Welcome to Mars Hill Kids!
Whether you’re thinking about stopping by for just one Sunday or you’re interested in sticking with us for a while, we’re glad you’re checking out Mars Hill Kids. The following are a few things that could be helpful to know before you get here.
It’s a good idea to arrive at least 25 minutes early on your first day with us. Our parking lots can be busy on Sundays, and it’ll take a couple minutes to fill out registration information for your child[ren].
Mars Hill Kids rooms are located in the North Hallway. This is easily accessible from all four main entrances. Indoor signs signal the entryways for Babies [entryway for newborn-24 months], Preschool [entryway for 2’s-young 5’s], and Elementary [entryway for Kindergarten-4th grade], to help you know where to go once you’re in the North Hallway.
You can register your kids in their respective age-group area[s]. Our staff and volunteers will assign your kids to their appropriate room[s], and give you both matching wristbands, as a safety precaution.
We meet during the Mars Hill Gatherings—specifically, from 9am-10:15am and from 11am-12:15pm on Sundays.
Your kids will experience relationships with volunteers and age-appropriate programming, learning the story of God and the way of Jesus. Kids of all ages engage in both small- and large-group activities where they learn that their identity is in Christ, they have belonging in the Church, and there is a role for them to play in God’s mission.
You can pick your kids up in their respective areas after the Gathering, beginning at either 10:15am or 12:15pm. Kids will have a take-home sheet to help you know about that morning, including questions/ideas that families can talk about during the week.
Elementary Summer Programming Extended
To help support our Elementary Kids through the summer, we’ll once again be extending our K-3 programs through June and July. The format will change a bit this year, however, so here’s what you need to know:
From 9:30am-10:15am, Elementary Kids will check-in in the North Hallway before worshiping in the Shed with their family.
Simply find your grade level [Our Kids programs don’t move up a grade until September so it’ll be your grade during 2014-2015], get your wristbands, and head into the Shed with your child to worship as a family.
Once worship is over, all of the kids that were checked-in for Elementary programming will be dismissed with our Elementary Leaders to age-appropriate programming and picked up as usual after the Gathering. Sound simple enough? With your help, it will be.