People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16)
Safety and security are top priorities of the Tampa Covenant Church Children’s Ministry. All children who will be apart from their parents during service should “Check in” at the Children’s Ministry table in the Narthex. Children will receive a nametag with a unique identifying number, and parents will receive a corresponding “pick up” sticker. Children will be released only to those adults who have the matching sticker.
The nursery ministry is open to children 6 weeks through age 2, and is available during all worship services at TCC. In addition, a secure nursing room is available during service hours.
Sunday School (3 years old – 5th grade)
Our Sunday School aims to guide our children to Christ and to inspire them to live God-centered lives. Out of love and concern for the children in our care, all of our volunteers go through an application process which includes a background check.
Children from age 3 years old to 5th grade enjoy the worship portion of the service with their parents in the sanctuary, then go to their age-appropriate Sunday school class and return to the sanctuary for Communion.
Verse of the Month
Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) January
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Pioneer Clubs meets from 6:15 – 7:45 on Wednesday evenings.
Pioneer Club is a Christ-centered, Bible based club for children ages 4 years old – 5th grade. Kids enjoy Scripture memorization games, active and engaging Bible lessons, silliness, play, and fellowship with friends! We would love for your children to join the fun!
Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS)
MOPS meets on the second Monday of every month – except June and July – from 9:30am – 11:30 am. We welcome pregnant moms, infant moms, toddler moms, and preschooler moms! A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations or videos. Plus, there’s food… food you didn’t make! But more important, you’ll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. Please contact Mary Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the MOPS mailing list to get updates about meeting locations. We hope you can join us!
If you would like to receive the weekly Children’s Ministry email, to be kept up to date about Children’s Ministry events, please contact Children’s Director Mary Lynch by phone or text at 813-404-9812, or via email at email@example.com.