We are so excited!!
It has been a long time since we have seen the smiling faces and felt the boundless energy of children gathered at Plymouth Covenant for ministry! We have been working hard to understand how best to prepare our classrooms and volunteers to receive your kids into the same loving, Jesus-centered environment that you are used to while following new health and safety guidelines to make our ministry spaces as safe as possible. We think we have figured out how to let kids be kids and still abide by many of the guidelines suggested by health experts. So now we are ready to regather!!
Beginning Sunday, August 2 at the 9:00am service, all of our early childhood classrooms will be open at 50% capacity: Nursery, Sprouts (2yrs), First Fruits (3yrs), and SonCatchers (4-5yrs). Families will need to register each week as space is limited. Registration will open on Thursday and close on Sunday morning each week. Simply click the button below to register.
Elementary ministry (K-5th grade) will not resume this summer.
We want to take the month of August to regather on a small scale with just early childhood to pilot our new procedures. It is our hope to be able to offer all ministries (birth through fifth grade) at more than one weekend service beginning in September. Thank you for your prayers and patience!
At Plymouth Covenant Church,
we love kids!
We want children to come to know and love Jesus in a life-changing way. Our ministries are staffed with people who are passionate about coming alongside kids and families as they discover who Jesus is. We will do everything we can to ensure that all children feel welcome and safe as they experience the love of Jesus while in our care.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 22-26, 2020
GET YOUR TICKET ON THE ROCKY RAILWAY
This express train has left the station and is scheduled to stop at many homes in the PCC community! In this time of uncertainty, we want you to have something to plan on. The Children’s Ministry Team is well on it’s way to creating an innovative summer Bible program for kids. We continue to hope that we can gather in some way at church, but this year’s VBS will be fully able to be enjoyed in the safety of your home or neighborhood backyard just as well as at church! No matter what the last full week of June brings, you can count on an amazing VBS experience! So grab your tickets for the Rocky Railway!
BREAKING NEWS: This event is now FREE for all kids and families. If you have already paid registration fees, they will be fully refunded to you.
We offer programs for kids from newborns through fifth grade during our weekend worship services. Ministry locations and offerings vary depending on the service you choose to attend.
We offer secure check-in for our children’s programming, which means:
- Automated check-in software prints child name tags and parent tags with matching security codes
- Check in or register as a first-time guest at any children’s ministry check-in desk throughout the building—volunteers will be happy to assist you
NOTE: Our Sunday morning club45 class—kids in grades 4-5—uses paper sign-in sheets
Ministries: Summer 2020
COVID-19 NOTE: due to capacity limitations and recommended health guidelines, no children’s ministry is being offered at this time. Beginning Sunday, August 2, all Kingdom Kids classrooms will open during the Sunday 9am worship service at 50% capacity. Registration for classroom space will be required (see above). The ministry descriptions listed below were our pre-COVID-19 ministries. We hope to be able to offer full children’s ministry beginning the weekend of September 12/13.
Kingdom Kids (main level, near Door 2)
- Nursery (birth up to second birthday): available during all three on-site weekend worship services
- Kingdom Kids (two-to-five-year-olds combined classroom): Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
- Sprouts (two-year-olds): Sundays, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
- First Fruits (three-year-olds): Sundays, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
- Son Catchers (four-to-five-year-olds): Sundays, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
KidTown (lower level, across from the gym)
- Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.—grades K-5 combined
- Sundays at 9:00 a.m.—grades K-1
- Sundays at 10:45 a.m.—grades K-1
KidNation (lower level, below Turtle Lake Café)
- Sundays at 9:00 a.m.—grades 2-3
- Sundays at 10:45a.m.—grades 2-5
Both KidTown and KidNation use stories from the Bible to help kids understand the Big Story that God has been writing across the entire history of the world…and we are a part of that story!
Club45 (main level, The Refinery, located closest to Vicksburg Lane)
- Sundays at 9:00 a.m.—grades 4-5
Designed with pre-teens in mind, this ministry helps kids integrate their faith with their everyday lives using high-energy activities, same-gender small groups, and large-group worship and teaching.
WORSHIP TOGETHER THURSDAYS
Worship Together services are meant to bring people of all ages together for worship. They are intentionally crafted to help our kids see what worshiping God in the larger faith community looks like. Adults benefit from their curiosity, their free spirits, and their sense of wonder. Don’t miss the opportunity to Worship Together as a family!
