Easter at Portico Church // April 21st // 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am

PORTICO KIDS | WHAT TO EXPECT

The Nursery | A Safe Place for our Littlest Ones (6 Weeks Old - Crawling)

The Nursery is a safe place for our youngest Portico kids. Volunteers in the Nursery will spend time playing, talking, reading, singing and praying with your little one. Napping is a common pastime in the Nursery too, and there is a dedicated room dedicated to sleepy little ones.

To serve you best, please label all of your child’s things before dropping them off. Volunteers are happy to change your child’s diaper. Volunteers are also happy to give your child a bottle or snack from home. Please have as much of the bottle prepared ahead of time with water in a container and the formula pre-measured. Volunteers are not able to leave the room to get or heat bottles or water during the service.

The Corner | For Walkers - Children Under 3 Years Old

Kids in the Corner  engage in free play for the first part of service.  Approximately halfway through the service, volunteers prepare a snack for toddlers. All of the snacks provided are peanut-free and made in peanut-free factories. Please be sure to indicate any food allergies your child has during check in. Volunteers will check for allergies listed on your child’s security sticker. Families are welcome to provide a peanut-free snack from home.

Snack time is a great opportunity to share the Gospel, the good news of Jesus, with children. Volunteers will also pray for and with the children, teach the lesson for the week, help the children with memory verses, and sing songs.  

Following snack time, kids continue to play until it is time for them to be picked up. Parents/guardians should receive a take-home sheet and memory verse card for each new lesson.

The Theater, Station, & Playground |  For Kids 3 Years Old - 3rd Grade

When kids arrive in their rooms, they will participate in session starters, relationship building, and completing an activity sheet until the service starts. Kids  can also give their offering in their rooms during this time.

Large Group | A Time For Worship & Learning

When the service begins, children from the Theater, Station, and Playground gather in the Theater, Room 100 for Large Group. Large Group includes learning the Big Picture of the lesson, watching a Bible Story Video, a time of Worship, hearing The Gospel: God’s Plan for Me, practicing the Key Passage (memory verse), and prayer.

Classroom Time | Applying The Lesson

After Large Group, kids return to their rooms to talk about the Bible Story, participate in games and activities, write on their journal pages, and pray.

Kids in the Theater, Station, and Playground have a snack. All of the snacks provided are peanut-free and made in peanut-free factories. Please be sure to indicate any food allergies your child has during check in. Volunteers will check for allergies listed on your child’s security sticker. Families are welcome to provide a peanut-free snack from home.

The Lodge |  For Kids 4th - 6th Grade

When kids arrive in their rooms, they will participate in session starters, relationship building, and completing an activity sheet until the service starts. Kids can also give their offering in their rooms during this time.

Large Group | A Time For Worship & Learning

Kids in the Lodge remain in their room for their Large Group time. Large Group includes learning the Big Picture of the lesson, watching a Bible Story Video, hearing The Gospel: God’s Plan for Me, watching and talking about the Discussion Video, practicing the Key Passage (memory verse), and prayer.

Small Group | Experiencing The Lesson

After Large Group, kids participate in Bible review, games and activities, write on their journal pages, and pray.

Worship

When the sermon ends, kids in the Lodge attend "big church" worship in the Auditorium, and are picked up by parents/guardians from the Auditorium's Mezzanine (Balcony) at the end of service.