Welcome to Tiny Town!
Tiny Town is a place for infants and preschoolers to get to know God, learn scripture and participate in activities designed to develop skills and reinforce the lesson for the day! Our job is to build a foundation and we work hard to instill the word of God in the hearts of preschoolers! In our nursery, we sing short songs set to familiar tunes which introduce even our youngest to the Lord. Toddlers and preschoolers get a “First Look” at God as we teach them who He is and that He really does want a relationship with them! We want our preschoolers to know God made me, God loves me and Jesus wants to be my friend forever! These are the basic truths our preschoolers will carry with them when they leave Tiny Town and transition to Uptown, our elementary ministry.
Sunday Life GroupsWe offer classes during both services on Sunday morning where we teach lessons based on the First Look curriculum created and developed by The reThink Group. Our lessons begin during the first service as leaders introduce the story for the day and lead children through various activities to reinforce the Bible story for the day. Children will review the memory verse for the month and hear the story presented through video (for two year olds) and through a puppet show (for three to five year olds). During the second service, children will participate in activities centered around the day’s lesson and will review the Bible story for the day. For more information on First Look, visit www.whatisorange.org.
WednesdayWednesday nights during the school year are Awana nights! Awana is a fun and interactive program for preschoolers where they will learn verses, play games and participate in crafts and activities which reinforce the lesson for the day. Puggles is the Awana club that helps two and three year olds develop a respect for God, His authority and creation. This is the perfect time to start laying a Biblically based foundation in young lives. Puggles will learn that God made all things, that God saw that everything He made was good and that God is love. Cubbies is the Awana club for preschool children ages three and four. The Cubbies program celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by laying a foundation of respect for God, His Son and His Word.
Check-inWe are excited to be able to share God’s love with you and your little one in our Preschool Ministry and this is a great place for your preschooler to build relationships and connect with friends! When you visit for the first time, please check-in about 15 minutes early at the Tiny Town desk located near the North entrance. Our team will walk you through the check-in process, show you to the age appropriate classroom for your child and introduce your family to the classroom leader. Your child’s safety and security is very important to us! We have a security system in place to safeguard your child whenever they are in our care and all volunteers in Tiny Town are subject to a regular background check through Raptor.
ServingAs you can imagine, it really does take effort on everyone’s part to offer an effective ministry for our infants, toddlers and preschoolers. There really is no other way to offer what we do without help from our families, so we ask all parents/guardians to serve in Tiny Town on a rotational basis.