Children's Ministries

Classes, activities, and events for children and their families are interactive, faith-focused, and fun.


In Worship each Sunday, there is a Children’s Message during the 10:30 a.m. service. There is a cry room available for those would like a place for wiggly children to play with quiet toys, while older kids and adult can see, hear, and participate in the service. Children are always welcome in worship!

Nursery is available for infants through young 5s from 8:30 a.m. – noon on Sunday mornings.

Children In Worship Sunday School  Children In Worship (CIW) is a interactive Christian education time for children in grades K- 5 and is offered during both the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.  Kids come to worship with their families, then after the Children’s Message, they are led to their classrooms. CIW concludes shortly after the worship service ends.

LEGO Faithbuilders is offered during the summer months, and takes place on the same time schedule as Children In Worship. The kids learn about a Bible story and then create the story using LEGO building bricks. 

Kids’ Choir is for pre-K through grade 6. This fun and interactive music time is held from 10:00 -10:25 a.m. on Sunday mornings.


Kids Connection is an after school program for  students in grades K –5. It meets from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for homework, activities, and a short Bible lesson.

Wednesday Suppers are for all ages. A tasty meal is available on Wednesdays during the school year from 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Chimers, a chimes choir for students in grades 2 – 6, practices from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Singers, a choir for students in grades 2 – 6, practices from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. These musical groups sometimes incorporate percussion instruments. 

Special Events For Children and Families

Easter Egg Hunt

A time for crafts, activities, and of course, hunting for Easter Eggs. This event is open to all. 

Family Movies

The BIG screen is set up, the popcorn is ready, and it’s time to gather with family and friends for a family-friendly movie. 

Campout at Church

A hot dog supper, s’mores, games and an outdoor movie are parts of this fun, family event. 

Vacation Bible School

Church of the Dunes partners with another church the Grand Haven area to offer a five-evening, Bible school experience for kids. Songs, games, activities, and crafts bring Bible stories to life and makes happy summer memories. 

Trunk or Treat

Members and friends of the church decorate the trunks of their cars, and stash them full of treats so children from the church and community can trunk or treat in the church parking lot. This event includes face painting, activities and games, the bounce house, and more.

Special Presentations

The Children’s, Youth, and Music Ministries team up to create and present a very special presentation at worship on a Sunday during the Christmas season and again in the springtime.