We care about your kids, their faith, and their families!
Welcome to the Children's Ministry at Community Church, Short Hills! We are passionate about showing God's love to each child who walks through our doors.
Our Sunday morning programming (Sunday School and Childcare) provides a nurturing environment where children's faith can flourish!
Kids can’t hear often enough how much they are loved!
In our new Sunday morning children's ministry program, Simply Loved, kids discover just how much God loves them. With foundational Bible stories, exciting song videos, and a Bible Buddy to help kids connect with the theme for each week, Simply Loved helps kids experience God’s greatest gift!
This Unit's Theme
We can trust God - God has a plan!
Meet your Bible Buddy
This is Rae! Rae reminds us that God is so much bigger than us - even the big Manta Ray! And we can trust that God will always be with us.
For the Word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything God does!
We have some favorite songs lined up (like He's Got the Whole World in His Hands and To God Be the Glory) and some new soon-to-be-favorites too!
God Call Abram (Genesis 12:1-8; 15:1016)
Focus: We can trust God…even when we don’t understand.
Isaac is Born (Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7)
Focus: We can trust God…because God keeps promises.
Jacob Steals Esau's Blessing (Genesis 25:19-26; 27)
Focus: God always loves us…even when we want to be in charge.
Jacob and Esau Make Peace (Genesis 32:3-12, 22-32; 33:1-11)
Focus: We can trust God…to help us get along.
About our Children's Ministry
Even kids who don’t like traditional Sunday School
love our camp-like atmosphere with hands-on crafts, games, music, and videos!
With a new Bible story as the foundation for each Sunday’s activities, kids explore the stories, people, and message that ground our faith in Jesus and that lead them to discover how God can be an exciting part of their lives.
Activities and lessons are crafted with the everyday experiences of children in mind. Each Sunday, kids walk away having discovered a new and exciting way that God relates to their lives!
In our camp-like atmosphere, hands-on crafts, games, and music bring Bible stories alive!
A state-of-the-art sound and projection system create an environment that keeps kids' attention while presenting materials in a way that is engaging.
Our experienced and professional teachers are invested in the faith development of your child and nurture their curiosity and discovery of God.
Each Sunday, kids begin with songs and games, then read a Bible story from the Children's StoryBible, watch a video of the story, do a hands-on activity, and close with more music and a prayer.
During the school year (September through May), children are dropped off in the Chapel before the start of 10:30am Worship. Our professional staff of teachers record any special needs or allergy information,
as well as contact info in case you need to be reached during your child's time with us.
At the conclusion of worship, children are released into the custody of the adult who dropped them off.
In the summertime (Memorial Day through Labor Day), a more relaxed summer-friendly option is offered for
children of all ages in the childcare center.
Nurturing the spiritual and faith development of your child is the primary focus of our Children's Ministry program! We know that each moment they spend with us is special, so we make it count. If there is any way that I can support your family, please reach out - I would love to hear from you!
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Testa Hrynyk
(973) 379-5600, x13