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Nursery at Woodlands
Nursery at Woodlands
We provide nursery ministries during all of our Sunday morning worship services. Our nursery teams are a mix of parents and a team of screened workers. We love to provide a caring place for these precious gifts to your family while you participate in our worship experiences.
Our nurseries are for children from birth to age two. We group children by age and development. Our usual grouping for the nurseries is infants, ones and twos. We occasionally adjust these groupings based on numbers of kids involved in the ministry.
We also provide a Parents Room for families who wish to keep children with them during services. This room is available to allow nursery-age children a little more wiggle room (and noise level) while allowing parents to follow the service on video.
If you have more specific questions about our wellness policy or check-in and paging procedures you can click on the links below.
Please be considerate of others when determining whether your child should be in the nursery or not. For the sake of the health of children and volunteers and staff, please do not leave your child if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:
Our nursery staff is a caring and dedicated mixture of paid workers, ministry partners, and parent volunteers.
The first time you come to put your child in the nursery you will need to stop at our children’s ministry check in desk and fill out a brief information sheet on your child. If there are allergies or medical concerns for your child, please make us aware of that information as well. All of this information is then put into our computer system and helps us provide the best that we can for your child while they are in our care.
When you check your child in you will be given a name tag to place on your child, and a paper slip that you will need to keep with you and return when checking your child out. This prevents anyone but the person with the slip from checking out your child. We will use texting to contact you quickly if your child is having any challenges adjusting or if we have any care questions. Please be sure to keep your phone on vibrate during the service. We have friendly and helpful staff that will be happy to answer any questions you have and will work with you and your child to make the drop off transition as easy as possible.
The windows into our nurseries allow you to view your youngster without them noticing. If your child is having a difficult time at any point while they are with us we will contact you.
At the conclusion of the service you will simply need to bring the check out slip you recieved during check in and give it to one of the teachers.
We're so excited for all God's going to teach our kids this year through The Gospel Project, a great new adventure through the Scriptures for kids in preschool through 4th grade.
Each Sunday, all kids in 1st through 6th grade will gather together in Celebration Square for an opening which includes high energy worship and a fun welcome. Then, our 1st - 4th graders will break out to experience Scripture through The Gospel Project.
Preschool classes are down the hall and meet during both the 9:15 and 10:45 services as well. All 3's, 4K and Kindergarten kids will be traveling through the Gospel Project together.
Our 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will stay in Celebration Square throughout the morning for FLYTE - exploring Faith and Life, Together. We're very excited!
Of course, we also have nursery programming throughout the year during the 9:15 and 10:45am services.
Never been to Woodlands before? Not a problem! No pre-registration necessary! Just go to our Kid's Central Welcome desk and our staff and volunteers will help you sign up your child and introduce you to their teachers and classrooms!
Questions, comments, concerns? We would love to help! Click on the link and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Parent's Guide - the Bridge - serves as a full year schedule - with theme nights, special nights, weekly summaries and at-home ideas for each week of Kid's Crossing! Pick one up when you register. But, if you'd prefer a single page schedule, download that here! (this is current for 2016-2017, without theme nights yet)
Kid's Crossing is a dynamic mid-week kid's program that engages kids, focuses them on the truth of God's Word, encourages memorization and community, and puts parents in the drivers-seat in their children's discipleship and walk with God. We're gearing up for another great year of Kid's Crossing in 2016-2017, and hope that your children will join us on this journey!
A midweek children's program has been a mainstay at Woodlands for many, many years, and we would never change that! We've enjoyed the AWANA curriculum, and its track record of faithfully encouraging memorization and study is amazing. But, after prayerful consideration, we feel the families at Woodlands would be best served by a new program that focuses on nightly continuity and family disciplemaking.
The quick highlights: All kids, in all grades, are learning the same focused topic during the night. They all memorize the same verse (age contextualized - the younger kids learn a shorter version, of course), they all hear teaching on the same topic, and they all get in your car at the end of the night thinking along the same lines. And then we, the church, put a powerful new tool in your - the parents - hands, to help you take the steering wheel and disciple your kids. We've said all along - we want our work to be a springboard for family disciplemaking - not a substitute for it.
Last year, we provided parents with a book that guided them through the year, introducing our teaching topics, sharing the verse and a marriage moment, and including fun at-home application points for the topic of the week.
This year, we're changing that, and making available a convenient day (desk) calendar for families that will help everyone stay on the same page (um, no pun intended?)! Each day, tear off a new sheet to see an idea, discussion starter, marriage moment, verse or more that ties in directly to what we're talking about at Kid's Crossing that week. Every Tuesday, we'll list the theme verse and the theme night. Put it on the piano, the fridge - leave it in your livingroom, on your desk at work or... anywhere. It'll help you remember the date, and gently guide you in teaching these essential truths to your kids.
It's quick, easy, fiercely practical, and ties everything together beautifully.
More information about the 2016-2017 Bridge will be available in mid-June, and the Bridge will be available for purchase in September 2016.
