer a couple of main opportunities each year to connect with St. Matthew and the surrounding community. Please come and join us for these events. We love having you!
Every year we host a HUGE Easter Egg hunt with about 5,000 filled eggs! After our Egg hunt we have tons of activities and opportunities. Activities are generally things like bounce houses, face painting, photo booths, crafts, raffles, music and food. You want to mark this day on your calendar and bring your friends and neighbors. This annual event happens on the Saturday before Easter from 10AM to 12PM.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Our favorite week of the year for Kids Ministry is the last week in June when our building is transformed for a week long event called Vacation Bible School. Our program runs in the evenings from 6PM to 8:30PM and we offer a free dinner for the families before you send your children inside to begin their week of fun learning. We have a new theme and bible stories every year along with Worship, Imagination Stations, Games, Learning about kids just like us and how God is working in their lives, missions and more. Our program is free and it fills up fast. Come back to the website after Easter for sign up info. VBS is for 4 year olds through students entering 8th grade. (Please note that our students entering 6th through 8th grade will be dropped off and picked up at a nearby location as they get to have fun off campus all week)