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Kids Connect

Kids Connect provides children with the skills, experiences and resources that will enable them to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Children from birth through kindergarten may stay for both the 9 and 10:45 AM services. Students in grades 1-5 can attend one hour. Volunteers are available to acquaint parents with security, check in and pick up procedures.

Kids check-in preregistration form (new kids only).

What are my kids learning?
These resources are designed to allow your family to have time in God's Word before your children attend the weekend service and provide ideas for part of the day focusing on God and each other.
HomeFront Weekly / 2 & 3 year olds
HomeFront Weekly / 4 year olds - Kindergarten
HomeFront Weekly / Grades 1-5
HomeFront Magazine
Placement guide
Nursery / Birth - 15 months
Toddler / 16 - 24 months
Older Toddlers / Two years old by July 31
Young Preschool / Three years old by July 31
Older Preschool / Four years old by July 31
Serve in Kids Connect
Join a fun and dynamic team of volunteers on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Spend time connecting with kids and sharing God’s love with them. Fill out a form or pick up information at the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium.

Kathy McKelvey /

Kids Clubs

You are invited to attend Kids Clubs every Wednesday night, beginning September 7, 2016, 6:30-8 PM. Bible memorization and lessons, games, crafts and other activities are just part of the fun. We would love to have you join us!
Register at the Kids Connect office Monday-Friday during the day, or at the Kids Connect desk Wednesdays 6-8PM.

Awana Cubbies
Age 3 by 7.31 through age 4 / Book $10, vest $10, club fees $25
AWANA Cubbies features a well-rounded evening of Bible story times, memory work and game time.
Awana Sparks
K - Grade 2 / Book $10, vest $10, club fees $25
Awana Sparks features an evening of Chapel story time, reviewing of Bible memory work from their handbook, and game time.
Boys Clubs & Girls Clubs
Grades 3, 4 & 5 / Club fees $50
Each week students engage in small group Bible sessions, crafts and games, and hear from guest speakers.

Yearly Events

Check out /events for all current Kids Connect listings.

Family Night
A great way to connect and spend time with your kids. There will be crafts, games and activities to do together as a family. Parents and kids will have a fun evening while learning how to carve out time to spend with God, together.

Free, held quarterly.
Dad and Me
Preschoolers, age 3-6, and their dad or father figure will have a great Saturday morning together watching a skit, doing fun and creative activities, and sharing a snack together.

Annually in the Spring.
Summer U
Kids age 4 - Grade 5 (just completed) will have a blast at Summer U with fun games and activities, courses to study, small group time, engaging teaching about God’s Word, and uplifting worship time.

Last full week in June.
Summer U
4th and 5th Grade students will have a fun-filled winter evening at Camp Rivercrest, with games, snow tubing, broom ball, and delicious snacks.

Annually in January.

Meet the Team

Shelley Brooks
Shelley Brooks
Elementary Director

Little Known fact: My husband and I compete in BBQ contests, make BBQ sauce, Apple Butter and Trafic Jam (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)
Perfect date: October, any day that is crisp and cool (because I love sweaters)!
Cravings: I LOVE popcorn. My favorite dinner as a kid was Sunday night, while we watched Walt Disney World…popcorn, candy and pop!
Training: I am a licensed Church Ministry Worker with the C&MA
Darla Bair
Darla Bair
Assistant Elementary Director

Little Known Fact: In a previous decade, I was a landscape designer & contractor and participated in the New York Flower Show, and did work at The Rockefeller Center and Niagara Falls.
Another Little Know Fact: In another previous decade, I was a legal secretary.
Training: In another previous decade, I was a licensed Kindermusik teacher and received on a lot of training on child development.
Well Known Fact: Based on the above, I am getting very old.
Hobby: Scrapbooking
Favorite Bible Verse (right now): Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13
Jeff Neeley
Jeff Neeley
Preschool Director

Fact: Everything tastes better in a burrito
Favorite pastime: Anything outdoors – cycling, hiking, camping, eating burritos
Current book: Raising a Modern Day Joseph by Larry Fowler
A little known fact: I was very quiet and shy until I reached 9th grade
Kathy McKelvey
Kathy McKelvey
Administrative Assistant

Perfect Date: Sitting in Lambeau Field, on the 50 yard line watching a Green Bay Packer game
Little Known Fact: I have been working at CCC for 21 years
Passions: Snicker bars, Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha, Caring for the babies in the nursery
Favorite Saying: I may live in Nebraska but I bleed Green & Gold
Favorite Bible Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6