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Redeemer Kids

“CHILDREN’S CHILDREN ARE A CROWN TO THE AGED, AND PARENTS ARE THE PRIDE OF THEIR CHILDREN.”
PROVERBS 17:6
Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, kids classes on Sunday are suspended. That said, we have many ways we are strategizing to involve and disciple parents and kids on Sunday morning and throughout the week. Contact April McMurray at april@churchotr.com for more info. The classes you see listed below will resume once it is safe again to do so.

Kids On Sundays

We provide rooms for children ages 0-5 in classrooms near the sanctuary. There is a welcome desk immediately to the right upon entering where we will gather a bit of information about your child and check them in with our security system that ensures only you are allowed to pick up your child. Please let us know of any allergies or concerns you may have for your child at this point. You may leave a number for us to text you if any issues  arise during the service. If you are more comfortable taking your 0-5 year old into the service with you, they are certainly a welcome part of our time together.
We invite kids Kindergarten and up to join us in the sanctuary for worship. We love kids and know they are a vital (and even noisy and energetic!) part of our church family. While we know this can be a challenge for parents at times, we believe there is beauty in children learning to worship with their parents. We do our best to integrate children into the service by providing age-appropriate worship activity sheets and integrating messages especially for them in the sermons. For more info on the importance of kids in worship for the future of their faith, listen here.
0-18 Months Old
We have a loving staff of nursery volunteers ready to care for the littlest ones. We have plenty of age appropriate toys and books, but please send a bag with any additional items (bottles, sippy cups, snacks, diapers) your child may need labeled with his or her name.
19 mONTHS - 2 yEARS old
In the toddler room, we will have volunteers ready to provide your child with a fun playtime as well as a short, age-appropriate bible lesson and activities. We will provide a small snack and water cups during the class. If needed, please send any additional items your child may need (diapers, an extra set of clothes, sippy cup), labeled with his or her name.
Preschool
In the preschool room, our 3-5 year olds will have fun with activities, an age-appropriate Bible lesson and video, games, and snacks.
Kindergarten - 3RD Grade
We try to balance having kids in worship alongside more kid-friendly bible teaching. So, following the announcements and right before the sermon, we invite kids Kindergarten-3rd grade into a more age-specific class for instruction. Kids will be dismissed to a room adjacent to the worship space, and will be brought back in before the end of the service.
4TH-5th Grade
Like the K-3rd grade, 4th and 5th grade are dismissed to their own class following the announcements and right before the sermon in the worship service. While there, these kids will read and discuss the same Bible passage being discussed that day in the main worship service in a way that is more age-appropriate. Kids will be brought back in before the end of the service.