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Children

MOPC has these primary aims for our ministry with children:

  • Teach them to know and love the Lord.
  • Provide a solid foundation of biblical principles, themes, and stories while encouraging them to apply spiritual truths at home, school, and play.
  • Provide opportunities for Christian fellowship and foster an understanding of worship and mission both in the church and outside its doors.
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    Vacation Bible Schhol and Service Camp for July 2017 is now full. We are taking names for a waiting list. Please email rrudy@mtopres.org to be place on the waiting list. Please provide your name, your child's (children's) names and ages and a daytime phone number and email where you can be reached.

    Who: 4yrs old-5th Grade

    When: One week each summer

    What: Kids have fun learning about God through crafts science, Bible stories, recreation, snacks, drama and music, and become more aware of what it means to show God’s love and serve others by supporting a local or global mission project during the week. Our wonderful volunteers provide an amazing, fun-filled experience for all involved!

    SUNDAY SCHOOL

    Who: 3 yrs. old through 2nd grade

    When: Sunday's at 9:45 a.m.

    What: We begin with a Large Group Time that includes group games, music, and bible memory. Children then transition to age-divided Small Group Time to allow more one on one sharing and hands on activities that deepen the Bible point. The Bible curriculum chosen meets children’s needs mentally, physically, and spiritually. It also encourages children to share Christ’s love through various mission projects throughout the year. This hour of Bible learning is appropriate for families who have a desire to see their children connect with knowledgeable, loving and consistent adults while growing deeper in their relationship with God. .

    SOLID ROCK 3RD/4TH/5TH

    Who: 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

    When: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

    What: This unique small group experience provides our older elementary kids with the chance to play games, have fun, build friendships, grow in faith, and discuss relevant issues among peers of the same age and gender. Our small group discussions are based upon curriculum that engages the children and encourages them to put their faith into practice. Once a month we live out our faith through various mission projects and outreach activities. We also have get together activities once a quarter to just go have a blast together!

    NURSERY CARE

    Who: Age birth through 2yrs old.

    When: We offer care during the 8:30 a.m. worship service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school hour and the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

    What: Trained staff care for and nurture our youngest kiddos through song and art and modeling Christ’s love. We believe it is never too young to share God’s love with our children!

    KID’S TIME

    Who: 3yrs old through 3rd Grade

    When: During both 8:30 and 11:00am worship services

    What: Children begin the worship experience in the sanctuary with their parents and are dismissed to transition to their own worship space during the service. Children engage with God and one another through song, prayer, Bible study, offering, crafts and fellowship.

    PARENT CAFE

    Who: Parents of children and youth (birth - 18 yrs. old)

    When: 9:45-10:50am Sunday mornings

    What: A time for parents to get together and support one on the parenthood journey in a casual atmosphere.

    FISH (FELLOWSHIP IN SOMEONE’S HOME)

    Who: Families with at least one child kindergarten and under

    When: Sunday afternoon, periodically throughout the year

    What: A host family opens up their home to families and provide lunch and activities for the children while giving the parents a time to hang out and get to know one another.

    SOLID ROCK 3RD/4TH/5TH GRADE SERVICE CAMP

    Who: 3rd, 4th & 5th grade

    When: Held in the afternoon as an extension to VBS.

    What: A week-long camp held after VBS. Each day includes a variety of service experiences (working with children at Head Start or Family Promise, ministering to the homeless, caring for the earth, helping our neighbors, etc.). We also give our kids some time to play and connect with peers. It’s a fun, life-changing experience!

    FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITES

    Families gather together for the purpose of building relationships throughout the year and experiencing God in a fun, safe atmosphere. Families are always encouraged to invite their friends!

    SERVICE ACTIVITIES

    Loving others through acts of service is part of what it means to walk with Jesus. Kids and families can participate in a variety of service activities throughout the year including Operation Christmas Child, the Angel Tree, Family Promise, One Great Hour of Sharing, making gifts forRetirement Centers, doing simple projects at church, and supporting projects around the world.

    For detailed info regarding all areas of our Children's Ministry, contact Ruth Rudy in the church office, 801.277.2674 or at rrudy@mtopres.org

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