Children's Ministry

"Where children are nurtured in faith and encouraged to grow in their love and knowledge of Christ."

Here at Hodges we want to make sure that each and every child feels that he/she:

^    Belongs—To God, to a community of faith

^    Trusts—can depend on us as family, friends, disciples of Christ

^    Knows God—trust is based on knowing God’s love

^    Has Faith—children need role models of faith

^    Feels secure and safe

^    IS LOVED!

This ministry is one of love and conection. Children learn and grow through warm, accepting persons and through the community of faith.

Nursery   The nursery is available from 8:45am until 12:20pm on Sunday morning and during special church events for children from birth through 3 years old. Your child will be cared for by trained nursery professionals. The nursery is located in the Educational Building.
Little Lambs   This is for children through the age of 5 at both the 9:00am and 11:00am services. At the appropriate time at each service, volunteers will escort the children from worship to Room 1 in the Education Building for a special story and activity time geared just for them. This provides an opportunity for the children to learn on their level while parents are in morning worship. Parents may pick children up after worship in Room 1 in the Educational Building.
KIDZ KAMP   Let's get creative! God did! Every Wednesday night from 5:00pm to 7:30pm our preschoolers through 5th graders discover ways to celebrate our amazing God by exploring their own musical, craftsy, dramatic and colorful talents. Come and get your hands messy and help fill the air with joyful noise every Wednesday night!
KIDZ FAITH   All kids PK through 5th Grade...join KIDZ FAITH groups in the Educational Building on Sunday mornings at 10am for bible stories, faith talk, activities and snack!
TWEENZ   Calling all 4th through 5th graders...join our monthly TWEENZ group. The purpose of the monthly tween activities is to provide our "tweenz" with an opportunity to learn how to socialize with others in a christian way, as well as to do mission with their own peers.

We always want them to feel free to bring a friend. This should be a safe time and place to talk about faith and life questions.
F.L.A.M.E.   F.L.A.M.E.: June 27 - July 1
This is a special week during the summer dedicated to hands-on mission for rising 4th - 6th graders. Each day during this week our young people go to different age appropriate mission sites in the city of Jacksonville to serve others.

Hero Central VBS: June 26 - 30
This year's Vacation Bible School (VBS) is going to be an exciting week of Bible stories, music, drama, games, art and science is for children age 4 (by January 1, 2017) through 5th graders. Rising 6th graders can sign-on as junior camp counselors and receive special training.

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