• September 27, 2017

Each week we publish a update for families. We hope this information is helpful. Please email Kelli if you have questions about anything listed below.

At a glance (scroll down for more details):

  • Sunday morning information
  • Kids Club: Wednesdays 7:00–8:30 pm
  • Children’s Ministry Safety Training: Oct. 21 (NEW DATE), 12:30 pm
  • Cherrydale Kids Prayer Team
  • 5th and 6th grade Sunday school at 9:15 am
  • Nursery at 9:15 and 11:00 am
  • 3rd floor hall monitor at 11:00 am
  • Family Missions Night: Wednesday Oct. 11
  • Family Fall Festival: Saturday: Nov. 4
  • Cherrydale Worship Night: Friday, Oct. 6

Sunday Morning Information

Children in Worship

We invite your family to worship together for all or a portion of the service. Children’s bulletins are available at the check-in stations and the standing display cases located outside the Worship Center. The songs and scripture readings for this coming Sunday are listed below. As a way to prepare your family for worship, consider reading through the scripture verses and listening or singing to the songs as a family.

Worship Songs

  • Word of God Speak
  • Wonderful Words of Life
  • Standing on Your Promises
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
  • Psalm 66 (You Are Great)
  • Revelation Song
  • How Firm a Foundation


  • The Gathering – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • Scripture – 2 Peter 1:19-21

Nursery and Sunday School


Email Beth if you have any questions about nursery – 3 year olds. | Email Kelli if you have any questions about preschool – 6th grade.

***If your child has any allergies, medical alerts, or needs additional assistance in anyway, please let the teachers know***

Wednesday Kids Club 7:00 – 8:30 pm

A time of Bible lesson and scripture memory, musical rehearsal with Herb Owen, and other activities available for children who don’t wish to participate in the musical. Click here to register your child.

Family dinner will be available from 6:30–7:00 pm. For planning purposes, we ask families to RSVP and pay for dinner in advance. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for each child.

Children’s Ministry Safety Training, Oct. 21 (NEW DATE), 12:30 pm

Join us for lunch and an overview of all the safety procedures we have in place to keep children safe when they are in our care. Among other things, we’ll highlight our shelter in place and evacuation policies. Click here to sign up and get more information. (This training has been rescheduled from Oct. 1.)

Cherrydale Kids Prayer Team

We’ve assembled a group of eight members from Cherrydale who are committed to praying for our children on a weekly basis. They’ll pray for each child based on their age,* and over the course of a ministry year, children will be specifically prayed for at least 4 times. All requests will be kept confidential.

Each week, parents of a one age group* will receive an email asking for prayer requests. These requests will then be forwarded to the Cherrydale Kids Prayer Team, and after they’ve prayed over the children, they’ll send a post card to each child with an encouraging note.

We’ll have this up and running in the next couple of weeks! Also, each week the Children’s Ministry team meets for a time of prayer and we’d love to pray for your child of any age at any point throughout the year. Email Kelli any requests.

*We’ll start with the nursery and work our way up throughout the year. The first week, we’ll pray for the babies, 2nd week, 2 year olds … 10th week, 5th graders, 11th week, 6th graders. Once we’ve prayed through all the ages, we’ll start over again with the babies.

5th and 6th Graders at 9:15 am

John Lastova teaches the 5th and 6th graders each week at 9:15. Hannah Burkholder and Liv Williams are John’s assistants (they were trained in this same class last year). Hannah and Liv were also involved in Camp KidsPlace so many of the children will already know them. John been teaching for 20+ years and is dedicated to the class being centered on the gospel, God’s Word and prayer.

The class isn’t a lecture, but instead has lots of interaction, games, applications, and training tied to the Bible lesson. Each Sunday also starts with the class practicing effective communication skills including speaking, active listening, and follow-up questions to help us learn to be better at communicating love to others and to God. And, as an added bonus, the class usually ends each week with a game of speedball. If your child isn’t already a part of this class, we would encourage them to come check it out! Contact John if you have any questions.

Nursery at 9:15 and 11:00 am

Many of you have already signed up to help in the nursery, but we still need more volunteers. Contact Beth if you are available to help one or two Sundays per month. The schedule is also posted on Beth’s office door if you’d like to see which Sundays would work with your schedule.

3rd Floor Hall Monitor at 11:00 am

A hall monitor is needed each week for the 3rd floor to monitor the classrooms, ensure that 2 adults are in the rooms at all times, and provide other assistance as needed. If you are able to commit to serving 1 or 2 Sundays per month, email Kelli.

Family Missions Night: Oct. 11

On Oct. 11, as part of our annual Global Missions Conference, we’ll have a Family Missions Night for preschoolers–6th grade. Missionaries who are supported by Cherrydale will come and share how they spread the gospel to people in other parts of the world. Click here to sign up.

Family Fall Festival: Nov. 4

On Saturday, Nov. 4, we’ll have a Family Fall Festival with lots of fun games and activities for ages 2 – 6th grade. All are welcome to attend! This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to Cherrydale.

Worship Night on Oct 6 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 110

Join others from Cherrydale for an informal worship night of singing, Scripture, prayer, and communion. All are welcome, no need to register!