COVID-19 has temporarily suspended all in-person gatherings of Haymarket Church. The Kids Ministry is offering lots of ways to still connect and grow.
Click here to learn more about what our kids ministry looks like when we meet in person.
Every Wednesday and Saturday, we send our Haymarket Kids emails. They include any announcements, links to our Kids Zoom Hangouts, Video Lessons for both PK/K and Elementary, and also family activities for the kids that tie into the week’s lesson.
To keep connected with the kids we have Zoom Hangouts for all ages. Virtual Sunday School is biweekly on Sunday afternoons for all ages. The Tweens have biweekly Hangouts on the off weeks. We also have Storytime weekly on Fridays for the younger kids (currently on a break for the summer).
Each week, the family activities for PK/K and Elementary are posted as well as other resources to support your family. Lots of fun activities are posted during the week as well as parenting resources as well as the links to the Zoom gatherings and reminders.
Help for Talking to your Children about Race
These resources are from Orange (who writes our Sunday School curriculum):
Why You Need to Talk About Race With Your Kids (Podcast)
Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality (Blog Post)
How To Talk To Kids About The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Blog Post)
Talking to Children About Racial Bias (From the American Academy of Pediatrics)
How to talk to kids about racism: An age by age guide (From todaysparent.com)
27 Books that talk about racism (From todaysparent.com)
Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism (From Sesame Street and CNN)
Anti-Racism Resources (From Illustrated Ministry)
Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism (From PBS Kids)
Sundays this Summer
Here is the summer schedule to help you keep track and mark your calendars.
July 5 – No meeting (4th of July weekend)
12 – Virtual SS
19 – Tweens
26 – Virtual SS — VBS Sunday
- Virtual Sunday School: Every other Sunday at 1 pm
All ages (PK-5th grade) meet together for games and activities that go along with their lesson for the week. During the call we split into two groups with the PK/K and the Elementary kids.
- Tweens Hangout: On the Sundays that all ages don’t meet just our Tweens (3rd – 5th graders) meet instead at 1 pm. We enjoy a time to play games and have fun together.
- Story Time: We are currently on a break for the summer. We will resume in the fall. Every Friday at 10 am we have a virtual story time for the younger kids. We play a game, read a few books and a Bible Story.
To participate in any of these Zoom Hangouts please send an email to our Kids Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.