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Summer Programming Begins SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

Completed 1st - 5th Grade Families


If you just completed 1st-5th grade, you're invited to hang out with us on Sunday mornings at our Gadgets & Gizmos Garage … a fun place this summer to discover we are uniquely wired and wonderfully made! 
This summer, we have overhauled The Backyard environment into a backyard garage!  Our Gadgets & Gizmos Garage is a great place to hang out and be creative with us and experience all kinds of cool ways God made us to be creative.
Creativity is imagining what you could do because you’re made in God’s image. No doubt many of you have heard the term before—‘made in God’s image’ - but have you ever thought about what that could mean? 
See you Sunday at the G&G Garage.


How Can You Help This Summer?

We give our small group leaders a much-deserved break over the summer.  With their absence as well as many other leaders gone due to traveling and family vacations, we need your help as we continue to run awesome programming for your children.  
If every parent volunteered to serve in one of our environments or classrooms for 2 weeks, we would cover all of our needs.  
You do not need to prepare anything!  Just come and be willing to have a blast learning right alongside our kids.  This link (and the one below) will take you to our Sign-up Genius so you have the opportunity to play a part in the wonderful things happening in our environments. This is a great way to see if you might be interested in serving in our NextGen Ministry in the fall.  Sign-up and simply serve 2 weeks over the summer.


  Volunteer Sign Up
Looking forward to a great summer with your kids as we deepen our relationship with Jesus!


What is The Backyard?

The Backyard is a fun, creative environment for lower elementary (1st -3rd Grades) consisting of large group teaching and small groups where kids learn to make the wise choice, treat others the way they want to be treated, and to trust God no matter what!

When is The Backyard?

The Backyard is open during both services at 9:00 and 10:30. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to each service hour.  The 1st - 3rd grade kids remaining with us for 2 hours will engage in a variety of activities building community and teaching Biblical truths in the 123 Explorations Room. 

Where is The Backyard?

The Backyard is located downstairs to the left of worship center. Just follow the hallway to the very end and you’ll be there!

Why is The Backyard Significant?

We are committed to pursuing strategic relationships by placing a third voice to speak into each child’s life. We have amazing small group leaders who are committed to pour into your child’s life, to partner with you, and to cheer you on as you help them discover who they are and where they belong in God’s big story.

What about my child’s safety and security?

All of our Backyard leaders have completed an application process, including a background check because we want you to feel safe when leaving your child in our care. Additionally, leaders receive training on safety guidelines and emergency procedures.


Our electronic check in system ensures safe drop off and pick up of your children. When you check in each week, your child will receive a security sticker with their name, allergy/health information and a randomly generated number. This number matches the pick up sticker printed for parents. If we need to reach a parent during the service, this number will be displayed on the screen in the Worship Center. The parent sticker is required for when picking up your child.

Still have more questions?

We’re happy to answer more of your questions regarding any of our environments. For more information, please contact us at .