Our Goal at Lighthouse is to grow disciples who KNOW God, LOVE God, FOLLOW God, and SHARE God.
Times and Important Dates:
- Sunday mornings 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. @ Oakwood
- Held through 5/19
- 3/31 - no class due to Spring Break
Wednesday Night Ministries
- Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. @ New Options (map)
- Held through 4/24
- 3/6 - Skating Party
- 4/3 - no class due to Spring Break
A warm and inviting time for infants/toddlers ages 0-3 years to play! Children experience play time, snack time, and God’s word while parents worship! All Children's Ministry volunteers have background checks, and the nursery team ensures that all toys, activities,and snacks are safe for your child! We are happy to utilize the Seeker Communication Pager program so we can page you if your child is in need. Nursery is offered during Sunday Morning Worship, Sunday School and on Wednesday Nights for parents attending or teaching a class!
After toddlers ages 2-3 sing praises during Sunday Worship, they are excused to join their friends in Little Lambs! Little Lambs has an atmosphere where children can learn about God through interactive playtime and a hands-on Bible Story. Children are excused for Little Lambs during the offering at the Sunday Worship Service. As with all our Children's Ministry Volunteers: all Little Lambs teachers have had a background check and our coordinators ensure that all activities, play toys and lessons are safe and age-appropriate for your precious toddlers!
Little Lambs is located @ Oakwood Elementary: Room # 101
Young Children & Worship
What is your idea of worship? Why do you worship, and Whom do you worship? Young Children & Worship (YC&W) teaches children the answer to these questions. It involves helping children worship in a special place apart from the worshiping congregation so they become able to worship meaningfully with the congregation. This is not a Sunday School environment but a worship environment!
After children ages 4-7 sing praises during Sunday Worship, they are excused to join their friends in YC&W! They prepare their hearts through greeting, offering and song; Proclaim God’s Word through an interactive Bible Story and response time, Scripture and prayer; then Go in God’s Name with song and praise and a blessing for the week ahead! Classes are split into two age groups: 4-5 year old and 6-7 year olds. When children turn 8 they graduate from Young Children & Worship with their very own Bible, bag, pen and paper to continue their journey of worship in the Sunday Service!
4-5 year old class meets @ Oakwood Elementary in Room #122
6-7 year old class meets @ Oakwood Elementary in Room #120
We are so excited to begin a new Sunday School ministry using the "Show Me Jesus" curriculum: unpacking the Bible from Genesis to Revelation! Classes are according to age group--each age having their very own lessons written just for them! Each week children receive take home handouts that give parents the Bible point, Scripture and memory verse that their child learned that week! The older classes (Grade 2nd-5th) also have Devo's that build on the lesson from one week and carry them through the Bible to the next week--digging them deeper into the word and closer to Christ!!
Sunday School is before our Sunday Worship Service from 9-10am (worship follows at 10:15am)
Classes can be found in the following Classrooms @ Oakwood Elementary:
Preschool (ages 3-5 years): Room #101
DK-1st grade: Room #146 (back half of the Media Center)
2nd/3rd Grade: In the Rotunda
4th/5th Grade: Room #147
Wednesday Night Ministries
Wednesday Nights at Lighthouse are where it's at! We eat together, sing together, learn together, share together and grow together! We are a family of God! We would love to have you join us every Wednesday Night from 5:30-7:30 PM at the New Options High School (located @ 6633 Lake Michigan Drive)! Children DK-5th Grade attend classes according to age and gender with a lesson made exactly for their age group! This is our second year using Dwell Curriculum: Unpacking the Big God Story from Genesis to Revelation! Each week your child will engage in a Bible Story with a given Story Symbol to visually remind them of the story. When we put all the Story Symbols together...we get the Big God Story! Dwell teaches our children that the Bible is not just an old book; rather, the truth God wrote just for US!!
Check us out at the New Options High School!
6633 Lake Michigan Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
Wednesday Night Schedule:
5:30-6pm: Family Meal in the gym (suggested donation: $2 per person or $10 per family)
6-7:30pm: DK-5th Grade Music and Dwell Lessons
DK-1st: Room #145
2/3 Grade: Room#155
4/5 Grade: Room #146
DK-1st: Room #156
2/3 Grade: Room #159
4/5 Grade: Room #142
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars! Vacation Bible School will be held July 8 – 12 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m at the Allendale Township Park. To register your child or to volunteer, please visit our VBS web site.
Vacation Bible School
For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade, VBS is a week-long exploration of God's principles through song, crafts, games, Bible stories and memorization. This is generally held Monday through Friday morning during the second week of July.
Puppet Ministry Team
The puppet ministry team presents God's message utilizing fun and creative faith-based stories performed by our puppet friends. The team meets every other Sunday at 4 p.m., September through May. For more information, contact Tori Westrick.
If you are a member, regular attender who has attended for 6 months or more, or have a child who has attended the Wednesday Night Ministry consistently, Lighthouse Community Church would like to help send them to camp. Lighthouse will pay 30% of their camp tuition up to 0, for your child to go to camp. The camp needs to be a Bible believing Camp, such as, but not limited to Camp Geneva, Cran-Hill, Grace Bible Camp. For Camp Geneva, you need a voucher code which is available on the bulletin board down the Children's Ministry Hallway. The applications are also there. Also, do you have non-church friends who would like to go to camp, but they need funding? Several scholarships are available from the Ellna Rotman Camp Fund. For more infromation, see the application.
** Sunday School and Wednesday Night Ministries requirements are based on grade level. The Nursery, Little Lambs and Young Chidren & Worship participant requirements are based on birthdates. The Children's Ministry Team asks that children have achieved the age or grade requirements by the start of the ministry season.
** Parents are asked to promptly pick up their children from either Little Lambs or Young Children & Worship. If this is not possible, please make arrangements with the teacher/leader ahead of time.