OUR MINISTRIES - CHILDREN


Sunday School

Sunday School is offered during both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services, and uses Lifeway's "The Gospel Project" curriculum for Beginners through fifth grade.


Average Attendance: 

2015           40

2014           27

2013           46

2012           39

2011           52


These figures include Beginners through 6th grade for 2011-13, and Beginners through fifth grade starting in 2014.

Awana

"Approved Workmen are not Ashamed" - 2 Timothy 2:15.  Awana is a national program "reaching kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him."


Our Awana club started in 1982.  It meets on Wednesday nights during the school year, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Each meeting includes times for a devotion, scripture learning, and games.


   Average Attendance:


                       Kids      Leaders

2015         76           30

2014         75           31

2013         65           25

2012         70           25

2011         75           25

Vacation bible school

The last week of June, VBS takes over the whole church building, transforming it to incorporate the VBS theme.  For the last five years, we have averaged 175-200 kids and about 70 workers.  The program is for K-6, plus a nursery and preschool class for workers' children.  Many teens from the youth ministry serve as small group leaders.  There is no fee to attend VBS.


About half the kids are from Calvary.  Of the other half, one-third list no church home. 


We generally use Group VBS curriculum.

Kids Camp

For many years, Calvary has offered Kids Camp for grades 3rd-6th, with 6th graders now having the option to attend Middle School Camp.  Since 2012 camp has been held at Mayfield Youth Camp. 


Most of the camp staff is from Calvary.  We have two counselors per cabin, one of whom is a high school youth.


Attendance:


                Campers       Staff

2015           76               44

2014           58               44

2013           60               45

2012           72               54

2011           73               35

Preschool

Calvary Community Preschool has been in operation since 1982.  Its purpose is to provide a happy, nurturing environment for children to grow and learn socially, academically, and spiritually.  Its mission is to be a witness of God's love to the children, their families, and the community, through the gifts God has given us. 


The curriculum includes the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, music, science, social interaction and growth, and small and large motor development; also Biblical teaching, including Bible stories, songs, and prayer.  The program includes monthly field trips, activities shared with parents, Thanksgiving Program, Christmas Program, Mother's Day Tea, and Graduation. 


The Preschool has its own board of directors.  For the last four years, there have been 20 students in the 4-year old class and 12 students in the 3-year old class. 



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