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Easy Chair Chats

Watch a replay or a participate in a live easy chair chat with Senior Pastor, Ed Vinson on our Easy Chair Chats page every Wednesday night at 7pm.

Sunday Service Schedule starting June 7th, 2020

Our temporary schedule of Sunday services will be as follows starting June 7th, 2020:

  • 08:30 am Prayer Meeting - In person
  • 09:00 am Drive-in Service - Remote dial-in 1-712-775-7031, when prompted enter code 708-648-982#
  • 10:00 am Adult Sunday School - Adult Sunday School with social distancing requirements
  • 10:00 am College age Sunday School - College age Sunday School with social distancing requirements
  • 11:00 am Sanctuary Service - Limited to 50% capacity, the service will also be streamed live on Facebook and will be available on the website to replay.

Children’s Ministries

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Children’s Ministries

Children's Ministries

And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them
Mark 10:16

Kids Alive

Our Mission

To prepare, equip, and disciple children, through study of Scripture and training in Christian disciplines; supporting the work of the Holy Spirit and their parents to bring them to new life in Christ and help them to live it abundantly.

Kids Alive exists so children will know the

  • Abundant
  • Life they have
  • In Christ, the
  • Vision He has for their lives, and the
  • Excitement of telling others about Him.

Nursery

Nursery

Infants and toddlers are lovingly cared for in a safe environment during all regularly scheduled times of worship and study on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Sunday School

Sunday School

Each Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 children meet in small groups with a caring adult and other children their age to learn Biblical truths and spiritual discipline. Children may have units that cover topics such as heroes of the Bible, the characteristics of God, Old Testament offerings, the parables of Jesus, or prayer, just to name a few. Kids Alive Sunday school is offered for children age 2 through fifth grade.

Our Current Sunday School classes include:

  • Sunday School (Pre-K)
    Class: Sunday School (Pre-K)
    Teacher(s): Paula Garner
    Topic of Study: Jesus is God’s Son, God’s Son Grew Up and Jesus Did Good Things
    For Ages: Pre-Kindergarten
    Meets: Weekly on Sunday at 9:15 am
    Location: Toddlers Nursery

    Pre-K students will actively participate in learning God’s Word through Bible Stories, Bible activities (music, crafts, games and more) and prayer. Snack is provided and time for peer interaction.

  • Sunday School (K-2)
    Class: Sunday School (K-2)
    Teacher(s): Jeff Reynolds
    Topic of Study: Jesus Did Good Things
    For Ages: Kindergarten through second grade (K-2)
    Meets: Weekly on Sunday at 9:15 am
    Location: Sea Turtles classroom

    Each week children participate in a Jesus centered Bible lesson and have fun with a craft that reinforces the lesson. Children also have time to share what they have learned, enjoy a snack together and have some fun playtime indoors with legos or playdoh or play outside on the playground when the weather permits.

  • Sunday School (3-5)
    Class: Sunday School (3-5)
    Teacher(s): Carl and Jo Twigg
    Topic of Study: The Miracles of Jesus
    For Ages: Third grade through fifth grade
    Meets: Weekly on Sunday at 9:15 am
    Location: The Shark's classroom

    Each week students participate in word searches and maze puzzles that are related to the lesson for the day. After students have read passages from the Bible, the class has a time of discussion where they share what they have learned through the word searches, maze puzzles, reading and listening to each other. This class meets in the Shark’s classroom every week at 9:15am.

Kids Alive Worship (Sunday Mornings)

Children's Church

Kids Alive Worship is our children’s church program for children three years old through third grade. These children sit with their families in the sanctuary during the praise and worship portion of our Sunday morning service, and then at approximately 11:00 they leave the sanctuary for Kids Alive Worship where they get to enjoy object lessons that illustrate and inspire basic Christian truths.

Kids Alive Awana Club (Wednesday Nights)

Awana

Our Wednesday evening children’s (4 yr olds – 5th grade) program includes age appropriate Biblical teaching, crafts, projects, games and snacks as part of our upcoming Awana Clubs program. Please come join us for a great time every Wednesday at 6:30pm.

Vacation Bible School

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) typically occurs annually during the month of August. Our VBS includes bible teaching, music, crafts, snack, fun and games! Visit our VBS page to learn more about our most recent or an upcoming VBS!

Special Events

Children

Special events such as VBS (Vacation Bible School), outdoor carnivals, children’s musicals, easter egg hunts and children’s revival services are offered periodically. View our calendar for a current schedule of events.

Right Now Media

Right Now Media

Rightnow Media is a free ministry benefit for the members of Hanover Evangelical Friends Church. This benefit can be used for onsite ministries or at home for Bible studies, life groups, special studies, webinars, personal studies or for pleasure. Rightnow Media has over 20,000 discipleship videos for kids, youth and adults. Take advantage of your free benefit by activating your free Rightnow Media account.