Haymarket Church Kids
From Birth through Elementary School
All children are loved by God. At Haymarket Church, we seek to help children and their families build a solid foundation for a lifetime of faith while also equipping them to live as Christians today. Therefore, we seek to give children the tools that will help them mature in faith as they get older while also offering them opportunities to participate in ministry in the present.
By participating in the Kids’ Ministry at Haymarket Church, children learn stories of faith and begin to discover their own place in God’s story. They also learn habits and practices that are essential for a lifetime of faith – worship, prayer, communion, studying Scripture, service, and more.
COVID-19 has temporarily changed our regular programming. For the summer we are offering a mix of outdoor activities after our outdoor worship services and virtual meetings a few times a month as well. The Kids’ Ministry is offering lots of ways to connect and grow.
Click here to learn more about what our kids ministry looks like when we meet indoors in-person.
Connect with Haymarket Kids
Every Saturday morning we send our Haymarket Kids email. It includes any announcements for upcoming events, links to our Kids Zoom Hangouts, weekly customized 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 a few times a month at 9am for all ages. During this time we play games, and do activities that help reinforce the week’s lesson. The Tweens meet once a month for a fun virtual event on Zoom.
Each month we send out a mailing that includes the lessons for each week as well as crafts or activities for each week. These materials complement the videos that we put out every week on Saturday mornings for you to watch at your convenience.
Each week, the family activities for PK/K and Elementary are posted, as well as other parenting resources to support your family. We also post links to the Kids Ministry Zoom links, reminders for special events, and other info you may find helpful.
Upcoming Kids Ministry Schedule (PK-5th)
AUGUST 1: 8:30 am – GREAT FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS!
In-Person Outdoor Worship at Haymarket ES Playground (with GameTime after for the kids)
AUGUST 8: 10 am – In-person Indoor Worship at Haymarket Elementary School
AUGUST 15: 9 am – Virtual Sunday School
AUGUST 22: 10 am – In-person Indoor Worship at Haymarket Elementary School
AUGUST 29: 9 am – Virtual Sunday School
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom links or details about any of the activities.
- Virtual Sunday School: A few times a month at 9-9:40 am. 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. See above for upcoming schedule.
- Tweens Hangout: One Sunday a month the Tweens (3rd – 5th graders) meet at 1 pm for a special virtual event. We enjoy a time to play games and have fun together.
To participate in any of these Zoom Hangouts please send an email to our Kids Ministry Director at email@example.com.
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)