Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”‘  

Jesus loves your child and so do we at Calvin Church.  This is why we want to personally thank you as parents for allowing your child to attend our children’s ministries this year.  It is a privilege to get to know them and spend time with them each week.     

 Please check out our list of children’s ministries that we have to offer below.



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is an after school program for children attending Waukazoo Elementary School on Lakewood Boulevard.  We will begin right after school with a light snack after which everyone gathers for a great time of singing and prayer.  After the worship time the kids will hear a Bible Story and talk about the lesson for that day.

Our teachers and helpers feel so blessed to have this opportunity to love and bless these precious children for a short time on Wednesday afternoons.

The parents are responsible to pick up their children at 4:40 when Bible Club is finished.  For more information contact Ruth Kammeraad or call the church office at 616-396-4563.



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is a worship time for children ages 3-1/2 through Kindergarten.  The children are dismissed during the worship service on Sunday mornings to participate in their appropriate Bible lesson.  Children & Worship is a spiritual formation approach that presents a joyful way for children to worship God.  It invites children to experience the wonder and mystery of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

For more information about Children and Worship, please contact Trish DeBoer or Harriet Van Heest or call the church office at 616-396-4563.


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is a worship time for children who are in 1st through 5th grade. The children are dismissed during the Sunday morning worship service to participate in their age-appropriate Bible lesson. Each session begins with worship time and a Bible story presentation for the whole group. Then kids gather in small groups to connect with their leaders and dive deeper into the lesson. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

For more information about Kid Connection, please contact Trish DeBoer or Harriet Van Heest or call the church office at 616-396-4563.

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During our 10:00 a.m. worship services, we offer nursery care for young children, ages infant through 3-1/2. Our focus is to free you to enjoy the worship experience without having to worry about the safety of your child. We will give you a pager to discreetly notify you if your child is uncomfortable or needs your attention. We want you to have a great experience learning about God while your child is being cared for by God’s workers in our nursery.



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GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior)

is a club where all girls from Kdg through 8th grade are welcomed into a vibrant community of mentors and peers who care about them. GEMS is an exciting, safe environment for girls to learn about God, His Word, and His world. Girls meet together in a large group setting to learn and discuss the lesson.  Meetings are on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. September through March. For more information about the GEMS program contact Chantha Baker or call the church office at 616-396-4563.


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is a place for all boys in grades 1st through 8th to meet with other boys for: • Exploring • Merit badges • Projects • Camping • Bible Study • Meeting new friends • Hiking • And much more. Cadets is a safe place where the boys are led and mentored by godly men who share the joy and wisdom of Christ-like living with the boys and genuinely care about them. This group meets at the church on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., from September through March. Additional activities may be planned for other days. If you would like to know more about the Cadet program, please contact Tim Speelman or call the church office at 616-396-4563.