Oakdale Kids Ministry (OKM)

Three is a great number. There are three persons in the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) and there are three key ingredients in a child's spiritual formation:

  • God
  • You, the parents/guardians
  • Oakdale Church

We consider it a joy and privilege to sow into the Kingdom of God as we teach your children. Our three ministry goals are to:

  1. Empower children by helping them encounter God’s love
  2. Empower parents by sharing spiritual growth resources
  3. Empower leaders to grow in their gifts and callings in children’s ministry

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family and child's life!

* Join us every Sunday for ONLINE Kids Service at 2:00 -2:45 PM (Elementary) and 4:00-4:30 p.m. (Preschool) via Zoom. It's a time of sharing thanks, a mini-teaching principle from Scripture and an online activity like Kahoot! Bible Quiz (Preschool will have craft time). The Zoom online meeting links is available in the weekend email and posted on Instagram and Facebook.

Please contact Ginny Lee, Kids' Pastor, with any questions at

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Sunday Mornings

Oakdale’s Nursery Ministry (for infants to age 2) serves kids and parents by providing a warm and safe environment filled with caregivers, toys and play areas. Our nursery is located in the Sprouts Room of Emory Hall and is available during Sunday morning worship times (9:00 & 11:00 a.m.). We’d love to meet you and your little one! For the protection of our children, all nursery ministry staff have received Safe Sanctuaries training. 

Preschool
We offer Preschool Empower for children ages 2 thru 4 years old during our 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. During the 11:00 a.m. service, preschool-aged children are encouraged to join the Sprouts room where Nursery Staff will provide childcare. 

Our Goal - Introduce children to God their Creator, Jesus their Friend and Holy Spirit their Comforter.

We use crafts, games, and playtime to encourage each child to demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and the ever-popular self-control!) 

Preschool Check-In
Every parent should check-in your child at the TouchPoint check-in table in the main foyer, using the orange iPads and your phone number. Each child will get a security name tag which s/he should wear so it is visible. The parent will receive a corresponding security tag which you will show to pick up your child. 

 

Elementary
Join us for Elementary worship (Kindergarten-5th grade) during our 9:00 AM Sunday morning worship service. Children who come to 11 AM service should join their parents in the main service for covenant family worship.

All children will meet for corporate worship in the kids' Worship Room (Children’s wing on the 2nd floor). After worship, kids meet in age-specific small groups for a deeper look at the message that was shared during service and the chance to fellowship and build relationships with each other.

  • Note: Under supervision, the 4th and 5th graders will walk over to the Bready Building for their small group time. Teachers will walk them back to the Kids' Worship Room for pick up after service.

Our Goal - To see children raised up as disciple-makers who will reach their generation for God’s glory.

Our curriculum centers on two commandments given by Jesus:  to Love God and to Love our neighbor. Every Sunday, we will explore and walk out His commandments through kid-friendly teachings and activities. 

Elementary Check-In
Check-in your child at the TouchPoint check-in table in the main foyer. Kids may walk up to the Kids' Worship Room or you may escort them. It is required that families check-in and pick up their children from the Kids' Worship Room after service, in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy. For the protection, no child will be permitted to leave the Kids' Worship Room without a parent or guardian.

All Elementary ministry staff have received Safe Sanctuaries training.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like prayer, please contact Ginny Lee, Children’s Pastor: 

301.774.2030 x 314 

Puppets Empowering People (P.E.P.)
P.E.P. is a puppet ministry that shares the Good News of Jesus Christ through skits and songs.  Everyone 3rd grade and above is invited to attend.

Join us on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in Emory Hall, Room 306. 

P.E.P. Volunteers
God is a creative God and Puppet ministry is where your gifts and talents for creativity can be used to share the Gospel. If you are interested in joining a team of fun, hard-working, creative people, come to Kids' Worship Room #306 (Emory Hall) on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Participants must be in 3rd grade or older.

Contact: Terry Rostkowski-Carter or call 301-570-3977 

Wednesday Nights

"You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning. You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night. But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting." - Jim Cymbala

We believe prayer is where our heart's desires change so that we become more like Christ. The place of prayer is also where we surrender ourselves to God's heart to see a generation of children come alive in God, our church thrives in a spirit of unity and our community come to know the nature of God.

Every Wednesday
 Join us for Extraordinary Prayer with worship by Richard Lee on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Normally we meet in Brigham Hall but for now we are praying together online via Zoom.

Kids are welcome to come and fellowship (i.e. play) with each other. There is no better place to raise kids than in the place where they see mom and dad hanging out with God.  

Shine Choir

SHINE kids' music team provides children in grades 2 through 5 with an opportunity to worship God through song and ukulele. SHINE meets every Wednesday (Sept.-May) from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in The Music Room.

With praise and worship as the primary focus, children learn songs from a variety of Christian music genres. Children are given music instruction, encouragement and an opportunity to explore their own musical gifts. All children are invited to come express and share their own personal faith and commitment to Christ through music.

Contact:
Peggy Manion
301-260-9375

Virtual Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is the highlight event of the summer. Your child can join over 300 of their best friends for an amazing week of Bible adventures, praise time, games, crafts and snacks. They’re guaranteed to rave about the skits, the fun and the awesomeness of God who made them and calls them to a relationship through His Son, Jesus Christ.

August 17-21, 2020
Registration info coming soon.

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