0 – GRADE 5


At Hillside it is our passion to communicate to this generation of children that Jesus Christ is alive and well and loves them! We believe not only that we have an obligation to effectively communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to children but that they themselves are special bearers of the image of God from whom we adults have much to learn. Hence, we are committed to providing a safe, stimulating and fun environment for our children’s journey of faith as well as providing opportunities for them to exercise their own special gifts in our midst. Toward these ends we have a growing team of screened*, trained and dedicated care givers and teachers who are actively and often sacrificially involved in serving the children of our community. Come and meet us!
Marnie Gordon

Children’s Minisitry Coordinator

Welcome to Hillside Youth!

Marnie Gordon


During this season, although we can't meet together, we are meeting on Zoom at 9:30 am on Sundays before the main service begins. Grades 5 & under are welcome to join!

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Sunday Mornings

Children’s programs are available at our 9am & 11am Sunday Services (10am during the Summer) for all children from infants to Grade 5.

All children join the service for worship time, then are dismissed to their classes.

If you are a guest with us, please go with your children to their classes, regardless of their age, to sign them in.


NURSERY: Infants to 2 years

The Nursery is located on the main floor beside the kitchen. This is staffed when children are dismissed after the singing time with the adults, but parents can take their small children there any time they are restless and listen to the message from there. Parent must sign in/out children.

PRESCHOOL: 2 to 4 years

Preschool is available downstairs in the Preschool room. Sign in/out by parent is required.

KIDMO: Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 5

Both of these groups are located downstairs in the fellowship hall.


Can my kids stay in the service with me?

We encourage children to participate in our children’s ministry, but it is entirely the parents’ decision. If your small child is restless, you are welcome to listen to the service from the nursery. The nursery is open to nursing mothers, with audio available from the service.

How old do you have to be to take part in our children's ministry and when does it happen?

Everyone gathers in the sanctuary for singing together.  After the announcements, the children are released to go to their specific programs (parents must sign in their children).  We have a nursery for newborns to preschool; a Preschool program; a Kindergarten to Grade 2 program; and a Grade 3-5 program. These programs are offered during all regular services.