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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

"Sharing God's Deep Gladness in Renewing All Things."
INFANT NURSERY

 Mountain Fellowship is happy to offer an Infant Nursery for children who are 6 weeks - 24 months old. 

The Infant Nursery Room is located down the hall from the Main Auditorium, in the "Bridge Room" across from the Library. 

TODDLER NURSERY

The Toddler Nursery is now available to better serve our growing body of children! The Toddler Nursery is available starting at 10:15 during Worship for children who are 2 and 3 years old. 

The Toddler Nursery Room is located at the end of the hall in the "Art Room," next door to the Infant Nursery Room. 

Children in the Toddler Nursery will be learning about the Lord through "Show Me Jesus."

 

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL

Mountain Fellowship is pleased to provide a Children's Chapel Service. This is available during the sermon for children ages 4 through kindergarten. 

Children will be dismissed during the service and can come to Cafeteria for Children's Chapel. 

Children's Chapel will be learning about the Lord through "Teach Me To Worship."

NURSERY ILLNESS POLICY

Attention Parents: If your child has a cold, a colored runny nose, a fever of 99.6 or greater, a contagious rash, diarrhea, vomiting or any other illness, you may not drop them off in the nursery. Your child must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to the nursery. If your child becomes ill while in the nursery, we will text you to come get your child. Thank you. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS INFORMATION

Adult Class (Girl Scout Room): Gospel Identity

Youth Class (Dance Room): Gospel Identity

Infant Nursery: Care available in the 2nd to last classroom on the left during Sunday School

PreSchool Class (Toddler Nursery Classroom- last room on the left): "Show Me Jesus"

Kindergarten - 1st Grade (Cafeteria): "The Jesus Storybook Bible"

2nd - 3rd Grades (Small Bookroom): "Gospel Story"

4th - 5th Grades (Library): "Gospel Story"

 

NURSERY MINISTRY FAQ'S FOR PARENTS

What is our goal?

Our goal is to nurture your child physically, emotionally and spiritually, and to keep them safe and loved. 

What ages do we serve?

The Nursery Ministry at Mountain Fellowship welcomes families with children ages 6 weeks through 3 years. 

What time are we open? 

Nursery is open for Sunday School beginning at 8:55 a.m. through the close of worship around 12:00 p.m.  Please note that Sunday School does not meet in the summer months. 

Where are the Nursery Classrooms?

Infants (6 weeks - 24 months) meet in the "Bridge Room" which is the next to last classroom on the left. Toddlers (2-3 year olds) meet in the "Art Room" which is the last room on the left.

How do we check in?

There is a sign in sheet on the table inside the nursery room door. Please fill out the information on the sign in sheet and include a phone number. This will allow the nursery worker to text a parent if needed. 

Who cares for the children? 

There is at least one paid worker and one volunteer in each nursery. The adult to child ratio is 1 adult for every 3 children.

Is a snack served?

Yes. The nursery is nut free. We typically serve water and goldfish crackers. We also keep gluten free snacks on hand. If your child has an allergy, dietary restrictions or carries an epi-pen, please notify the nursery worker. Also, let us know if your child carries his or her own snack. 

Is there a space for nursing mothers?

Yes. The "Small Book Room" across the hall from the Infant Room is a quiet space for mothers needing to nurse. Please feel free to nurse wherever you feel most comfortable. 

What about pick-up time?

Children should be picked up at the conclusion of worship service. Only parents or adult caregivers may pick up their children. Please do not send siblings for pick-up. 

Are siblings allowed to help in the nursery?

Older siblings are welcome, but the nursery workers and volunteers reserve the right to send them back to the worship service if necessary.

NURSERY MINISTRY FAQ'S FOR PARENTS

What is our goal?

Our goal is to nurture your child physically, emotionally and spiritually, and to keep them safe and loved. 

What ages do we serve?

The Nursery Ministry at Mountain Fellowship welcomes families with children ages 6 weeks through 3 years. 

What time are we open? 

Nursery is open for Sunday School beginning at 8:55 a.m. through the close of worship around 12:00 p.m.  Please note that Sunday School does not meet in the summer months. 

