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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





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

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 3rd 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 four 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 at the end of the school year.  We present trophies during the worship services 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








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


Mid-Week Choir & Clubs

Mid-Week Choir & Clubs

Choir & Clubs begin on Wednesday, September 11!

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

This program is for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The choir rehearses on Wednesdays from September through March 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 March.   

A registration fee of $20 per child is due in September in preparation for the musical.  


Wednesday Night Children's Clubs :: 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 2019 & 2020 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 StocKar Derby is the highlight of the year.


Events 2018-19

Events 2018-19

 Fall Fun Fair :: October 30, 2019

Angel Breakfast :: December 7, 2019

This annual event for young children (aged 2 to 2nd grade) and their families is a perfect way to usher in the Christmas season.  Come for a delicious breakfast followed by a fun family Christmas craft and a live Nativity.  Space is limited, and tickets are required for this event.  

STOCKADE StoCKar Derby :: sATURDAY mARCH 7, 2020

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

children's choir Musical :: Friday, March 13 and Sunday, March 15, 2020

We invite you to experience the joy and excitement of our Children's Choir performance.  

vacation Bible school 2019 :: June 22-26, 2020

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 Closing Program and Carnival :: Friday, June 26, 2020  

(see more details on our VBS information page)

PRESCHOOL MINI-CAMP :: dates JULY 21-23, 2020

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 form HERE




Vacation Bible school :: June 22-26, 2020

Join us for a week-long, life-changing adventure as we learn about survival skills for life from the book of Proverbs. This FREE program is for children entering 1st through 6th grade. 

Online registration begins on May 1, 2020!

VBS Closing Program and Carnival :: Friday Evening, June 26. Families are invited to join us for the closing program of VBS with songs, skit finale, VBS slide show and then join us on the lawn for some great carnival games, food, and fun.

PRESCHOOL MINI-CAMP :: dates July 21-23, 2020

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.


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 2019-20 Brochure is now available!  Click here to download.

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