Children’s Ministries at Millbrook
Our goal is for all children
-to feel welcomed and cared for by their church family
-to understand that they are loved by God
-and to be supported in the growth of their faith and call to discipleship.
We have a children’s message most Sundays in worship, and children also lead by reading scripture. We provide educational opportunities tailored by age group so that children can learn about God’s Story in a way that is exciting and engaging for them.
Rev. Rebecca Hewitt-Newson – Associate Minister for Family Life
Wed Oct 18 – Kids CROP Walk – 6:15 pm (after family dinner at 5:30)
Geared for children 4-9, this event is a chance for kids to learn about world hunger, the need for clean water, and to learn how they can help make the world a better place! They will walk around the church to 2-3 stations where they will pack backpacks for children who need food, learn from our very own Student Minister Holli about eating a meal in another country (she used to live in Laos!), and play a water game. Then our children will collect our 3rd annual NOISY OFFERING on CROP WALK SUNDAY, Oct 22. They are encouraged to collect change at home and bring to contribute to this loud and fun offering to raise money for world hunger.
Saturday Nov 11 – Children’s Missions Day in Zebulon with CBF
Sunday Dec 10 – Children & Youth Christmas Program
Sunday School: 9:30-10:45am for all ages
Infant Nursery – “the Wee Ones” (1st floor)
The Toddler’s & Two’s – “Twinkling Stars”(1st floor)
The 3- & 4-year-olds – “F.R.O.G.” (“Fully Rely on God”)(1st floor)
K – 2nd grade – “Dream Catchers”(2nd floor)
3rd – 5th grade – “Jesus’ Disciples”(2nd floor)
Worship Hour: 11:00am-12:15pm
-Children younger than kindergarten are welcome to remain in the nursery and Preschool rooms with loving caregivers.
-Children K-5th grade attend the worship service.
-Children in PreK (age 4) – Grade 2 are invited to leave the worship service for Children’s Church after the Children’s Message. At Children’s Church, kids will learn about the lectionary Bible story in an energetic,
Wednesday Night Meals & Special Events
-Families are invited to attend meals together every Wednesday during the school year at 5:30 pm. Children eat free!
-Special programs for children (such as the Kids’ CROP Walk) are provided throughout the year on Wednesday evenings, but there is no weekly children’s programming. Childcare, however, is provided for preschoolers and younger during Wednesday Night ACTS from 6:30-7:10.
Millbrook Weekday Preschool
For more information please visit the Millbrook Baptist Preschool page here.
Will my child be safe at Millbrook?
Safety is of the utmost importance to our ministry team at MBC. We maintain safety and cleanliness standards to ensure that our children can learn and grow in an environment free from fear, abuse, and unnecessary hazards. We strive to keep a low caregiver to child ratio and often in our nursery we have a 1:1 or 1:2 for special attention to our littlest ones. For more information, please see our Protection Policy.
Who can I go to with questions or concerns?
If you have a question or a concern about anything related to children’s ministries at Millbrook, please feel free to address it directly to our Family Life Minister, Rebecca Hewitt-Newson (email) or ask a volunteer who would be happy to assist you.
What do you teach in Sunday School and Children’s Church?
For our youngest ages, Sunday school is a loving environment where they are invited to explore, play, and begin to become comfortable in their church. In the infant and toddler years, children are given snack, led in songs of faith, and taught a story at an age-appropriate level.
In our K-5th grade Sunday School classes, our teachers offer a lesson using the Shine Curriculum from MennoMedia. The lessons focus on a Bible story and invite the children to worship, learn about spiritual practices of their community, wonder and reflect, create, move, retell, and pray.
Children’s Church follows the lectionary calendar, using the Feasting on the Word curriculum. This allows children to explore the same passage that the adults are hearing about in the worship service and helps them learn the flow of the church year.
How can I get involved?
We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to our Children’s Ministry. We normally bring on new volunteers in the Fall after they have completed an application and been through our yearly training. We also have made it a standard that a volunteer be a regular attendee at Millbrook for 6 months before beginning service with our Children’s program. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rebecca (email).