CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES AT EFCCL

Our Children's Ministries seek to provide a loving, fun, and safe environment where children will develop physically, emotionally, and spiritually! Our ministries offer age-appropriate activities and relevant Bible teaching.

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Sunday School

Children's Sunday school classes are available during both the 9:00 and 10:45 am services
Children are welcome to attend during either of those times—or both!

Paradise Island (Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children)
Sunday Mornings • 9:00 & 10:45 am

Paradise Island is a colorful and safe place for the youngest members of the church, those preschool age
and younger. Here, they get to play and make friends while they are introduced to the stories and love
of Jesus. Secure check-in starts at the front desk of Paradise Island, located on the lower level (north end
of the building). We ask parents to list their cell phone number or a pager number (pagers are provided)
-during check-in, so we can be in touch if needed.

Route 66 (Grades K-5, for the Summer)
Sunday Mornings • 9:00 am

Route 66 helps students in grades K-5 grow in their understanding of Jesus through the teaching of God's Word, music, and small group discussion. We are currently observing summer hours with only one class at 9:00 am. Our teaching schedule is posted to the right so you can see what your child will be learning each week.

Awana →

During the school year, Awana provides children in our community with a casual and safe
environment—where life in Jesus is regularly presented—and helps them develop in the
Christian life through Bible teaching and memorization, games, and activities.

Cubbies (age 3 through pre-K)
Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am

Sparks/T&T (grades K-5)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Trek/Journey (grades 6-12)
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

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July 8 - Wise &  Foolish Builders (Matt. 7:24-27)
July 15 - Lost Sheep (Matt. 18:12-14, Luke 15:3-7)
July 22 - Show Mercy/Unforgiving Servant
                  (Matt. 18:21-35)
July 29 - Never Give Up Praying (Luke 11:1-3)
August 5 - Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
August 12 - Pharisee & Tax Collector
                     (Luke 18:9-14)
August 19 - *Church Picnic, No Sunday School
August 26 - Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)
September 2 - *Labor Day, No Sunday School


Children's Resources

Family Activities
Take-home Resources

Contact Us

Doug Friesen
Pastor of Worship and
Children's Disciple-making Ministries
815.459.1095 (x313)
dfriesen@efccl.org

Heather Soukup
Children's Discipleship Director
815.459.1095 (x336)
hsoukup@efccl.org