Jesus loves the little children! They are precious in His sight. Let’s bring them to Him!

Children are a blessed legacy, responsibility, and hope. Our time, love, and care are well-invested in them. Let’s come alongside each other to raise them together as a community!

In Kid City, children (babies through 5th grade) learn about Jesus… the one who loves them and has big plans for their lives. Their imaginations are shaped by God’s Word. Kids develop healthy relationships with each other and the adults that serve on the Kid City team.

We meet during both the 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday morning.

Please feel free to reach out to The Mayor of Kid City, Sara VanderVelde. <[email protected]>

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Family Life in the Park

Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Join at Pleasant Park as we memorize scripture and have a snack together!

Shared Life at Michigan’s Adventure

July 25 | SHARED LIFE AT MICHIGAN’S ADVENTUREJoin us for a great day of shared life and adventure at Michigan’s Adventure on Thursday, July 25, 2024! Meet at City Life at 10:00 a.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and drinks. Bring a towel, swimsuit, and some spending money ($15-$20) for food and drink, treats, or souvenirs in the park. Adult cost is $45 and child cost is $35. Sign up using the QR code!

VBS – “I Wonder”

August 5-8 | We are so excited for VBS and want you to sign up as soon as possible both for attendees as well as volunteering!


VBS: Vacation Bible School

SAVE THE DATE: August 5-9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Vacation Bible School is an all-church event we host each year for our Kid City and neighborhood kids. This year’s theme is “I Wonder”, a STEM based week of learning and fun focusing on the God who created it all! We will talk about the gifts God gave us and wonder about how they might be used to serve in life! We are looking for volunteers, donations, and kids to join us on this adventure!

Shared Life at the Party

August 24 | SHARED LIFE AT THE PARTYInstead of our annual church picnic this year, we will be hosting a big party at the end of Pastor Christy’s sabbatical to celebrate all the amazing ways we shared life this summer. Prepare for great food and great fun on Sunday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. Transportation to the party location will be available as needed. Scan the QR code to sign-up!


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Series Overview:

TURN IT UP!: A 4-Week Series from the Old Testament on DAVID

Turn It Up
What do you do when you hear your favorite song? Turn it up, of course! While we might love blasting our favorite music, we can also learn how to turn up God’s voice in our lives. In this four-week series, kids will follow some key moments in the life of David, the famous musician, poet, and king, and they’ll learn about some of the ways David trusted God during some difficult times in his life. Through each story, we’ll learn God is with us when we feel weak, God helps us overcome big things, God comforts us when we’re afraid, and God helps us live in harmony.



Gifted Kids

When we talk about the “gifts” kids have and how they can use them to serve others, have you ever noticed how certain kinds of gifts seem to get more attention than others? It’s easy to tell them they’re a good musician, athlete, public speaker, or even a good leader. But what about those not-so-obvious gifts? What are they, and how can we better recognize them in the kids we raise?



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Tip & Resource Archive PDF

We have compiled a PDF of previous Tips & Resources posted on Kid City. This PDF will be updated as new tips/resources are posted (…so the old ones archived to the PDF continually). We hope you will be blessed by the wisdom of many!

Click the ‘hands’ image-button in this section to view/print/download the PDF.


Meet the Mayor

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Children’s Ministry Director (aka The Mayor of Kid City), Sara VanderVelde, at [email protected].

Sara VanderVelde - Mayor of Kid City