Children’s Ministry during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 outbreak all of our weekly groups for children will not be meeting. To help support families during this time we are producing two resources each week with Bible based activities, games and crafts for children to do at home with their parents/carers.
Here is a link to this week’s Sunday Kids@Kings resource: Joshua and the Spies.
If you are part of King’s Church Durham you can find these resources and connect with other parents/carers through our Facebook group Kids@Kings Parents and Carers
Families with children are very welcome to worship with us at Kings.
On Sunday mornings we encourage parents and carers to help their children to join in the songs and prayers in the first part of our worship.
There will often be flags and shakers available for children at the front of the room as well as one of our Kids @ Kings team leading actions to the songs. We encourage families to join in with this as part their worship.
Children leave for their own activities during the second half of the service. Kids@Kings has five age groups:
Creche: 6 months-2 years. (Parents/carers are welcome to stay with their children.)
Fireflies: preschool and reception (age 3-5)
Sparklers: school years 1-3 (age 5-8)
Torches: school years 4-6 (age 8-11)
The Kids@Kings group time includes refreshments, games, crafts, Bible stories, and prayer tailored to the appropriate age group.
We welcome all children in Kids@Kings! If your child has any special needs please let us know. Speak to someone in a yellow t-shirt when you arrive at Kings and we’d love to talk to you about we can support your child.
It is our hope that the time we have with the children will compliment the discipleship they are engaged with their families at home and that God will use it to enliven and solidify their faith.
King’s Church has a comprehensive safeguarding policy. All those working with children follow these guidelines and all of our children’s workers are DBS checked. We have a Safeguarding Coordinator who oversees all aspects of safeguarding in our church and ministries. Please go to kcd.org.uk/safeguarding for more details.
Babies & Preschoolers (and their parents/carers)
Wednesdays, 9.30-11.30am, The Appleby Rooms
Pipsqueaks is a lively, friendly gathering of babies and preschoolers with their parents and carers. The morning is full of playtime, story time, music, and refreshments for kids and adults. There are two large rooms with a huge variety of toys and space to explore and play. Tina Redfern and Hazel Urwin head it up with the help of many church volunteers who are happy to play with the children and chat with adults. Newcomers are always welcome. Get in contact for more information.
Sherburn Road Football & Games
Children (aged 4-11 years) and Teens
Wednesdays, 4.00-5.30pm, at the park by the Pelaw View Centre, Sherburn Road Estate. During term time.
A group for children from the Sherburn Road estate to play football and other games together. No previous skills required – the emphasis is on fun and fitness!
For youth, (aged 11-18), please visit our youth page on kcd.org.uk/youth