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Caring for the Little Ones of Heritage

About the Nursery Ministry at Heritage

...that God is glorified as we minister to the little ones

VISION
It is our vision within the nursery ministry to glorify God. We long to do this first and foremost by praying for the children and by proclaiming to them the Word of God. We cannot think of a greater blessing to give to the children of Heritage than a commitment to pray for them weekly and a commitment to proclaim to them the Word of God. In addition, we make it our priority to care for each child. We strive to show them the love of Christ as we play with them, hold them, and meet their physical needs. It is our prayer that God is glorified as we minister to these little ones, who are indeed precious in His sight!

Our nursery volunteers desire to minister to infants and toddlers by providing a peaceful, quiet, and well-supervised environment. The children can enjoy Bible stories, the play area, toys, and the love of Jesus expressed through the leaders. The nursery is available during the Sunday morning worship services, Sunday School, and the Wednesday evening Bible Study.

TEACHING GOD'S WORD
God’s Word has everything we need for life and godliness, and it is the power of God unto salvation. It is our desire within the nursery ministry to teach and proclaim God’s Word to all the children, even in their infancy. We do not simply want to tell them Bible stories, we long to teach them about God. That this might be accomplished, we are using the Children’s Desiring God nursery curriculum.

We long for the day when we, too, can say of the children at Heritage…“and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

NURSERY AGES AND TIMES
Nursery care is available for newborns through 35 months during the Wednesday night service. It also is available for newborns through 23 months during Sunday School and both worship services on Sunday morning.

NOTES TO PARENTS
While it is our desire to provide nursery care, that parents might give their full attention to the teaching of the Word, the nursery is not mandatory. Parents are welcome to have their child(ren) sit with them during the service. We do kindly ask that if a parent finds that their child(ren) cannot sit still during the service, or remain quiet, that they take advantage of the nursery ministry. By doing this, parents help to ensure that no person is distracted from the teaching of the Word.

Parents are welcome to join their children in the nursery, especially as new children adjust. Parents can sit in with their child for a maximum of two weeks to help care for their child alone. If a parent desires to stay with their child beyond the two weeks, they must complete the volunteer process. We believe that this will help to ensure the utmost safety and well-being of all our children.

If a parent desires, nursery workers can give requesting parents a pager. Parents can then be easily contacted if their child needs their attention. As a consideration to the other families that use the nursery, we ask that parents NOT bring their children who are sick to the nursery (for example: children who have fevers, open sores, etc…)

CONTACT
For more information about the Nursery Ministry, please contact the Nursery Council.