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SUNDAY Morning Ministries:


10:30am NURSERY for newborns- young toddler (ages 0-3)


10:30am TODDLER CHURCH for all potty-trained toddlers (ages 3-5)


9:00am-11:30am KIDS CHURCH for all kindergarten-5th Graders


A special summer program called "Toy Bible Stories" will be running for  summer 2021 Kids Church.  Summer program will run from 9-11:30am (covering both the 9am & 10:30am worship services each Sunday).  Children are invited to attend for the full 2.5 hours, or any portion of the program that fits into their family's worship schedule. 




Ministry Locations:

Kids Church: Downstairs in the Kid's Ministry Area. 

Nursery: Drop-off located in the main hallway.

Toddler Church: Located across from the Church Office.



Kid's Ministry Leaders

  • Children's Ministries Director: Pamela Hales
  • Nursery Coordinator: Heather Krueger
  • Toddler Coordinator: Hannah Krueger
  • Kids Church Leader: Louise Overbeck, Kandy Morris & Pamela Hales



Questions can be directed to Pamela Hales, Children's Ministry Director

at (989) 245-0450 or to the MWC Church Office at (989) 643-3000.




Discovery Kids Ministry

Discovery Kids @ Merrill Wesleyan are: Unpacking God's Faithfulness


Our Vision: Through the Children's Ministry of MWC, we want our KIDS to know, grow, and show God’s love! 


Our Mission: We will equip, train, and provide a safe place for our KIDS to...

  • K – Know Jesus Christ personally
  • I – Increase in the knowledge of His Word
  • D – Develop friendships
  • S – Serve God


We know that YOU as the parent, are God’s chosen, primary spiritual guide for your children (Deuteronomy 6:5-6). We want to partner with you so that together we can help your child be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. It is our goal to provide a safe and loving environment for your child. We train and screen everyone who works with your children. We welcome your questions and input.



REGISTER for AWANA Clubs @ MWC by clicking the logo below!


AWANA Clubs at Merrill Wesleyan Church

Merrill Wesleyan Church began using AWANA for its Sunday night children’s programing in September of 2015.  The curriculum was found to be solid, Bible-based, and easy to teach.  The children respond well to the materials and are engaged as the curriculum is presented.  


MEETING TIMES:
AWANA Club at MWC runs from September 15th, 2019 through April 26th, 2020 and meets on Sunday nights from 5:30-7 PM.  Each year an AWANA calendar is made available to students & parents.


AGE RANGE for MWC AWANA:

All Preschoolers (Age 4) through 5th Graders are eligible & highly encouraged to participate in our MWC AWANA program!  Note: If you have children older than 5th Grade, MWC APEX youth group also runs on Sunday nights from 5:30-7 PM for all 6th-12th Graders!  Adult Bible Studies are often available as well!


MWC AWANA VOLUNTEERS:

All MWC AWANA staff are volunteers and have completed MWC child protection forms (including reference checks), have been cleared by DHS and have completed a State of Michigan background check.


TRANSPORTATION to AWANA:

MWC will do our best to meet transportation needs related to students desiring to attend AWANA .  Please contact the church office at (989) 643-3000.


There are NO costs associated with MWC AWANA.
 


About AWANA Clubs International:


AWANA’s MISSION STATEMENT:

“To help churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve God."


AWANA ACRONYM:

“Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed”.


 The AWANA acronym was derived from 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

 

AWANA CLUB STRUCTURE: 


1) GAME TIME

 

2) LARGE GROUP TIME (includes worship and Bible Stories)

 

3) SMALL GROUP TIME (kids work in their AWANA handbooks, memorize Bible verses, and learn to apply God’s truths to their lives with the help of loving leaders and helpers)




For more information about AWANA Clubs International, Inc. please visit: www.awana.org