Kinsmen is pleased to offer a growing and thriving Children’s Ministry.
At Kinsmen you will find a place where children’s spiritual growth is nurtured in a caring environment.
Rooted in Faith ... Relevant to Life.
When we are notified that a congregation member has had a baby, that child is added to the Cradle Ministry. Flowers are placed on the baptismal font and the baby's name is announced in the weekly bulletin. At baptism, each child receives an age appropriate bible, candle, handkerchief, multiple books (including "Living the Promises of Baptism, 101 ideas for parents"), baptismal certificate, and a handmade blanket made by the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Baptism is the first milestone in a child's life, and all of these gifts fit in the faith chest that is given to the child to keep all of their gifts from milestones as they grow. The family also receives a series of monthly newsletters with important information about the physical and spiritual growth of children. For more information about Baptism please visit our Baptism page.
During your child's baptism, parents and sponsors promise to "help this child grow in the Christian faith and life" and the community of Kinsmen makes that same promise with you. Kinsmen wants to help you fulfill that promise and one of the ways we do this is through our Milestone Ministry. Each year of your child's life brings new milestones like starting school, getting an allowance, graduating from elementary school, starting high school, learning to drive, graduation, etc. The milestones in the church follow these important markers by recognizing that God is with us no matter what. Our milestone ministry continues into adulthood and celebrates important changes like marriage, empty nesting, and retirement. Usually there is a time of learning and a time of celebration for each milestone. The learning time looks different depending on the age of the milestone. The celebration is during worship so that we can lift up those who are celebrating this time in their lives and celebrate as a community.
Kinsmen has many wonderful opportunities for children that go beyond just attending Sunday school. The Elementary Ministry holds yearly activities that are not only enjoyable, but leave children wanting to attend again and again. Some of our planned events include: Fall Festival, Advent Retreat, Children's Christmas Program, Parent’s Night Out, Family Retreats at Camp Lutherhill, Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Retreat, Camp Hope, and yearly Milestones.
KCA is dedicated to building children’s self-esteem, promoting self-reliance, providing Christian nurturing and enriching your child’s experiences in an educational environment. Please visit the following pages for more information. Preschool/MDO Before & After Care