Children's Ministries

Children's MinistriesOur Mission
'Kids City Junction' ministry exists to invite kids into a deeper understanding of the Kingdom of Christ and strengthening their knowledge and personal relationship with God. To serve God, the community and families, equipping kids can come to know Jesus and serve others the way God shaped them to.

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. As teachers and leaders our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children build a life of learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith.

Safety
Our first and highest priority is every child’s safety.

  • Every volunteer submits to a thorough CORI background check.
  • We train and orient volunteers about safety and security protocols.
  • Check in and checks out rules are strict for your safety. 

And another huge priority for us is fun! So we pour ourselves into the task of creating experiences and teaching lessons your child will talk about on the ride home.

On Your First Visit
When you arrive at Judah City Church, please park right up front, as our special guests! If you have kids, enter the main door and look to the right for the sign marked “Kids Check-In” and our staff and volunteers will meet you at the door, take down your basic information and learn a little about your children. We’ll ask about allergies and special needs, and then show you the classroom where your kids will be learning.

After they’re all checked in, just make your way down the hall where our greeting team will meet you at the sanctuary doors and offer you a bulletin, help you find the information desk, and make sure you find a seat. If there is any issue that needs your attention, the kids’ volunteers will send you a text during the worship service. The kids will join you in service for the first two worship songs before being dismissed to their programs. 

What We Offer
Our Sunday kids ministries are organized into three areas:

Nursery and Childcare
Located in the Hampton Room along with preschool ages, our nursery designated volunteer team is passionate about caring for your little ones. We work hard to make sure the environment is clean and that every child experiences genuine nurture and love. Learns basic messages through out the Bible such as love, sharing and caring. They are located with the preschool ages to see exemplary behavior and start hearing God's word.

Preschool
They grow up so fast! At perhaps the most vital age(s) to personal growth, personality traits and cognitive development we have a faith and fun filled agenda. Also situated in the Hampton Room we have interactive lesson, crafts, games, snack and volunteer opportunities.  


Youth
'Awaken' Students… you matter to God! At Judah City, we believe God wants to radically change your life through a relationship with His Son, Jesus. And we are gathering a community of students who are coming to know Jesus and serving the world for the glory of God, which is overseen by our Care Ministry Pastor Loretta Iannicelli and a team of amazing volunteers.

The Ride Home
On your way home, be sure to ask your child questions like, “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?” It’s our goal that every child has a positive answer to these two questions, every week!

The Happenings
If you really want to see a glimpse of kids ministry at JCC check out the Kids Facebook pages.

  • Judah City Church's Kids Ministry
  • Awaken Student Ministries 

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FAQ 

1.) Do my children need to bring anything? 
A bible, a positive attitude and thinking caps on! 

2.) Will I be able to stay in the room with my kids and help?
We love new volunteers! Our Growth Track class is for you then, you will learn more about our church as well as more information on Kids City. After completion and a meeting with our Care Pastor we will work you onto a rotation schedule.

3.) Can I pack a snack for my kids? Due to allergies we ask that you please refrain or speak to the children's church director about any special dietary needs of your child(ren).

4.) Can I bring extra kids? YES. We encourage it, load up your car with as many neighborhood kids that fit!

5.) How do I know which group my kid will be in?

  • Nursery Ages 0-2
  • Preschool Ages 3-12
  • Youth 12-17 (or in service if you prefer) 

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Michelle Sentovich, Children’s Church Director
Michelle has been with Judah City Children’s Church from its inception. She maintains a very extensive Early Childhood/Elementary Education background. Starting in High School over 10 years ago taking cognitive education classes and working for four years in the preschool classroom housed in Wellesley High School. Attending Wheelock College with a double major of Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a minor in Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy.

Michelle was a camp counselor for three summers throughout college before accepting a Teaching Assistant position and Child’s Aid for Wellesley Public Schools. Later, accepting a 2nd Grade teaching position at a local private school. She maintained this position for three years before pursuing other interests. Currently working as a business manager and furthering her education with the goal of a Masters in Business Management and Marketing. Her passion for working with children has never wavered and actively works to improve their lives. She is actively involved in the community and various other volunteer endeavors. Michelle is excited to be here and enthusiastic about helping children know God and grow in the Word. She hopes to meet you and your amazing children soon, so hurry and join in on the fun! 

Get In Touch

  •  Holiday Inn, 265 Lakeside Ave., Marlborough, MA 01752
  •  774-249-6462

Service Times

Main Service: Sundays - 10:30 am

Growth Track: Sundays - 12:00 pm