Our Children’s Ministry teaches age-appropriate Bible lessons in the Sunday School classroom, during Children’s Choir and AWANA and offers fun events and programs for the whole family throughout the year. Fun-filled programs with a purpose take place during the summer months. For a greater description about a particular area, read below the schedule of activities.
Age-groupings are based on the age of the child by August 15th of each school year according to the McMinn County Kindergarten age requirement. For any given class, children must be the age shown on/by Aug. 15th of the current year.) Promotion occurs church-wide in September.
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Babies – Kindergarteners: Nursery care
1st – 5th Graders: Attend worship with their parents
Nursery Care – Childcare at EBC is a cooperative effort. Every family using the nursery takes a turn in the six week rotation. Many others are in the rotation who serve because they love to minister to families. Every nursery caregiver is screened for security purposes through a background check.
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School (all on the main campus)
Babies – Ones (Walkers): Nursery
Twos, Threes, Fours-PreK5 and Kindergarten: Age-graded classes
First, Second, Third/Fourth, and Fifth grade: Sunday School classes
Sunday evenings 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. August – early May (Creasman Chapel facility)
Babies – younger Twos* – Nursery Care
*do not meet the age criteria for AWANA
AWANA stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” (Based on 2nd Timothy 2:15). The mission of this organization is to “reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.”
EBC Clubs meet most every Sunday (check the church calendar) from August through the first of May, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner for your children is available through the club year, at 5:00 p.m. Awards Night is held at the end of each club year (see calendar).
AWANA Club is made up of 3 segments* each night: Game Time, Handbook Time, and Council Time for 3rd-5th graders/Green Meadow for Kindergarten-2nd graders or Story Time for Preschoolers.
*AWANA WEEKLY SEGMENTS
The children love this segment more than anything else! They work with their team (Red Team, Yellow Team, Green Team, or Blue Team) and play games which teach them to work together and encourage one another.
HANDBOOK TIME/SPARKLE TIME
This is one of the most important segments of AWANA. Your child will receive a booklet with Scripture (NIV ) and other material to memorize. Your child brings this handbook each week. Go over the memory work with your child, including scripture references. By saying their memory verse to their leader, they will earn their handbook, uniform, and awards. This segment is crucial for spiritual growth.
COUNCIL TIME/GREEN MEADOW TIME/STORY TIME
During this segment, your child will hear a message from God’s Word. Each week, we will also talk about missions, looking at specific areas of world and missionaries who are serving Christ at home or abroad.
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Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. August – May (during the school year) Main Campus
Babies –Twos – Nursery Care
Threes – Kindergarten – Preschool Choir
Elementary – Children’s Choir
Children at EBC are very much involved in our Praise and Worship and sometimes sing during worship services. They meet throughout the school year most every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. (check the church calendar)
Preschool Choir is for children age three (3) through Kindergarten
Children’s Choir is first through sixth grades.
Sunday and Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Summer Break
Vacation Bible School, every age/see VBS: May 31 – June 5th
Babies –Twos: Nursery Care
Threes – Kindergarten: Preschool Summer Nights
Elementary: Kids Summer Nights
While school is out during the summer months, special activities and programs take place at Eastanallee to encourage our families with children to attend and bring friends. In summers past we’ve done “Wrangler Round-up” and “Treasure Seekers.” Two teams of volunteers work through the summer to plan, prepare, and share stories, games, crafts, and a snack! There is a Preschool Group for ages 3 – Kindergarten, and an Elementary Group as well.