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Children's Ministry

Our Children's Ministry Department offers a wide range of multi-faceted, age appropriate programs and classes for the spiritual, emotional and physical development of children ages newborn through 6th grade.

For more information on any of the events listed on this page, please contact: 

Beth Gundlach, Director or Cindy Benson, Assistant Director at MCC.

Phone: 209-527-4110 ext. 114

Email: children@mcclife.net

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Sundays


Sundays


Early Childhood

  • "Ducklings": Nursery -  8:30, 9:50 & 11:00 AM -- Newborn through around 12 months of age
  • "Turtles": Toddlers - 8:30, 9:50 & 11:00 AM -- Walking toddlers through around 24 mos.
  • "Frogs": Church Time - 8:30 & 11:00 AM -- For children 2 & 3 years old

Children's Church - 8:30 & 11:00 am

Offered for children 4 years old through 2nd grade. Children are dismissed partway through the Worship Service.

Sunday School - 9:50 AM

Sunday School is offered for children age 2 through 6th grade. The students are placed in classes according to grade level to provide an appropriate experience. We emphasize scripture memory through the "Well-Versed Kids" program. Our goal is to bring students into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.

Classroom Locations:  

  • Early Childhood in Bldg B: Infants, Toddlers, and 2's & 3's
  • 4's & 5's: D-102
  • 1st & 2nd grade: D-104
  • 3rd & 4th grade: D-209
  • 5th & 6th grade: D-210
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Well-Versed Kids


Well-Versed Kids


Well-Versed Kids :: Scripture Memory Program

Children in their elementary years have a great capacity to memorize just about anything.  What better concepts to memorize than the Word of God.  As they enter their adolescent years the Holy Spirit will use these verses to reach into their hearts and guide those important decisions they will ultimately face.

Our Well Versed Kids program for 1st through 6th graders has been adapted from the Navigators program by the same name.  The memory program is divided into six main topics and offers different levels of scripture memory.

The same concepts will be memorized over a 6 year period with the level of difficulty increasing as the children move up in grade.  Each level is repeated twice, giving the children two years to really cement these verses into their hearts and minds. 

Memorizing scripture is God’s idea.  Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”

Well Versed Kids Sunday is celebrated every year in May.  We present trophies during the worship services and in the Sunday school classrooms to celebrate the children's accomplishments.

6 main topics

  1. Understanding Salvation
  2. Knowing God
  3. Growing as a Christian
  4. Enjoying God
  5. Building Character
  6. Great Bible Truths

To download memory verses, click here

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The Scoop


The Scoop


The Children's Scoop is our newsletter sent home to families throughout the year.  We highlight our upcoming events and provide the verses for the Well-versed Kids Program.  Helpful articles for parents can be found on page 2.  We enjoy featuring our children and the many activities they participate in! 

To download The Scoop, click here...

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Mid-Week Choir & Clubs


Mid-Week Choir & Clubs


Children's Choir :: 5:45 - 6:45 PM

End of the Year Pizza Party: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 :: 5:45-6:45 PM

This program is for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The choir rehearses on Wednesdays from September through April to learn new songs and enjoy singing praises to our Lord.  They perform occasionally at our Sunday Morning church services and present a musical in the Spring.   

A Registration fee of $20 per child is due in September in preparation for the Musical.  

STAR QUEST-Search for Stolen Scriptures; a Scripture Memory Musical will be presented on Friday April 28th and Sunday April 30th.

Wednesday Night Children's Clubs :: 6:45 - 8:00 PM

End of the Year Celebrations and Ceremonies: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 :: 6:45-8:00 PM

These programs offer age-appropriate Bible teaching along with fun activities to encourage children in their spiritual growth.  The Children's Clubs are an 8-month program that follows the traditional school year, beginning in September and ending in April.  Open enrollment throughout the year.  
A Registration fee of $20 per child is due in September or upon joining the program.

