When do I need to come on Sundays?
Our services are at 9:15 and 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings. You will want to arrive early to allow yourself enough time to park, check in your children to class and make it to service on time! We would recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the service you want to attend.
Where do I go on Sundays?
On your first Sunday at Dogwood Church, please stop by our Information Booth in the Welcome Center. Our staff and volunteers will be there to help you find the programs for your children. They will be available to assist you with checking your child in to class, and they will answer any questions you may have.
What will my child do on Sundays?
Preschoolers and children will enjoy activities specifically designed for them on Sunday mornings. Preschoolers are grouped in classes by age (as of September 1), and they enjoy art, music, recreation and other activities centered on a Bible story and spiritual truth during each hour. School-age children have the opportunity to attend both large group and small group experiences on Sundays. Our goal is for children to have fun and make friends while learning about God.
Who will supervise my children during service?
Your children will enjoy going to class with our committed and gifted teachers at Dogwood! All of our volunteers receive training on working with children, and they have been carefully screened through an application process and criminal history check.
What if my child needs me during class?
If your child becomes ill or distressed in class, we will notify you so that you can care for him/her. Parents of Babies and preschoolers are requested to take a numbered keytag. We ask that parents of Babies and preschoolers also note your whereabouts during each service on the class Check-In Form so that we can locate you if needed. If your child has any special needs, we request that you inform us of them on your visit so that we can provide the highest quality care and ministry to your child.
Are children welcome in worship?
Children are always welcome in worship at Dogwood Church! Your child may attend services in the Worship Center with you, if desired. Our only request is to be sensitive to those around you, and if you have a young restless child, minimize disruptions to others by stepping out and attending to your child’s needs. We also have care for your newborns to preschoolers and children’s church for K-6th grade available.
What security measures does the church have to protect our children?
The safety and security of children is one of our highest priorities at Dogwood Church. To ensure that only parents and other authorized adults are allowed to pick up your children, we have a numbered keytag system for babies through preschool. On your first visit, our volunteers will help you complete this process. One part is the child’s tag for the class, and you give it to the teacher at your child’s class. You will keep a similar tag and must be presented to the teacher in the classroom after church to pick up your child. Only the parent or individual with the tag may pick up the child.