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. <>

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Hope to see you at Adventure Club!

Adventure Club is a fun place for kids to learn about God and practice spiritual habits!

Spring term will offer two tracks:
Performance: kids will practice singing and dancing to prepare for a spring concert.
Sports: kids will move their bodies while memorizing scripture!
When: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: Kid City
Dates: February 15-April 26
Led By: Sara VanderVelde & Co.


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Series Overview:

Our 4-week series from the New Testament on Jesus’ Ministry
Clank! Beep! Clunk! Kids love robots, especially ones that can transform into something new or have really cool abilities. In this four-week series from Jesus’ ministry on earth, you’ll introduce kids to a different story each week that shows us how God’s truths never change, but Jesus changes everything — including us! We’ll see that we change when we know who God is, our past doesn’t change God’s love for us, and that Jesus changes how we see things because Jesus can change anything!

Family Fun Day at CULTIVATE art studio

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on March 25 – Come and join the fun as we create art together in a relaxed and friendly environment for FREE!
Cultivate Art Studio 620 Wealthy Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 4950

March Events:

Musical Memory Verse Challenge-March 1-26
This quarter, kids will learn how to spend time with God by engaging with Scripture in a fun and creative way. Kids will select a verse to memorize, put that verse to a song of their choice, and add their own creativity! We will feature our musical memory verses at Spring Celebration on March 26.

Fundraiser – starts NOW through April 15

Kid City and Youth group are beginning to collect tennis shoes to raise money for new activity equipment at church.  Any new or gently used athletic shoes can be dropped off at Kid City. On April 15, we will have an exercise clinic for families in which time we will take our final donations. We have a goal for 250 pairs of shoes and $1,000 raised towards: climbing gym for baby toddler room, climbing wall for Preschool/Elementary, activity bin for youth group, and a gate for outdoor play area.


TIP of the Month

When’s the last time you told your kid about your journey of faith? Have you ever told them what you thought about God when you were their age, or when you first heard about Jesus? Do you talk with them about who God is to you today? If it’s been a while, start that conversation with your kid this month. Tell them your story of faith for two reason:

  1. Because it will help your kid’s faith grow.
  2. Because it will help your faith grow too.

RESOURCE of the Month

If you’re looking for more help when it comes to leading your kids spiritually, check out this book by Natalie Frisk. It’s called Raising Disciples, and it’s a good one!

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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 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

Check the ‘Our Team’ page for a bio blurb about Sara!

Sara VanderVelde - Mayor of Kid City