In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” At Merriman Road Baptist Church we take that commandment very seriously. We provide a welcoming, loving atmosphere and many different programs to encourage children to do just that: to come to Jesus. Children and their families are always welcome at Merriman Road Baptist Church. Please read on to see what we have to offer children in grades 1-6.
Our Mission Statement
The Children’s Ministries of Merriman Road Baptist Church exist for the purposes of teaching Biblical values, sharing God’s love and showing children how they can have a personal faith in Jesus Christ and live and grow as one of His disciples.
Our Current Situation:
Week of November 11:
On Sundays: Sunday: Yesterday we read the account of Jesus healing the 10 men with skin diseases and used it as a reminder to always remember to give thanks to the Lord. Next week, we will learn how to "Never cease giving thanks." As we look at the account of Paul and Silas in prison.
Wednesday: This Wednesday G.A.s and R.A.s will meet at 6. R.A.s will be having their annual R.A. Birthday Party and G.A.s will be learning about Clarkston, GA and the missionaries who live there, as well as the mission work being done there.
P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. Music Ministries have begun preparations for their Christmas Musical, the King and Me, to be performed on Sunday, December 9.
Children's Department Upcoming Events:
Saturday, October 13, 10-5: G.A.s will be running a table selling homemade candies and cotton candy at the Downtown Garden City Chili Cook off to raise money for camp and mission projects.
Thursday, October 25, 4-8: G.A.s will have a car the Garden City Business Alliance's Trunk or Treat Event.
Sunday, October 28, 12:30-4pm: The Fifth and Sixth Grade Bible Study Classes will be having a pizza lunch a silly candy swap and a trip to the cider mill and corn maze. Please see the fifth and sixth grade Bible study teachers for more details.
Sunday, November 18: TeamKID party to celebrate our last TeamKID until January. Details to come.
Wednesday, November 21, 6pm: Church-wide Thanksgiving service. There will be no fellowship meal and no children's programming this night.
December 5, 6-8pm: P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. will meet for 2 hours to prepare for their musical the following Sunday. G.A.s and R.A.s will not meet this Wednesday.
Saturday, December 8, am: P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. will hold its dress rehearsal for their Christmas Musical, the King and Me.
Sunday, December 9, 6pm: Children will perform their Christmas Musical, the King and Me, followed by a cookie and cocoa fellowship in the gym.
Wednesday, December 12: We will have our normal Wednesday night schedule, with R.A.s and G.A.s at 6 and P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. at 7.
Wednesday, December 19: G.A.s and R.A.s will meet for 2 hours. G.A.s will be going Christmas caroling at a local nursing home.
Wednesday, December 26 and Wednesday, January 2: There will be no programs for children or adults on these two Wednesdays.
The Children’s Department Weekly Schedule
9:30am Sunday School
11:00am Children’s Church
6:00pm Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action (mission groups)
7:00pm Children’s Choir
Summer notes: TeamKID does not meet in the summer and we have only one 7pm class on Wednesday night. Our mission groups and children’s choir alternate meeting at this time during the summer.
Our Children’s Programs
Not your traditional Sunday School. It’s fun! Using activities, crafts, music and more, kids explore the Bible from A-Z and everything in between! Children meet in small groups arranged according to grade. Bible Study is at 9:30 Sunday mornings.
Love sports? Love being active? TeamKID is just for you! TeamKID keeps you on your toes; teaching kids the Bible while doing fast-paced, high-energy activities. TeamKID meets September through May Sunday 4:45-7 pm.
Silly skits? Music just for kids? Fun Bible lessons? Games? Where can you find all that at church? In Children’s Church of course! Children’s Church is a worship service just for kids! We worship God and learn about His Word. Children’s Church meets at 11am Sunday mornings.
Royal Ambassadors (boys only) & Girls in Action (girls only)
You care about people and you love helping out. You also love to learn about different countries and cultures. If this sounds like you, check out our mission groups: Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action. In class, kids learn about missionaries and different places all over the world. Out of class, they learn to be missionaries by doing all kinds of mission projects. Both groups are split by grade level and meet on Wednesday nights from 6 to 6:55.
P.R.O.C.L.A.I.M. Music Ministries
In Children’s Choir you can learn fun music, do puppets, play instruments, sing, do choreography and even act! Our Children’s Choir does two exciting presentations each year and has fun practicing for them every Wednesday night from 7 to 8 pm.
Along with our classes, we have lots of fun activities scheduled each year. Everything from slumber parties, camps and carnivals to serving in various service projects throughout the community. There is truly something for every kid at Merriman Road Baptist Church!