Kid Connection is OPEN during the 11 am service! We’ll be operating on a smaller scale than normal at first, but we have rooms open for Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, and Fusion (4th & 5th grade). You will need to reserve a spot for each child that will be in attendance. Face coverings are required for kids 5 and older, and strongly encouraged for ages 3-5, in accordance with the St. Louis County Public Health Order. If you have any questions, please email kidconnection@efree.org. To read Kid Connection’s full opening plan, click here.


Self-Quarantine Guidelines

Well Child Policy

Looking for ways to serve? We have a place for you in our Children’s Ministry.
From designing stage sets to telling puppet stories, from running tech to coaching volunteers, from leading worship with motions to teaching small groups, from helping in the office during the week to leading large group lessons – we have a place for everyone to serve! Interested in learning more? Click the button below!

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1. Your kid is going to have an awesome time!
Seriously. Kid Connection is full of fun and energy, and is an awesome place to spend Sunday morning. Kid Connection is for kids aged 6 weeks-5th grade.
2. Your kid is going to learn about Jesus.
Jesus loved children, and so do we. It’s a privilege to help introduce your child to Jesus and to be part of his or her faith foundation. Our classrooms are segmented by age to ensure that play time and lessons are age-appropriate. 
3. Your kid will be safe.
All of our staff and volunteer KC team members are background checked and trained to provide a fun and safe experience for your kids. Please view our full safety policy here.
On Sunday, check your kids in at the Kid Connection Registration Desk (it’s on the 1st floor just down the stairs from the West Entrance – you can’t miss it!). If you’re new, you will need to complete a registration form. If you’d like to speed up the registration process, click the link below to fill out the form now, and let us know on Sunday that you completed the form online.
(6 weeks – 2 years)
Babies are never too young to start hearing about Jesus! We provide a safe, clean, and loving environment with lots of people who love (almost) nothing more than rocking babies on Sunday mornings.
(2-5 years)
Name someone with a better imagination than a 2-5 year-old. We’ll wait.
Children in our preschool rooms learn basic Biblical truths and also have plenty of time for play and other activities to expend energy in healthy ways.
(Kindergarten – 3rd grade)
For Elementary Sunday at Home videos, please click here
Kids get time in both small groups and large groups. In small groups, kids learn to apply God’s word to their lives – the Bible is even relevant to 7 year-olds! In the large groups, kids worship together and learn about the Bible in fun and creative ways.
(4th & 5th grade)
For Fusion Sunday at Home videos, please click here
Fusion (4th and 5th grade) is a fun and energetic program designed for preteens to get excited about their faith! Students make connections with one another and the Lord through large group lessons, small group interactions, and fellowship.
(Children with special needs)
KC Friends help children from birth through 5th grade, with all types of special needs, be able to participate fully on Sunday morning.
We ask that you reach out to us by emailing kcfriends@efree.org prior to bringing your child so that we can better assist you and your child in having the best experience. We will work with you and do our best to meet the needs and requests for your child. 
(Wednesday nights)
AWANA is for kids aged 3-6th grade. Ever run into a 10 year-old who knows more Bible verses than you? That’s an AWANA kid! Learn more here!
Watch this space for information on upcoming Kid Connection events!


  • We want to partner with you in being intentional about helping your children grow in faith! One way we would like to do this is through the Parent Cue App from Orange. This App provides simple cues throughout the week to remind us to pause and make the most of everyday moments with our children. This App is also a good tool to share what we are teaching your children during their worship times with us.
  • RightNow Media. It’s amazing! There are thousands of videos for your kids to watch, family devotionals, and studies for you. There’s a whole section dedicated to responding to crisis! Click here to browse the library of studies. Don’t have an account? Sign up for FREE here!
  • It’s hard for kids to focus on sermons sometimes (it’s hard for adults to focus on sermons sometimes!) so here’s a printable sermon notes template that can help to focus your kid’s attention and, more importantly, help them learn something new about God!
Katlyn Wilhoit, Nursery, Preschool, and Special Needs Coordinator: 636.779.2149 or kwilhoit@efree.org
Kelsey Deters, Early Elementary and Children’s Ministry Connections Coordinator: 636.779.2154 or kdeters@efree.org
Kelly Thomas, Fusion Coordinator: kethomas@efree.org
Libby Hotopp, Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant: 636.779.2153 or lhotopp@efree.org
Brad Heuiser, Children’s Ministry Associate: 636.779.2152 or bheuiser@efree.org