Children's Ministry

Kids are important to us! All of the kids here at East Hills and The Grove, add to the richness, energy, and creativity of our church. We offer children's programs run by trained volunteers with a desire to share Jesus love with others. Your child's safety is a priority to us, and because of that, everyone who serves in Children's Ministry undergoes a thorough background check.

when you arrive

We offer programs for kids newborn through grade 5, both Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.  When you arrive at East Hills, you can head directly downstairs to the double doors at the North end of the building to check your children in for the service. You and your child will be given matching ID tags and you can escort your birth through preschool age children directly to their classrooms, elementary age children will worship with you upstairs until they are dismissed to their class.

newborn - 2 years old

We offer an excellent nursery for children from birth through age 2. The nursery opens 15 minutes before the service begins. Your baby will be welcomed at the door by trained staff. You can leave your child's diaper bag in a cubby, and be assured that we will page you during the service if your child needs a diaper change or just some reassurance.

3 years old - pre-k:

After signing your kids in you will find that our preschool class is a fun and cheerful room full of age appropriate toys. You can drop off your children at the doorway and be assured that our trained volunteers are excited to present a meaningful and creative program designed to express the reality of Christ's love to each child. Your preschooler will be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities geared to reinforce the days lesson and will enjoy play time with friends. Enjoy the service, if your child needs you we will page you. You can pick your child up in the preschool room when the service ends.

kindergarten - 5th grade

Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
— Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)

Elementary age kids get to worship with us upstairs  as we begin our gathering. When they are dismissed they can follow their teacher downstairs to their classroom for an engaging lesson aimed to help them develop a deep and real relationship with Jesus. We are thankful that you allow us to partner with you as you "train up your child". When the service is over you can pick your child up in their class.

Interested in more information? Contact Joleen Runnels.