In the Summer of 2011, there were few if any children at City Life Center. But that didn’t last very long.
By the Spring of 2012, Carleen Anderson stepped up to oversee our growing Nursery Ministry. Also, Preston Woody volunteered to lead our Preschool / Elementary Ministry.
A few months later, in the Summer of 2012, we moved our Office / Volunteer Center, allowing the Nursery to acquire that larger space. We added storage & enhanced our audio system in the Preschool/Elementary Room. It sufficed … for the time being.
By the Spring of 2013, we began to see a trend: 30% – 35% of our total Sunday attendance were children under the age of twelve.
It’s time for change. We must EXPAND, INCREASE, ENHANCE, CREATE & SECURE this ministry FOR THE CHILDREN.
EXPAND our children’s meeting space: Evacuate our Office / Volunteer Center, enabling the room to be used for a preschool ministry. We will also build a small room in the back of the auditorium that can be used as our Volunteer Center. The cost of the EXPAND portion is approximately $1500.00.
INCREASE our Children’s Ministry team. New volunteers are needed to serve as coordinators, workers, and rotating parent helpers. These specific needs are listed on the Participation Form.
ENHANCE our ministry tools. Curriculum, toys and furniture must be purchased. A “shopping list” is available. Also, other purchases will total approximately $1200.00.
CREATE a visually stimulating environment. The children’s rooms will be painted with murals and decorated. An “artist contest” will ensue, awarding one artist with $300.00 for supplies.
Our goal is to complete this project by our 2-Year Anniversary on Sunday, September 15.
– OUR CHILDREN
– OUR LEGACY
– OUR FUTURE
How YOU Can Be a Part … For the Children
Give designated offerings above your tithes marked, “For the Children”. $3350.00 in special offerings are needed, and weekly updates toward our goal will be provided. To contribute, go to our Giving Page by clicking here and designate your gift, “For The Children”. UPDATE as of 7.18.13: $753.00 has been given. $2597.00 is still needed. Thank you for your gifts!
Help with the construction of the micro Office / Volunteer Center. Please email us and let us know of your interest. Someone will be in touch with you soon. Volunteers will be needed sometime between late August through mid-September.
Serve in Nursery, Younger, or Elementary ministry. Please email us and let us know of your interest. Someone will be in touch with you soon. Nursery: Ages 0-2.5 / Younger: Ages 3-6 / Elementary: Grades 2-5
Potentially design and paint murals in all three children’s rooms. Please email us and let us know of your interest. Someone will contact you regarding more information on how to submit your ideas.
Shop for and/or donate new or gently used items on this shopping list below. BEFORE donating, Please submit a picture of the item and a description or simply let us know you are donating an item.
Shopping List has been updated as of 7.18.13. Items with
strikethroughs have already been donated.
- 2 Small Crib/Playpens
- Changing Table
- 2 Rockers
- 2 Closed Storage Shelves (for cleaning supplies, art supplies, etc)
- 4 Containers of Large Lego Blocks
- 2 Containers of Wooden Blocks
- Various Puppets – animals, people
- New Dolls – new (boy and girl)
- 2 Plug & Play (docking) Speakers for iPods, iPhones, MP3 players
- 3 Wall Clocks
- Art & Craft Supplies (various)
- Books (Nursery & Preschool)
- Dress-Up Stuff (hats, fabric, belts)
- Box with Lid for Dress-Up Stuff
- Trucks & Tractors
- Various Toys for Young Boys
- Puzzles (Biblical preferred)
- Other Items (no pre-approval needed): Latex Gloves
- Hand Sanitizer
- Kleenex (tissues)
- Baby Wipes
- Diapers (various sizes)
- Disposable Changing Pad Covers