CHILDREN

We have a fantastic Children’s Ministry with a staff that has a heart for pouring God's love into children from two months old through fifth grade. Please check out our ministries below. We hope you and your children will visit us soon.

Children's Programs At The Harbor During COVID

Drop off and pick up instructions for Blast children

Click here for a note from Director of Children's Ministry Cathy McIlveen.

Spark & Blast Procedures

Crawlers Through Fifth Grade

We are working hard to reopen our onsite children's programs, and at this time are able to reopen Blast and partially reopen Spark! Unfortunately we will have to limit our Spark classes to children who are independently mobile (crawlers) through pre-k for now. (Infants will have to attend in the Worship Center with their parents for now.) Parents that would like to bring their children to Spark or Blast must reserve a place for them each week they plan to attend services. If your children will attend with you in the Worship Center, please let us know how many children there will be and their ages when you reserve your seats.

Key information for registering your child for Spark or Blast each Sunday:

  • If you sign up and your child's room is full, please sign up anyway. You will be placed on our waitlist and notified as soon as space becomes available.

  • If your child has never attended, you should first register them in our system by clicking here.

  • Limited space is available in each classroom. Because of this each child will be allowed only one spot for one service each week.

  • We understand that plans can change. If you need to cancel your reservation please let us know as soon as possible, so we can give that space to a child on our waitlist.
    • You can cancel your reservation through the confirmation email you receive upon registering your child.

  • Reservations will open at 1:00 PM each Sunday for the following Sunday’s services. Reserve your child's spot early to allow our team the best chance to accommodate them.

 We hope this system will be quick and easy for you to use each week you place your child with us in Spark and Blast. 

Spark & Blast Weekly Reservations

Help your child engage with this week's service!

If your child is joining you in the Worship Center for in-person services, they will be given a Sermon Pack each week with activities that will help them engage with the service. If you are joining us for online services, the sheets in the Sermon Packs are here below for you to print for your children. Share your completed sheets with us by scanning and posting them on our Children's Ministry Facebook page!

SPARK

For children ages 2 months to pre-k

Our goal is to SPARK wonder in your child about who God is and why He loves them so much. We provide a loving nursery program during Worship Services on Sunday mornings. SPARK also provides childcare for children ages 2 months to 12 years during most of our events. Reservations are required in advance for all childcare except Sunday morning services.

Please contact Cathy McIlveen for more information.
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BLAST

Kindergarten through 5th grade

We genuinely believe the combined influence of church and family can make a difference in the hearts of children as they grow in their understanding of Biblical principles and discover what Jesus means to them. Sunday morning Blast services are at 9:30 am & 11:00 am.

Please contact Cathy McIlveen for more information.

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VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Our Children's Ministry offers an opportunity to serve children and their parents. We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our staff members. We ask that our volunteers have been a member or regular attender of The Harbor for at least 3-6 months and have a passion for God and for helping children. If this is you, please fill out the appropriate form for  your age.
adult volunteers or youth volunteers 

We currently need four people to help at the 11:00 AM service in our K-5th grade ministry. These are small group leader roles and can be high school students or adults who will spread the good news of Jesus to the children at The Harbor.

We also need a few people that would be willing to work a couple times a month from 9:00 to 9:40 AM on Sundays as a greeter at the check-in desk. Volunteers will work with our current greeters and help new families get entered into the system. This role is perfect for those who come to the 9:30 AM service! Contact Cathy McIlveen for more information.

Contact Cathy McIlveen for more information about our Children's Ministry by phone 281.388.3542 or email.