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“Significance of the Family” is one of the 7 core values of Holy Trinity Church. Kid City is our ministry to children created to support this value. We want Kid City to reflect our desire to see the gospel grow in our community and show our commitment to support parents as they provide for the spiritual nurture of their children. 


 

FALL SCHEDULE

Our regular Kid City programming will begin again on September 8th at 9:30am. 

9:30 and 10:40 a.m. Nursery
Blue Line Trains (0-3 years old)

The Blue Line Train is our nursery that is available throughout the duration of the 9:30 and 10:40 ministry hours. We do not view the nursery simply as childcare, but an opportunity to offer even our youngest children a foundation of Jesus. Our ministry continually changes as we do our best to serve our current families. Because we have a solid, growing group of toddlers, during the 10:40 hour we began a new curriculum last year. We are teaching "big picture" themes using "The Big Picture Story Bible" as our guide.  Each week, toddlers hear a lesson, work on memorizing a Bible verse and complete a coloring page.  

As soon as a child turns 3 years old, he/she is welcome to join the Green Line at 9:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.  Any 3 year olds who have difficulty sitting in the service are welcome in the nursery until their Kid City class begins part way through the 10:40 service.


9:30 a.m. Sunday School
Green Line Train (preschool, ages 3–5)
Red Line Train (kindergarten–2nd grade)
Orange Line Train (3rd–5th grade)

This fall, the Green Line and Red Line Trains will continue to be taught stories from the Old Testament. Because siblings are in both classes, we intentionally align the Bible stories to better support parents as they reflect on the lessons in their home with their children throughout the week. The Orange Line Train will study Philippians and will continue going through the New City Catechism. In addition to the Bible lesson, children in each class will memorize Scripture, do an activity/craft, enjoy a snack and hear a “Missions Moment,” which is an update about a Global Ministry Partner supported by Holy Trinity Church. Parents may drop their children off at the classroom at 9:30 a.m. and should pick them up at 10:20 a.m. Follow the colored signs and flags to find your child's classroom!


10:40 a.m. Worship Service
Green Line Train (preschool, ages 3–5)
Red Line Train (kindergarten - 2nd grade)

During the 10:40 service, children ages 3 through 2nd grade will be dismissed just prior to the sermon. Children will be asked to walk to the back of the sanctuary and meet their teacher who will escort them to the classroom. Parents can pick up their children from the classroom when the service ends. During this hour of ministry this year, the Green and Red Line Trains will study the same texts that the pastors will preach through: John and Genesis.  The 3rd Sunday of each month, both classes will pause the regular curriculum to learn and practice psalms, hymns and spiritual songs!   

  • Red Line will sing: Jesus Loves Me, The Lord Is My Shepherd, All Night, All Day, My God Is So Great, and play games using song. For Christmas: Mary Had a Baby, Silent Night, Angel Band, Away In a Manger. New Songs: Creature Praise, May the Blessing of God Be Upon You, Praise Him, Praise Him, Can't Nobody Love Me Like Jesus, He's Got the Whole World, Rejoice In the Lord Always.

  • Children in the Green Line music class will learn songs and rhymes about God and His creation. We will also better learn how to sing, speak and move as we learn how to praise God through music.

Orange Line Train (3rd–5th grade)

During the 10:40 service, a weekly handout called “Kid Connect” is available at the back of the sanctuary for children ages 3rd–5th grade. Kid Connect was created for older children who are transitioning from the Red Line Train and remaining in the service. It is our hope to engage these children more intentionally with aspects of the entire service and offer a learning aid appropriate for their age. It is also an opportunity for children to ask questions and personally apply what is being learned.

Music

Because all children attend at least the first part of our 10:40 service, we welcome them to participate as much as possible in musical worship as well as other parts of our worship together. If you would like to prepare by listening to some worship songs prior to this week's service (9/22/19), click on the following:

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy: https://youtu.be/X_XDNygNIkE

Lord I Need You: https://youtu.be/LuvfMDhTyMA

Wonderful Merciful Savior: https://youtu.be/dMuLcJT6jME

Offering Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Response Be Thou My Vision: https://youtu.be/jdBnu7OXk9g


Children’s Ministry Safety

We take our responsibility seriously when children are in our care. In order to help provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children and their families, the following documents have been instituted.

Adult Volunteer Application

Youth Volunteer Application

Child Protection Policy

Ministry Guidelines for Families


For additional information contact the Hyde Park Kids City Leadership Team at hpkidcity@htcchicago.org