We know it may sound obvious, but kids matter. We believe that they not only bring a wonderful innocence and joy — but that they also have gifts, knowledge and a perspective that can benefit us all.
That’s why we’ve taken intentional steps to ensure that children have a safe, fun engaging place to learn about God’s love and grow on their own, as well as an invitation to contribute to our community in meaningful ways.
BranchKids is back!
We are so excited to welcome your kids back for the 2021-2022 season!
BranchKids will meet every Sunday, except for the last Sunday of each month. We call that Sunday Family Day. On Family Day, kids stay with us for the entire morning. This is one way that we hope to instill in our kids a sense of belonging. Even though they are young, they are valued members of our community!
Here’s what BranchKids will look like this year:
All children will begin worship with their families. They will be dismissed to their groups right before the sermon. We have 2 separate age-groups for your child to participate in. The PreSchool group is for 4 and 5 year olds (Pre-School and Kindergarten students). And our Grade School group is for kids in 1st through 4th grades. Our time together will be spent playing games, engaging the Scriptures in age-appropriate ways and building relationships with one another. Whenever weather allows, we will use the lawn right outside of the building. Children will return to the sanctuary before the end of worship.
Please use the Church Center app to check your child in before you enter the building. You will be given a QR code to show at the Check-In Station as you enter. If you are new to The Branch, don’t worry about any of that! Just come in the doors and someone will help get your child registered!
At this time, per Kent County Health Department mandate, masks will be required indoors for all kids and volunteers unless a medical exemption is provided.
*We are not providing care for infants and toddlers at this time, due to Covid-19. You and your little ones are welcome to stay in the sanctuary. If you would like a little extra space for kids to roam, the balcony is available for you as well. We look forward to the day when we can again rock your babies and watch your toddlers explore as they play.*