Nursery volunteers are responsible for keeping
our Infant and Toddler nurseries running smoothly each Sunday
morning. Children ages 0-5 enjoy many fun activities in a
warm, loving, and safe environment. If you are interested
in helping out with this exciting and rewarding ministry,
please contact Sara
Davis (Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry)
and see the information at the bottom of the page. If you
are currently a nursery volunteer, this page will provide
a resource for everything you need to know about your responsibilities
as a partner in this ministry.
How do I know when I’m scheduled to
serve as a volunteer?
As a volunteer, every few months you will receive
a hard copy of the nursery schedule in the mail. In addition
to this, weekly emails will be sent to remind you the week
before you are scheduled to serve. Finally, the nursery schedule
will be posted here on
our webpage as well.
What if I can’t serve the week I’m
We know everyone has a busy schedule and there
may be weeks when you are unable to serve on your scheduled
week due to illness or conflicts. Whenever possible, please
look over your schedule when you first get your new nursery
schedule and check for possible conflicts so that you can
begin finding a substitute for your week in plenty of time.
The procedure for finding a sub is as follows:
1) Let Sara
Davis know you are unable to serve but are looking
for a substitute.
2) Check the schedule for others who are scheduled
on another week, preferably in the same room as you (infant,
toddler, or preschool) that you would be available for, and
contact them to see if they would be available to switch
weeks with you.
3) Contact the volunteers listed on the sub
list (link posted here) to see if any of them are available
to serve in your place for the week you are unavailable.
4) If, after completing these steps, you are
still unable to find a sub, let Sara
Davis know that you have looked for a sub, and are unable
to find one.
What will I be doing on a typical Sunday morning
as a nursery volunteer?
First of all, we want all volunteers to know
how valuable they are to this ministry-without you, we wouldn’t
be able to care for and shower God’s love on each child
in our church body on Sunday mornings. We want every volunteer
to feel that their role is important and meaningful and that
we are not “just babysitting”.
When children and their families enter the
classrooms each Sunday, we want them to feel first and foremost
that their child will be safe and well cared-for in our hands.
This means following all church safety and security procedures
(link posted here) that all nursery volunteers, and families
with children participating in this ministry are welcome
and encouraged to review whenever needed. This also means
welcoming families with a smile and being intentional and
sensitive about how we approach their children.
The Nursery Volunteers schedule is posted on the calendar
on the right and can be seen here
In the event that you are unable to serve in Nursery, please check this list for a substitute and let me know of the switch
Weekly Lesson for Toddlers @10:45AM
download this weeks lesson
All volunteers working with children and youth in MA are
required to submit a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information)
background check. This helps ensure that our programs are
the safest they can be for our children and teens. Please
print out the CORI form and return it to the Director of
Children's Ministry. Thank you.