Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry
During our 2nd service at 10:30am, we offer the following for children aged 6 weeks through 6th grade. Nursery is available during the 9:00am service for special holidays.

Nursery
Loving care is provided for 6 weeks to 3 years old in the nursery, located directly across the hall from the auditorium. Your child’s safety and your peace of mind is very important to us. There will always be a minimum of two background-checked adult volunteers serving in the nursery at one time. If your child needs their diaper changed or are inconsolable, we have a number call system or will come find you in-service.

The Family Room
If your children have a hard time being left in the nursery or preschool + you feel like they are too much of a distraction in the church service with you, we have The Family Room available for young families to watch the live-streamed service together in a side room.

Preschool – 1st Grade
Parents should first register their child(ren) at the Check-In Desk in the lobby. We also recommend that you take your child to the restroom before bringing them to their classroom. The classroom schedule for your child is as follows:

  1. Free Play
  2. Welcome & Offering
  3. Interactive Bible Story Lesson
  4. Memory Verse Practice
  5. Singing
  6. Craft or Free Play
    Your child’s safety and your peace of mind is very important to us. There will always be a minimum of two background-checked adult volunteers serving in the classroom at one time. If your child needs to use the restroom, we enforce a strict policy for everyone’s safety which is posted on our restroom doors. At the end of the church service, your child will be waiting to be picked up by you at the door.

2nd-6th Grade
Parents should first register their child(ren) at the Check-In Desk in the lobby. Children will then join their parents in the auditorium for worship. They are dismissed after worship + led to their classroom by their teachers whom are holding a sign at the back door.

The classroom schedule for your child is as follows:

  1. Welcome & Offering
  2. Memory Verse Practice
  3. Watch Bible Story Lesson Video
  4. Small Group Discussion
  5. Private Journal Reflection Time
  6. Free Play
    Your child’s safety and your peace of mind is very important to us. There will always be a minimum of two background-checked adult volunteers serving in the classroom at one time. At the end of the church service, your child will be waiting to be picked up by you at the door.

Danae Odem is our volunteer Children’s Ministry Director. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from a small Christian college in Iowa where she was born + raised. Her husband, Alonzo, convinced her to move out here after they married in 2015 and she’s happy to sink her roots into the beautiful PNW! She is mother to two biological children with a third on the way. Danae + Alonzo are also involved with foster care. Danae’s passion for children of all ages + teaching them to know the Lord runs deep. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”3 John 1:4. If you have any questions about our Children’s Ministry Department, please reach out via email (danaeo@woodlandgrace.com) or find her at church. She would love to connect with you!