  • F.R.O.G.S (Friends Relying on God) -  Children entering Kindergarten in 2016 & 2017 learn about Jesus through stories, games, activities, and leaders who care for them.
  • K.I.C.K.S (Kids in Christ's Kingdom) -  1st and 2nd graders grow through Bible stories, great leaders, games, activity books, and memory verses.  They are awarded achievement pins as they progress through this program.
  • Pioneer Girls (Pioneer Clubs) -  Girls in 3rd through 6th grade search God's word to find answers to everyday concerns.  They earn Bible badges as well as learn life skills through fun activities.
  • Stockade (Christian Service Brigade) - Our 3rd through 6th grade boys grow mentally, physically, and spiritually using God's Word. They earn badges and awards throughout the year.  Our annual Shape N Race pinewood derby is the highlight of the year.
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Events 2016-2017


Events 2016-2017


STOCKADE SHAPE N RACE :: sATURDAY mARCH 11, 2017

Join us for a fast-paced morning as we cheer on the Stockade boys and admire their creative cars.

PIONEER GIRL Ladies TEA PARTY :: SATURDAY MARCH 25, 2017

Our Pioneer Girls will enjoy hosting their moms, grandmas, aunts or other special lady at this special event.

children's choir Spring Musical :: Friday April 28th and Sunday April 30th

We invite you to experience the joy and excitement of our Children's Choir performance.  This year's musical will be Star Quest-Search for Stolen Scriptures; a Scripture Memory Musical.

vacation Bible school 2017 :: June 19-23, 2017

Join us for a week-long, life-changing adventure as we learn about the love of Jesus and make new friends through Bible stories, Bible verses, recreation, snacks and missions.  This FREE program is for children entering 1st through 6th grade.  Preregistration is required. 

VBS Kick Off Sunday and Open House :: Sunday, June 18, 2017

VBS Closing Program and Carnival :: Friday, June 23, 2017  

(see more details on our VBS information page)

PRESCHOOL MINI-CAMP 2017 :: dates JULY 18-20, 2017

A three-day Mini-VBS designed especially for children 4 & 5 years old. Music, crafts, Bible lessons, snacks and activities for preschoolers.  $20 per child.

JANA ALAYRA CONCERT ::  sEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Join us on Friday, September 29 at 6:00 PM for our Grand Opening Concert featuring Jana Alayra!  We invite your family to join us for this free children's concert as we celebrate the opening of our new Sanctuary.  Jana is a favorite with children around the world!

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VBS


VBS


SonHarvest County Fair

Vacation Bible school :: June 19-23, 2017

Join us for a week-long, life-changing adventure as we learn about the love of Jesus and make new friends through Bible stories, Bible verses, Recreation, Crafts, Snacks and Missions. This FREE program is for children entering 1st through 6th grade.  Preregistration is required by June 1st.

VBS Kick-Off Sunday & Open House :: Sunday Morning, June 18th :: Families are invited to join us for worship, sing some VBS songs, enjoy some tasty County Fair treats and take a tour of our amazing VBS classrooms.  You won't want to miss this exciting Sunday morning as we kick off our VBS week!

VBS Closing Program and Carnival :: Friday Evening, June 23rd :: Families are invited to join us for the closing program of VBS Songs, skit finale, VBS slide show and then join us on the lawn for some great carnival games, food, and fun.

Download a Registration Form HERE

PRESCHOOL MINI-CAMP :: dates July 18-20, 2017

A three-day Mini-VBS designed especially for children 4 & 5 years old. Music, crafts, Bible lessons, snacks and activities for preschoolers.  $20 per child.

Download a Registration Form HERE

 

 

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Lighthouse Preschool


Lighthouse Preschool


About Lighthouse

Lighthouse Preschool was established in 1996 as a ministry of Modesto Covenant Church. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that develops the whole child: socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. We believe that our low teacher-to-child ratio combined with developmentally appropriate curriculum will provide your child with the opportunities needed to take him or her to the next level of learning. 

The 2017-18 Brochure is now available!  Click here to download.

For more information, go to mcclighthouse.org