Ha! That's the thing, isn't it? In short - they should! So much is similar to what we've done in the past! Each night will include great games, some engaging teaching, practical small groups, Bible memorization, singing and lots of great people. But, everything is simplified, and everyone is working together - on the same page. Kids will learn verses together, have opportunities to wrestle with real life questions together, and grow closer to one another throughout the year. Plus, we realigned the ages to make more sense: Minis, our 3's through Kindergarten, will have a blast; Mids - our 1st grade - 3rd grade - will love the pace; and Majors - our 4th -6th grade, will be genuinely challenged and loved.
So yes, let us rephrase our answer. Your kids will love it.
Rewards are nothing to scoff at! They're great motivators, and we want to use them to encourage participation. There are two main rewards we give out:
Pins: When a child completes all four sections of a module, they receive a pin that relates to that module, that then gets attached to their nametag lanyard. We make a big celebration of this! If a child makes their way through all three years as a Mini, Mid or Major, he or she would receive all 18 pins and fill the lanyard!
KidMin Kash: Every night a child completes their section (recites the verse and answers application questions), he or she receives a KidMin Kash Coin. These coins are redeemable once a month at KidMin Kash Out, for great and fun prizes! Save up for the big prizes!
Glad you think so! We're pretty pumped. Registration is officially open, so go ahead and register! FYI - If you're an adult or teen that wants to help out next year, well... click here!
Questions, comments, concerns? Shoot us an email!
VBS and camp zip
VBS and camp zip
Scroll down to learn more about our VBS program, Camp Zip, and Volunteer information
Galactic Starveyors is an exciting 5 day adventure for kids ages 4 through those entering 4th grade in the fall, from 9am-noon. Each day includes crafts, snacks, teaching time, exciting music, fun games and awesome relationships! Join more than 300 other kids from Stevens Point, Plover and the surrounding areas to learn about the amazing journey we're on, and the surprising truth below the surface.
There is no cost to attend VBS, and community members unaffiliated with Woodlands Church are more than welcome to participate! We do offer VBS CD's for $5 and t-shirts for $10 - all payment can be made the week-of at Woodlands Church (please make checks out to Woodlands Church), or if you would like to purchase them ahead of time click here!
Our over 130-volunteer staff is well trained, excited and fully screened to work with kids. We value your children's safety.
A brand new experience for kids going into 5th, 6th and 7th grade! Zip Camp for preteens will offer a full day, camp-like experience with new adventures, great lessons and compelling content! From 9am-3pm each day - during the same week as Galactic Starveyors (July 31-August 4) - kids will learn more about who God is while having a blast at their favorite activities, learning new truths and spending it all with their friends and adults who are excited to get to know them.
There is a $25 cost for Camp ZIP, which includes a t-shirt. You can pay online - use the link below - or with cash or check in the church office. If that cost might be preventative, please click here!
If you have any questions about Galactic Starveyors, or ZIP Camp, click the button and we'll be in touch!
JUNE 12, 19, 26; JULY 10, 17, 24 (Monday Nights)
Hooked for Life is a summer fishing adventure for kids in elementary school who either love fishing - or who have never fished before! Spend the summer dry casting, shore fishing and boat fishing, learning knot tying, fishing tactics and outdoor info, all while learning more about God the creator and building life-changing relationships with men and women who love Jesus Christ.
Hooked for Life is developed as a relational ministry, allowing boys and girls to get to know great adults in the context of fishing. We have a ton of fun, and can't wait for you to join us! We meet on Monday nights during the summer at the church, Lake Pacawa or Bukolt Park (depending on the week), and spend the first half hour in the Bible, and then the rest of the time is spent on the water!
Fishing poles or prior experience are not necessary!
We've had great enthusiasm for the upcoming MOPS year! Unfortunately, at this time, our childcare for children under 2 is CLOSED and waitlisting. If you are a preschool mom of an infant or 1 year old, please click the registration below but check the "I Need to Join the Waitlist," option.*
The only reason we waitlist moms is because of a need for childcare workers.
If you can help us find additional workers, we would love to continue growing this program!
Please email email@example.com if you have any ideas for childcare workers.
Regular registration is still open for kids ages 2 and over, and for MOPS NEXT.
Woodlands Church is thrilled to continue MOPS for the 2016-2017 school year - blessing mothers of preschoolers with real relationships, great fellowship, relevant teaching and... wait for it... FREE CHILDCARE! Yeah - it's good.
MOPS meets every first and third Thursday of the month from 9:15-11:15am at Woodlands Church.
The cost for MOPS throughout the year is $50, which goes to cover material costs national fees.
*If you can find other childcare for your "under 2" kids, you're welcome to register! Or, consider encouraging your childcare worker to volunteer in the MOPS nursery. You'll be able to drop your kids off easier, and you'll provide opportunity for more moms to leave the waitlist!
Experience the fun of the second annual Woodlands KidMin LockIn! This Friday night - Saturday morning overnighter for our 4th, 5th and 6th graders on Friday, June 16th is a great way to wrap up the year and start the summer!
Registration is only $15 per child and includes dinner, breakfast, and tons of fun! Join us at the church on Friday at 4:30pm, drop your kids off, and pick them back up at 9am on Saturday. Simple and easy!
We have plenty of planned activities for the guys and gals to do together during the day and separately towards the evening hours. We can't wait to send this year out with a bang! If you have questions, or are worried about the cost please email Pastor Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to pack:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Sleeping bag and pillow
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