Children’s Ministry

Nursery

For: Ages 0-JK
Time: Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.

Our nursery is for all infants and children under the age of four.  Our nursery is located at the end of our fellowship hall, just down the first set of stairs and through the doors in the far corner of the room. 

We use a vibrating pager system so we can contact parents or caregivers during the service should any need arise.  We ask parents/caregivers to sign each child in and to not enter the main playroom of the nursery.  There is a separate washroom and change area in our nursery. 

We make every effort to keep our church facility peanut and nut-free as we have allergies in our church family. We do sometimes give out cookies during the service. If your child has any health concerns or allergies please let us know. At MHBC we believe that being sensitive to your child’s needs is a way for us to show Jesus’ love!

If your child is unwell we do ask that you do not bring them to the nursery.

Contact: Nursery Coordinator Sarah Dredge

Nursery Schedule

Sunday School (Shine)

For: Grades JK-5
Time: Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.

The children enjoy a time of worship, craft/game, Bible lesson.

Contact:  Sarah Wight

For Parents:

https://www.gospelproject.com/kids/– The Gospel Project for Kids takes children on a Christ-centered chronological journey through the Bible, from Genesis through to Revelation.  During Shine, the children rotate through three 15-minute stations of song, prayer and memory verse, craft/games and a Bible lesson. 

www.kidsofintegity.com – has ideas based on character traits and activities parents can do with their children

AWANA

For: Preschool-Grade 6
Time: Sundays at 6-7:30 PM

Registration Form (email to office@maplehillbaptist.org or drop it off at the church)

Awana (derived from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15) is an international evangelical nonprofit organization founded in 1950, headquartered in Streamwood, Illinois. The mission of Awana is to help “churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ.

Contact: Judith Mallett

VBS

July 8-12, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

This year we are charging $5 per child up until June 30th, and $10 per child starting July 1st. Payments are preferred in cash, and cheques can be paid to Maple Hill Baptist Church.

Parents are being asked to sign-in their children at 8:50am each day and sign out their child at 12:00pm. On the first morning you will receive a ticket which must be brought back every afternoon to sign your child out!

At 9:00 am we will begin with 30 minutes of songs, drama and announcements. Then each group will travel either to games, crafts, snack time, the theatre (a movie then an activity) or Bible story. Each group rotates every 20 minutes. We then we meet back at the end for a follow up, songs and a skit.

Games are outside, so a hat, shoes and sunscreen are a must. Water is provided for each child when they return or freezies if it’s really hot. Children can bring their own water bottles, but they must be clearly labelled in case it gets misplaced.  

Our volunteers will be distinguishable by their staff shirts and only those authorized to pick up their children can do so at the end of the day, unless otherwise arranged with the VBS director.

Parent(s) are welcome to join the staff and children and enjoy a celebration and BBQ on Friday July 13th from 12:00-1:30pm. Thank you for allowing Maple Hill to show and teach the love of God to your child(ren) this summer!

Registration forms available in the MHBC office and coming soon for print on our website!  Stay tuned!

Resources For Kids

www.whitsend.org – you can listen to odyssey episodes; this is free and is geared to children ages 8-12

www.jellytelly.com – has a free video per week and also a free game or you can buy a membership for access to more videos – geared towards younger children.