*Nursery for infants through 3 years old is provided from 9:00 – 12:00 noon. This allows parents to attend Sunday School as well as the 10:45 A.M. worship service.
Children’s Sunday School
Classes are offered for the children and youth from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Preschool thru 5th grade meet in room 6 in Van Dyken Hall and the youth meet in room 1 in Van Dyken Hall.
New Connect Wednesdays
Every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
All ages from 3 years and up are invited. We begin our evening with a meal, followed by music and dancing. Then each child is dismissed to their classroom where they have a bible lesson with games, crafts, bible verses, and fun. If your child(ren) are in need of transportation, please contact the Director of Children’s Ministry (Michelle Barrett at 352-835-2035) to arrange transportation to and from our Wednesday program. Children’s Group teaches with the new Bible in Life Series. Come Connect with us, God, and each other!!
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be June 23 - 27, 2014 between the hours of 9 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. It is a successful outreach program because of all the hard working church volunteers who take part in the various activities. Children from 3 years old through 5th grade learn about the life of Jesus from the Bible. The children are divided into groups and start each day with an opening celebration, followed by a Bible lesson with a verse to learn and a Bible point. Activities, Fun and Games, free lunch and lots of fun are promised. Children throughout our community are invited and encouraged to come join our own church children.
Children’s Christmas Eve Service
December 24th at 5pm
1 Corinthians 15:4 He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said it would be.
The annual Easter Celebration will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9 am – 12 noon. There will be games, egg hunt, Easter crafts and fun activities. Children will be divided into age groups for the egg hunt and all participants can redeem their plastic eggs for prizes. All events are free and the community is invited and encouraged to attend.
The annual Fall Festival will be combined this year with our annual Peace Festival and called Fall Peace Festival. This will be on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. Leaders from the Children’s programs and many other Mariner volunteers provide a fun filled event for our church children and those in our community. There are games, crafts, face painting, tattoos, bounce houses, hay rides, and more. Lots of fun, fellowship and good things to eat will be provided.
Family Movie Night
Mariner’s Family Movie Night is scheduled each month at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Please check our calendar for dates. This event is designed to provide an atmosphere for families to spend time together in a Christian environment. Games including bean bag toss, jump rope, ring toss and hula hoop precede dinner and drinks. The movie starts at 7:00 P.M. Families are asked to bring their own blanket to sit on while they enjoy the movie.