Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries

Helping children love, know and serve Jesus.

Jesus once said, "Let the children come to me and do not stop them because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Mark 10:14) At Willoughby Church bringing children to Jesus is at the heart of our ministry with children.  Our SONLiFE children's ministry exists to nurture and encourage children to love, know and serve Jesus.

Nursery - Ages 0 - 3
Nursery care is an important part of our ministry with children and their parents.  We believe that the welcome and care we extend to infants and toddlers is the very first experience most of them will have, outside of their family relationships, with the love of God. It is the start of a lifelong journey of learning about Jesus. Our goal is to provide quality care for your young children while you worship.  The volunteer staff who look after the children provide loving and understanding care in our facility prepared specifically for young children. Nursery care is available during our Sunday services and during some special services.  Children can be brought to the nursery before or during the service, as numbers allow.

SONLiFE - Ages 3 - Grade 4
Children who participate in our SONLiFE children's program are connected in age appropriate ways with the stories of God through worship, Christ-centered Bible storytelling and small group activities. Following a time of worship, the children move into small groups for Bible stories and learning activities.
Our SONLiFE ministry takes place during our Sunday morning worship service. Sign-in at the welcome table in the main foyer just outside the sanctuary. Children worship with their families in the sanctuary for 10 - 15 mins. and then are invited to SONLiFE.

Both Nursery and SONLiFE take place on the second floor of our building.




Making crowns, listening to the story of the Magi and singing songs were all part of celebrating the beginning of the season of Epiphany in SONLiFE this past Sunday.  Epiphany which begins on January 6, is connected... Read More

SONLiFE Kids Trade Cookies for Coins to end World Hunger

As in past years, our annual Cookies for Hungry Kids event was a great success! On November 26, Willoughby Church's World Hunger Sunday, the SONLiFE kids traded delicious homemade cookies for coins as a way to... Read More

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Willoughby Kids Assemble School Supply Kits

This past Sunday, the Willoughby Church SONLiFE children assembled 40 School Supply Kits for the MCC yearly Back-to-School Supply Kits campaign.  Through this project, MCC distributes over 80,000 kits annually to... Read More