Kids Ministry | Memorial Park Church


Children's Ministries

Children’s Ministries strives to make your child’s time at Memorial Park Church the singular best hour of the week. Our mission is to come alongside parents as the primary spiritual influencers of their children, inviting them into life-changing and ever-growing relationships with Jesus Christ.

Using the TRU Kids curriculum, we provide a fun, safe environment for your child each week through: 

  • Upbeat music
  • Exciting stories
  • Community prayer
  • Engaging, age-appropriate activities

Our Programs

Reopening Updates
We are excited to launch in-person TRU Kids on September 13! Throughout this year, we will offer our programming for children birth - 5th Grade during the 9:00 service only. Spots are limited in each room and you must register ahead of time. Use the links below to sign up.
9/13/20 Registration
9/20/20 Registration
9/27/20 Registration

Our programs are held each week on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. Children’s Ministries utilizes the TRU curriculum by David C. Cook, helping children develop a TRU relationship with Jesus Christ:
  • Transformational: Our outstanding team of volunteers creatively and relevantly communicates The Big God Story in a caring, safe, and fun atmosphere each week
  • Relational: We seek to build friendships among the kids, leaders, and parents through outreach opportunities and activities throughout the year
  • Unstoppable: Kids are not too young to make a difference! We provide opportunities for kids to lovingly serve their neighbors near and far
TRU Kids is a time of Christ-centered, child-targeted learning for kids of all ages (Birth - 5th Grade). Our time begins with large group Bible teaching time (The Big God Story), followed by various connecting activities. Learn more about our TRU Kids classes below. If you're not on our TRU Kids email list, sign up here!

Our nurseries are available on Sunday mornings to provide safe, loving, fun, and comfortable environments for both you and your child. 

Our staff will walk, rock, read, feed, and play with the little ones to ensure that they are content while you worship. The nursery is made up of two main rooms:

  • Infant Nursery (crawlers, birth to approximately 12 months) in the main nursery by the sanctuary.
  • Toddler Nursery (walkers, 12-24 months), located in the Coral Reef, in the Children's Ministries wing of the church. 

A comfort room is also available for parents wanting to worship with their little ones, or for nursing mothers. The comfort room is adjacent to the infant nursery. 

TRU Blessings: 2 & 3 Year-Olds
Our 2 & 3 Year-Old class is held in the Woodlands in the Children's Ministries wing. Through sensory interaction, storytelling, joyful worship, and quarterly celebrations, your young one will learn the fundamental truth that God made them, loves them, and is with them.

TRU Wonder: 4 & 5 Year-Olds/Kindergarten
Our 4 & 5 Year-Old/Kindergarten classes are held in the Savanna in the Children's Ministries wing. Through exciting exploration, interactive storytelling, purposeful response time, and connecting through games and crafts, your child will experience the wonder of who God is!
TRU Story: 1st - 5th Graders
Our 1st & 2nd Grade class is held in the Mountains, and our 3rd - 5th Grade class is held in the Rec Room, both located in the Children's Ministries Wing. Engaging worship, impactful teaching, and interactive response activities make Tru Story a place where your kids learn about God's redemptive plan revealed through The Big God Story.
Are you interested in volunteering with TRU Kids? Our TRU Kids Leaders provide the passion and energy that make Sunday mornings run smoothly. The only qualification necessary is to love kids! If you are interested in leading, complete our online form here.

Volunteers are also required to obtain certain background clearances. Click Here to view our Child Protection Policy. If you have any questions regarding our policy or obtaining your clearances, contact Jessica Wendlandt, Early Childhood Coordinator.
Fall Family Celebration: Held in October, this event is for families of all ages to come together and celebrate the Harvest Season.

Advent Event: Every December we have a festive, family event to celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season, the birthday of our Savior!

Winter Fun Activity: This family event each year could be anything from snow tubing to visiting an indoor water park!

Resurrection Celebration: For Easter, join us in celebrating the greatest event of all timethe resurrection of Jesus Christ! We offer family-friendly activities that focus on the reason for the season, followed by a massive egg hunt.

Your Kids at Sunday Services

9:00 a.m. Worship Service
At our early service on Sunday mornings, we offer childcare and themed activities for newborns through 5th Graders.
  • Nursery (Birth/1-Year-Olds): Childcare is available in the Coral Reef, located downstairs in the Children's Ministries Wing.
  • TRU Kids (Ages 2 - Grade 5): Large group Bible teaching followed by connecting activities are presented in the Woodlands (ages 2 - 3), the Savanna (ages 4 - K), the Mountains (1st - 2nd), and the Rec Room (3rd - 5th) all located downstairs in the Children's Ministries Wing.
11:15 a.m. Worship Service
Children birth - 5th grade are invited to watch our service live streamed from home, or attend worship in-person with their families in the Sanctuary.

Breakout & Break-In

Breakout is our discipleship program for 4th-5th graders that meets eight weeks in the fall and eight in the winter. Fun and games, FREE snacks, and friends await your pre-teen starting September 15 on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30 pm.
Register for Breakout September 22

Break-In is a pilot program offering a similar experience for K-3rd graders, providing kids with a game, craft, and Bible lesson. Break-In will run for eight weeks this fall starting September 23rd on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30 pm.
Register for Break-In September 23