WHAT IS AWANA TOGETHER?
It’s an innovative program for kids, parents, grandparents…anyone in your family system who wants to know more about following Jesus. Families gather together on Wednesdays during the school year to connect, have fun, and explore faith together.
WHEN DOES AWANA TOGETHER MEET?
Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 17
WHAT IS THE COST?
There’s an annual program fee of $30 per family, plus handbooks and uniforms as needed ($10 each). Scholarships are available.
WHAT DO I NEED TO ORDER?
Puggles (2 yr olds): Both the story cards and the Puggles t-shirt are completely optional.
Cubbies (3-5 yr olds): All Cubbies need to order the Cubbies handbook. The Cubbies vest is recommended for all first-time Cubbies. The vests run small, so order up a size or two since they need to wear it for two years.
Sparks (K-2nd grade): All first time Sparks (regardless of grade) need to order the HangGlider handbook. Continuing Sparks who finished their handbook last year will order the next handbook.
- Year 1: HangGlider (green)
- Year 2: WingRunner (blue)
- Year 3: SkyStormer (red)
Continuing Sparks who did not finish their handbook last year will continue in the book they have and do not need to order a handbook at this time.
The Sparks uniform is recommended for all first-time Sparks. They will wear the vest through 2nd grade, so you may want to order a larger size to accommodate growth.
Truth & Training (3rd-5th grade): All first time T&T kids (regardless of grade) need to order T&T Grace in Action. Continuing T&T kids who finished their handbook last year will order the next handbook.
- Year 1: T&T Grace in Action
- Year 2: T&T Evidence of Grace
- Year 3: T&T Agents of Grace (new curriculum) or Ultimate Challenge 1 (old curriculum)
- Year 4: T&T Discovery of Grace (new curriculum) or Ultimate Challenge 2 (old curriculum)
Continuing T&T kids who did not finish their handbook last year will continue in the book they have and do not need to order a handbook at this time.
The T&T uniform is recommended for all first-time T&T kids. They will wear the uniform through 5th grade, so you may want to order a larger size to accommodate growth.
NOTE: If you have a 2nd grader that has finished the Sparks books or a 4th/5th grader that has finished the T&T books, please contact Pastor Sara about which handbook to order. You can use the “Ask a Question” button below to send her an email.
SERVE WITH US
Volunteering in children’s ministry has never been easier. Let us help you discover a place on the children’s ministry volunteer team. It’s a rewarding way to impact the spiritual journey of kids and families!
Check back soon for information about our next event.
COVENANT PINES BIBLE CAMP
Our church—along with the other Twin Cities Covenant Churches—supports the ministries of Covenant Pines Bible Camp in McGregor, Minnesota. Covenant Pines offers ministries for children, students, men, women and families in a variety of context year round. Click the button below for more information.
Camp scholarships, (camperships) are offered to all regular attenders of Plymouth Covenant Church. To receive a campership, just fill out the request form to let us know that you have family members registered for a Covenant Pines Ministry or any other Christian camp. Forms for summer camps are due on May 1 each year. All camperships from the church will be mailed directly to families.
Scholarships are also available directly from Covenant Pines Bible Camp. These funds, if available, will be directly applied to your registration. Please plan to pay your registration fees for camp in full at the time of online registration in order to get the cheapest registration rate possible. Find out more by clicking on the scholarship information button below.
Sign up early for summer camps to receive earlybird discounts and secure a spot. Sessions do fill up, and your kids won’t want to miss out on this awesome time of playing, splashing, learning, and praising God in the postcard-worthy setting of Minnesota lake country.
COVENANT PINES BIBLE CAMP
43696 245th Place,
McGregor, MN 55760
KIDDANCE FOR CHRIST
This is a Christian-based dance program for children. The instructor teaches children a variety of dance styles and shares how to praise Jesus through dance and movement. Dancers will have the opportunity to be part of worship services on select weekends.
Welcome to our new basketball ministry for 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls called Hoops Up! This is a skill building ministry wherekids can learn the basics of the game of basketball in a supportive, Christ-centered environment! Hoops Up only meets on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30am from November through February. The season includes both practices and scrimmages for fun. For more information and to register, click the button below.