Check Out the Programs We offerChildren at ECC
Our goal for children’s ministries is to instill in each child a passion for the Lord and a knowledge of the Word. We want children to have a blast each week while learning the Bible. We encourage the building of relationships, most importantly with their Savior Jesus Christ. We strive to connect with parents and offer support and let them know that we are here for them!
Check out the programs we have for our kids…
Invite Your Friends, Neighbors and Family to VBS. Use this downloadable form
-VBS is Coming- "In the Wild" June 24-28
Your child is invited to come to “In the Wild” VBS this summer from June 24th-June 28th! This year’s program runs from 9am-12pm, and is geared for children age 3*- grade 6 (based on grade completed) *preschool age children should have daycare/preschool experience
Join us as we head into the wilderness to look at some animals up close in their natural habitats. We will also focus on some of the many amazing encounters of Jesus. Each day we will experience the theme through music, skits, crafts, games, Bible time, missions, and snacks.
Please click on the link below if you would like to register your child(ren), either online or you can print the form and drop it off at ECC’s church office, Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm.
We have a total of 60 volunteering positions for VBS this summer and would love your help to make this program possible! If you are interested in being a part of this year’s VBS program, you can register to volunteer by clicking on the link below!
On Sunday, May 5th from 9:45-10:25 we will be having a VBS kickoff event! Join us as the excitement begins for this years program! We will have themed snacks, a VBS craft, and a special animal prize for each child who attends. Hope to see you there!
VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW
Heading to Apple Place on June 1
On June 1st at 6pm we will be heading to the Apple Place in East Longmeadow to enjoy some locally made ice cream and yard games! If you would like a ride in the church van we will be meeting at the church at 5:40. Otherwise we will meet you there for 6pm. Hope to see you there!
On Sunday mornings we now offer one program called DIG IN, where we “dig deeper” into God’s word through hands- on experiences. DIG IN is a curriculum created by the makers of many VBS programs, and they have taken all of the components that kids love from VBS and have included it in this 1 program! The children learn a Bible story each week through science, games, arts and crafts, high-energy music, videos, etc. Everything the children do is tied in to that one Bible story and the dynamic offerings of this program cater to all learning styles. The children and teachers as well love what DIG IN offers and we invite you to come and see why they are excited about it!
To encourage participation, children can earn tokens each week for what they accomplish, and they can save and can use them at our marketplace that we have every other Sunday. We also have a café for the kids where they can enjoy a yummy snack!
We currently have 25 teachers and assistants who help make DIG IN possible and who are committed to enriching the lives of the children at ECC through this creative program!
Starting at 9am we offer 2 classes…
Preschool in room B1 from 9-10; 10-10:20- free time, snack, and “store” visit. At 10:20 this group will be brought to the nursery and will remain there until 11:45.
Age 5- Grade 5 in room B3 from 9-10; 10-10:20- free time, snack, and a visit to the “marketplace”.
At 10:20 Age 5- grade 5 children and their leaders can head up to the sanctuary to attend the initial part of the service, and then they will return to room B3 to continue with the DIG IN program until 11:45.
Every Wednesday night from 6:30-8 we offer Friend’s club, where kids can come together to have fun, play games, make friends, and learn about the Bible through fun activities and science experiments! We meet initially in room B3, and then we break up into 3 groups- boys, girls, and preschool. The girls have fun making crafts, scrapbooking, having spa night, and doing scavenger hunts. The boys group enjoys time in the gym playing glow soccer and frisbee and hiking and “camping” in the woods. The preschoolers have fun making themed crafts and playing games.
The first Wednesday of each month we have a special event planned for the kids, like a campfire and s’mores, Operation Christmas Child, Pinewood Derby, etc. At 5:45 in our fellowship hall before Friend’s club there is a delicious dinner served each week, and for only $5 per person or $15 a family you can have a great meal and connect with other families!
We have 5 volunteers helping with Friend’s club each week who are thrilled to be working with the kids, planning fun activities and most importantly sharing with them their love for Jesus!
OTHER EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Look for family events we will be offering regularly, like glow night, pumpkin and apple picking, bowling and dinner, couple’s night out, Easter Sunday breakfast and egg hunt, etc. We strive to bring together parents and children through offering fun events that families can attend!
Also, we are excited to be offering an indoor soccer program in our gym starting this winter for ages 7-12 on Saturdays! If you would like to help or are interested in knowing more please contact Jenn Montoya at email@example.com.
We now offer 1 form for you to register your family for any or both of these programs! Please download and print this form and turn in to any children’s leader!
If you would like to give permission for your child to attend Wednesday night field trips and also be photographed, please print and hand in the following form:
Jenn Montoya is the director of our children’s programs. For questions or for more information on any of our programs please contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.