What programs do we offer?

Nursery

Sunday mornings nursery care is provided for children 0-2 years old. Our caregivers provide a loving secure environment for our littlest ones in safe, clean rooms.

School of Discipleship

This is for all boys and girls ages 2 to fifth grade. We meet the same time as Adult School of Discipleship. Our current curriculum is The Gospel Project and it teaches through the Old and New Testaments in three years. The children learn that all of God’s word points to Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Children’s Church

We provide children’s church during the worship services for children ages 2 years to second grade. Children participate in the beginning of worship with their parents, and are then dismissed to their own classes.

Special Needs/Disabilities

At New Life we welcome all children, including those with special needs and/or disabilities. We realize church can be a challenging environment when families are navigating developmental delays, learning challenges, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, or severe allergies to name a few. Please contact Beth Anne Lesshafft at bethanne.lesshafft@newlifedresher.org to discuss how we can best serve you and your child’s needs.

Kid’s Clubs

Clubs are held on Sunday evenings during the school year for boys and girls, Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Parents are invited and encouraged to participate in these programs.  Our 2019-20 Kids Clubs will begin in September. CLICK HERE for the Winter/Spring Schedule.

Coffee and Kids Playgroup

Twice a month we invite parents/caregivers of babies and pre-schoolers to come and spend a morning for play, coffee/tea and conversation.  Our only agenda is to get to know each other better, and to allow children a time to play. A light snack and water is also provided for the children. Coffee & Kids is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the auditorium.  

Summer Camp

Every Summer we sponsor our annual “Cubs-in-Motion” and “Kids-in-Motion” day camps. This summer they will be held August 3rd-7th . Cubs in Motion is a three-hour morning program for children aged 4-5 or entering kindergarten. Kids-in-Motion is a full-day program for those who have completed kindergarten to those leaving 5th grade. Campers choose either a sports, art or theater track.
Registration is now open:
NOTE: Cubs in Motion is full, but CLICK HERE to register for the waitlist.
CLICK HERE to register for Kids in Motion. NOTE: The sports and art camps for Kids in Motion are full, but CLICK HERE to register for the waitlist.
Please email Beth Anne Lesshafft at bethanne.lesshafft@newlifedresher.org if you have any questions. CLICK HERE to see photos of the 2018 Kids in Motion Camp.

Current News:

COVID-19 Children’s Ministry Update Week 3 – CLICK HERE.

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We Take Child Protection Seriously

At New Life, we want to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our community – our children. Here’s what we are committed to doing well:

• Fulfill the PA state law by requiring all paid staff to submit to criminal, child abuse registry and FBI fingerprint checks. Checks are renewed for each staff member every 5 years.
• Fulfill the PA state law by requiring all paid staff to take state mandated training to be aware of child abuse issues and fulfill their mandated reporting duties should there be suspected child abuse.
• Require volunteers in our Sunday School, Children’s Church, Kids Clubs, and Youth groups to have attended New Life six months or more and have an oral interview by a staff member regarding their fitness to serve in the position they are seeking.
• Require approval of all volunteers annually by our Session (board of elders).
• Fulfill the PA state law by requiring children and youth volunteers to submit to criminal and child abuse registry background checks, as well as an FBI fingerprint check if they have not lived in PA for the last 10 consecutive years. Checks are renewed once every 5 years.
• Require all volunteers to take training to be aware of child abuse and fulfill their mandated reporting duties should there be suspected child abuse
• Require all our volunteers to receive and read New Life’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures. We expect them to follow the procedures as outlined there.
• We use a check in system which provides unique sticker codes so that children can only be released to authorized adults from Sunday morning or evening activities.