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Children's Ministry

Saxonburg Memorial Church welcomes your family!  We believe that children are a gift from God.  Our passion is to not only have a safe and fun experience for your child but for them to develop a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. With child care from birth through 5th grade, we hope and pray that you and your child feel God’s love and peace with our ministry.

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Vacation Bible School

VBS is a fun, week-long, evening event for kids Pre-K - entering 6th Grade. They will hear bible stories, sing, dance, make crafts, play games and have snacks all while learning the deep love of their Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe this week is a powerful week in the life of a child as they have the opportunity to ask Jesus into their heart. This year's VBS is June 10-14. More info and register HERE.

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Family Playgroup+ Nature Explorers Club (Summer)

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10am. We gather to pray for and play with one another. This gives all of us an opportunity to socialize and share community with one another. Bring your kids, and pack a lunch! We do lots of nature outings, art projects, and enrichment. More details HERE.

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Summer Camps!

Church camp is a great way for kids to grow closer to our Creator God. Check out these local options. Contact the church for questions and to inquire about scholarships.

 

Camp Lambec


Seneca Hills Bible Camp


Camp Crestfield

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Nursery (6 mos - Pre-K)

Each week during our 10:00 service, we offer nursery care for our littlest believers. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the worship service! If you’d like to use the nursery it begins partway through service, with Sunday School. The nursery is located downstairs off of fellowship hall.

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Sunday School

During our 10 am service, children Preschool – 5th grade are dismissed after the children’s sermon to go to a classroom for bible stories, crafts and games. Pre-K – 2nd grade meet downstairs. 3rd – 5th grade meet in the Roebling House (our office building right next door!).

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Children’s Sermon /Kids in Worship

Nestled in the middle of the 10 am service, our children are invited to participate in worship by listening to a brief (and entertaining) children’s message. Many congregation members have articulated how much they enjoy seeing the children being themselves in front of the church. Materials are provided in canvas bags located in the main entrance for children who remain in worship for the entirety of the service.

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Our Facilities

Welcome to our church! There are restroom facilities equipped with changing tables located upstairs and downstairs, along with child size toilets in the nursery. A “Family Room” is available for the comfort of nursing mothers, babies, toddlers, siblings, and parents who need the freedom to move about during a worship service (a tinted window in the room looks into the sanctuary and a speaker makes the message audible for those inside.). Sunday school classrooms and nursery rooms contain developmentally appropriate materials and caring, qualified adults. Recently the church upgraded the playground with new equipment!

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Nature Explorers Club
Summer 2024

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 10 am
June 25 - Augu
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Meeting places vary.

Nature Explore Families' Club at SMPC offers parents and children a chance to learn more about nature and explore its elements through the Nature Explore Families' Club. The club will meet on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 10am, June 25 through August, 2024. The Nature Explore Families' Club is open to all children in Saxonburg and their families. Attend as many or as few meetings as works for your family. Join us any time!

The goal of the Families’ Club is to help children and families explore and connect with the natural world,
and spend quality time together outdoors. Fun activities that Families’ Club participants take part in include learning
about several aspects of trees, going on a nature treasure hunt, discovering the wonder of clouds, and much more. “It is vitally important for children to learn to appreciate nature at an early age, and to be encouraged to explore
the natural world with their parents and family members,” said John Rosenow, Development Director of
Dimensions Foundation. “The Nature Explore Families’ Club was designed to strengthen various learning
skills, foster children’s sense of wonder, and help families make close connections with nature.”

 

Nature Explore is a national nonprofit program of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, which
works collaboratively with a network of organizations throughout the nation. Our goal is to help nature
become an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning. Nature Explore provides research-based workshops, design consultations and resources created to support programs as they continue to connect children and families to the wonders of nature.

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