St. Peter's Fireside, Vancouver Church

Children matter to Jesus

(and they matter to us too)

Children are a gift from God, and at St. Pete’s we seek to share Christ’s heart for children by caring for kids well. We have a great curriculum (Shine). We have committed volunteers who love Jesus, are great with kids, and want to serve you as parents. We provide a safe, and nurturing environment for any child regardless of age, gender, ability, class, or ethnicity. We welcome children with special needs. On Sundays at St. Pete’s Kids, we want to help your child learn about Jesus from the Bible in a fun, interactive, and age appropriate way.

Sunday Mornings

what you can expect

In the lobby before the service you can register your child at our St. Pete’s Kids check-in area. Look for the signs or ask one of our friendly volunteers to direct you if you are having trouble finding it. There will be a St. Pete’s Kids team member at the table to sign your kid in and to answer any questions you might have.

Check-in starts 15 minutes before the service. After checking your child(ren) in you can take them directly to our nursery, where all the children worship together before splitting off into the different age groups. During Kids’ Church we provide a nut free snack, and ask that no outside food be brought into the children’s rooms. You can pick up your children from the children’s room after the service, or before communion (if you’d like them to receive communion, which is at each family’s discretion).

what about infants?

When we say we love kids, this includes babies. Babies are awesome. Nursing mothers are very welcome in the service. For more privacy you are welcome to head out to the lobby where we have a video feed of the service and comfy chairs, a change mat, and a play area with some baby toys. When your baby is 7 months old they are welcome to join our Infant and Toddler group.

Safety

It’s our top priority

At St. Peter’s your child’s safety is our priority. We have a policy of “team teaching” in our Sunday School, meaning that there will always be a team of two teachers present to lead the children. All volunteers receive safety training once a year. Our Children’s Ministry Coordinator makes sure all safety guidelines are followed every Sunday. All of our volunteers have been members of the church for a minimum of 6 months, have been interviewed by the coordinator, and have gone through a criminal recored check. If you have any concerns about a volunteer, do not hesitate to contact our Family Ministries Leader at kmcgregor@stpetersfireside.org

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