This child-friendly worship service is open to children of all ages. All children who want to participate will be provided with a costume. Participation is as simple as moving to the front of the sanctuary during the appropriate hymn. You will pick up costumes and instructions in the Fellowship Hall on Christmas Eve.
Kids-infant to 4th grade
Children of all ages are welcome in worship. We hope that your children will have an opportunity to experience worship many times. For those who prefer that their infants not be in worship we offer two other options.
- Quiet Room – this room is located just outside the glass doors to the sanctuary and is available at all services. It has a speaker system so that you can hear what is going on in the service, and a large window so that you can watch the worship service. There are rocking chairs and toys in this room to help keep children of all ages entertained and soothed. We do not offer supervision in this room, so ask that a parent or other guardian be with any child in the quiet room.
- Nursery – This room is for children from birth to 36 months. It is supervised by paid and volunteer staff during all Sunday morning worship services, and some adult classes. There are toys, books and activities for young children.
Classes are provided for kids 3 years-8th grade during the 9:30 service during the school year. Kids are invited to come forward during the children’s message (if they are comfortable) at the beginning of the service. They are dismissed to their classes following the children’s message and their Sunday school teachers will meet them at the back of the sanctuary and take them to class.
The church nursery is staffed with paid and volunteer workers and is available during all worship services. Contact children’s ministry director Missy Setty with any questions at email@example.com.
Kid’s Events & Opportunities
Children’s Christmas Eve Parade – Our 5PM service on Christmas Eve includes a “no practice” Christmas pageant.
Sundae Sunday – The Sunday school children construct a 30 foot ice cream sundae, then eat it. All for fun! This occurs in February of each year.
Easter Egg Hunt – Dozens of 3 through 11-year-old children gather to hunt eggs, create Easter crafts and enjoy each other’s company.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) – This fun week of summer play and education takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. VBS is for is for ages 4 yrs. old – 6th Grade. The dates for 2018 are Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 2o. All children are welcome to attend, you do not need to be members of Brighton First to enjoy the fun at VBS! There is no charge for VBS.
Summer Musical Theater Project for Kids-Dates in August 2018 TBA. All kids are welcome–You do not have to be a member of Brighton First. The Annual Musical Theater Project is led by Susan Snow, Music Director at Brighton First. Susan has over 24 years experience as a Vocal Director and Accompanist, is currently the Music Director of Brighton First, and Vocal Director and Accompanist for Act 2 Theater Company of Pinckney High Schools. For more information contact Susan Snow, Music Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool Camps–First Steps Preschool offers 2 summer camps for preschoolers (June and August). They run Monday through Thursday and each offers a different fun-filled theme. Contact First Steps preschool director, Lisa Guise at email@example.com
First Steps Preschool
First Steps Preschool is a non-profit, creatively oriented preschool that helps to fulfill the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the 3 and 4-year old child. First Steps includes conversations and activities that will encourage children to grow in their understanding of God and his world.
First Steps Preschool is a rich learning environment where kids play, socialize and flourish in their understanding of God and his world. To enroll your child, or if you have any questions, call the preschool office at 810-227-0262 or email preschool director, Lisa Guise: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trunk or Treat – Candy for “Trick or Treaters” from 5 pm – 6 pm in our parking lot in October. All children welcome to dress up for Halloween and join us, do not need to be members to join in the fun!