Where are the Nursery Classrooms?

Infants (6 weeks - 24 months) meet in the "Bridge Room" which is the next to last classroom on the left. Toddlers (2-3 year olds) meet in the "Art Room" which is the last room on the left.

How do we check in?

There is a sign in sheet on the table inside the nursery room door. Please fill out the information on the sign in sheet and include a phone number. This will allow the nursery worker to text a parent if needed. 

Who cares for the children? 

There is at least one paid worker and one volunteer in each nursery. The adult to child ratio is 1 adult for every 3 children.

Is a snack served?

Yes. The nursery is nut free. We typically serve water and goldfish crackers. We also keep gluten free snacks on hand. If your child has an allergy, dietary restrictions or carries an epi-pen, please notify the nursery worker. Also, let us know if your child carries his or her own snack. 

Is there a space for nursing mothers?

Yes. The "Small Book Room" across the hall from the Infant Room is a quiet space for mothers needing to nurse. Please feel free to nurse wherever you feel most comfortable. 

What about pick-up time?

Children should be picked up at the conclusion of worship service. Only parents or adult caregivers may pick up their children. Please do not send siblings for pick-up. 

Are siblings allowed to help in the nursery?

Older siblings are welcome, but the nursery workers and volunteers reserve the right to send them back to the worship service if necessary.

PARENT RESPONSIBILITY

Coming to the Nursery

 

What to bring:

· diaper bag (Your child’s diaper bag ensures that your child receives only his/her bottle/cup and wears only his/her own diaper. This is very important as many children have allergies and sensitivities, even to specific brands of diapers.)

· three to five diapers

· a plastic bag for wet diapers (if cloth diapers are used)

· plastic bottles or sippy cup (enough for child’s stay)

· a pacifier if he/she is accustomed to one (please include a holder to attach pacifier to child’s clothing)

· a change of clothing, including undergarments

· The diaper bag and all bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups should be labeled with your child’s name.

· If your child has food allergies, include “safe” approved snacks and any health plan information and emergency medications such as an EpiPen or Benadryl. Please note: parents will be immediately contacted if there is any indication of an allergic reaction and will be responsible for dispensing medication or providing further medical treatment.

 

Health:

For the safety of every infant, we ask that parents attending church with an infant younger than 6 weeks old keep their child with them. Once an infant is 6 weeks old, they may be brought to the nursery.

Coming Soon! The library/conference room with audio of the worship services will be available to new and nursing mothers and infants.

If your child is not feeling well, please keep him/her with you. We cannot allow children in the nursery if they are sick. We feel that:

  • Mom or dad best comforts a child who is sick.

  • Well children should not be exposed to sick children.

  • The teacher cannot teach and take care of a sick child at the same time.

  • NOTE: Our policy will not allow nursery workers to dispense medication to your child under any circumstances.            

 

Please do not bring a child to the nursery that has any of the following symptoms:

  • a runny nose with discolored mucus

  • an above normal temperature (over 99.6)

  • an irritating cough that has persisted for more than 48 hours

  • drainage in the eyes, conjunctivitis, or pink eye

  • irritability and fever due to immunizations in the last 24 hours

  • undiagnosed rashes or eruptions of unknown origins

  • diarrhea or vomiting within 24 hours

  • irritability and pulling at ears

  • parasites such as lice, mites or ringworm

 

NOTE: if your child has been sick earlier in the week the 24 hour rule applies: if a child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours, without fever for 24 hours, and shows no other symptoms for 24 hours, it is considered safe for them to be in a nursery setting.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Mountain Fellowship has zero tolerance for abuse in its programs and ministry activities. It is the responsibility of every employee/volunteer in children and youth ministries to act in the best interest of all minors in every program.

 

To view a copy of our Child Protection Policy and Procedures, please CLICK HERE.

 

If you have questions, concerns or complaints, please contact Stacy Payne, Children's Ministry Director (423-762-0026), Doug Hamill, Deacon (423-580-3946) or Tracy Smith, Elder (423-488-5921).  

 

 

Questions?

Please contact Stacy Payne, Children's Ministry Director at 423-762-0026 or stacy@mtnfellowship.org