InsideOut Age Groups

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Check-in

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Age Groups

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Events & Activities


 

Nursery

Newborns to 3 years old

It is our pleasure to care for your growing child. Here at Erie First we have a trained, dedicated staff of workers who want your child’s first years in the church to be a wonderful experience. We want to be instrumental in your child’s initial knowledge of God and His love for him or her.

All children are given age appropriate snacks while in the nursery. If for any reason you do not want your child to have what we have to offer, you may bring a snack of your choice. We will gladly give any food, bottle or drink to your child during their stay at the parents request. We do ask that any bottles or cups brought from home be labeled with your child’s name. We also strongly recommend that pacifiers be attached to the child to help prevent user mix-ups!

Policies & Procedures

Please take some time to review our Nursery Policies and Procedures. These policies have been set up for the comfort and safety of your child as well as for the workers.

Check-in

All children using the nursery need to be checked-in at The Ark before coming into the nursery. Sunday morning check-in begins at 8:45am. The nursery is also open on Wednesdays evenings from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

Facilities

Our nursery facilities are a part of Erie First Christian Academy's Early Education Center and we maintain their high standards for cleanliness and safety.

Nursery Policies & Procedures
General Guidelines
Safety Policies
Sickness/Illness Policy
Procedures

Baby Dedications

A Wonderful Expression to God

A child is a gift from God and twice a year we offer new parents an opportunity to offer your “gift” back to Jesus in loving submission and faithful obedience in one of our baby dedication services that take place during our Sunday morning service.

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During this special presentation, the child is recognized with their parents on stage and prayed over by the pastoral staff and church leadership. The families receive flowers and each child receives a commemorative gift.


We would love to have you participate in our next Child Dedication service!

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Note: Erie First does not perform water baptisms for children under twelve years of age.


 

Preschool

4 and 5 year olds

We have a dedicated staff of workers who want your child’s early years in the church to be a wonderful experience. We want to be instrumental in your child’s initial knowledge of God and His love for him or her.

We offer a range of fun and instructional activities for children in our preschool age group. Each week kids will have an opportunity to hear the Word of God, participate in classroom-based activities and enjoy our gymnasium and playland. Our desire is to make church a fun place that kids want to return to each week.

All preschool-aged children need to be checked-in at The Ark before coming going to their classrooms. Sunday morning check-in begins at 8:45am.

Our preschool facilities are a part of Erie First Christian Academy's Early Education Center and we maintain their high standards for cleanliness and safety.


 

Elementary - InsideOut Service

First through Fifth grade

We have a dedicated team of workers who want your child’s early years in the church to be a wonderful experience. We believe that children are not just the future of the church, but they can and should be an active part of the church today.

All elementary-aged children need to be checked-in at The Ark before going to their classrooms. Children not attending the education hour should check-in for the InsideOut service prior to the 10:00am worship service. Sunday morning check-in begins at 8:45am.

We believe that worshipping God is best modeled as a family practice. Therefore, we encourage families to worship together during our Sunday 10:00am worship service. Children will be dismissed from the worship service to the InsideOut service by our children's department.

Our InsideOut service is a dynamic, fun-filled and Bible-focused service designed especially for kids. Taking place in our InsideOut Chapel and featuring music, lights, puppets, skits, video and more- our children's service is a great way for kids to experience God and discover His love for them. Our goal is to make church a fun and meaningful experience that kids look forward to coming to all week long.