GET EXCITED!
 
Kid Connection is OPEN during the 11 am service! We’ll be operating on a smaller scale than normal at first, with three rooms open (Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary). 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.
 
RSVP now!                                                    Well Child Policy
 
 
 
 
 
Want to serve with our awesome KC team? Let us know you’re interested!
 
 
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WHAT TO
EXPECT
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.
 
WHEN YOU
ARRIVE
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.
 
 
 
 
CLASSES
 
 
 
NURSERY
(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.
 
 
 
 
PRESCHOOL
(2-5 years)
 
 
For Preschool Sunday at Home Resources, please click here.
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.
 
 
 
ELEMENTARY
(Kindergarten – 5th 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. 
 
 
KC FRIENDS
(Children with special needs)
 
 
KC Friends help children age 3 through 5th grade with special needs participate fully on Sunday morning.
 
Advance registration is required. Please contact kidconnection@efree.org prior to bringing your child. We will confirm with you when we have a KC Friend available. At that time, we will look forward to having your child join us!
 
 
 
AWANA
(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!
 
 
 
 
EVENTS
 
 
DRIVE-THROUGH TRUNK OR TREAT
 
On Friday, October 30, we’re having a hero-themed drive-through Trunk or Treat!
 
Families can drive through decorated trunks (without stopping at each one), vote on their top three favorite trunk designs, and get a treat bag at the end. There will also be an opportunity to park in a different area of our parking lot, get out of your vehicle, and enjoy food trucks with social distance and safety precautions in place! Please bring a canned good to donate to Sunshine Ministries.
 
We do need donations of pre-wrapped candy, so if you can donate, please bring the candy to the church and drop it in the bins by the entrances.
 
We also are in need of individuals to help by decorating their trunks, helping stuff candy bags (before the event), and volunteer to help in other ways during the event. If you are interested in serving or decorating a trunk, please click here.
 
RESOURCES
 
  • 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!
 
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Brad Heuiser, Elementary and AWANA Supervisor: 636.779.2152 or bheuiser@efree.org
Katlyn Wilhoit, Nursery and Preschool Supervisor: 636.779.2149 or kwilhoit@efree.org
Kelsey Deters, Administrative Assistant: 636.779.2154 or kdeters@efree.org