Hybrid Children's Ministry

We are excited to announce that we’ve begun in-person ministries! We look forward to seeing how God will continue to grow our faith and trust in Him in this new hybrid season and are thankful for the many opportunities we have to further the gospel online and in person.

During this current phase of our reopening we will have classes for our 3 year old to 5th grade kids. All classes will meet indoors following the guidelines set by LA County and the CDC. There were a number of different factors taken into account in deciding to reopen our in-person ministries, but we wanted to highlight two of them. The first is the promising news that COVID cases continue to decline in our community and second, the decision local school districts have made in opening their campuses for in-person learning.

This season is a challenging one and we know that every family is making the best decision they can with their particular circumstances. For the families who will wait on having your kids attend in-person, we will continue to offer our Sunday videos on YouTube for you to worship together at home!

Below are the details of our in-person ministries so that you can know what to expect in this current phase of our Lighthouse Kids reopening!

What Should I Expect?

Registration

  • All kids must be registered online in advance. 
  • Registration opens on Mondays at 9 AM and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Registration closes on Fridays at 8 PM or when we hit our capacity  
  • Currently we are only allowing registration of 3 year old to 5th grade kids.
  • If after registering for a service, you determine that you will no longer be able to attend, please notify Tiffany Mikamo at tmikamo@lighthousesouthbay.org.

Check-In

  • Please enter into the Fellowship Hall where you will see the check-in station for Lighthouse Kids. On the tablet enter in your phone number and check them into the appropriate classroom based off the roster posted. 
  • Parents will receive 2 stickers per child. One sticker is to be placed on the front left area of the child’s shirt and the duplicate stickers are to be kept for pickup confirmation. 
  • Please drop off your kids in their classroom. 
  • Families may check in their kids 15 minutes before service (8:45am / 10:45am). 

Classroom Setup

  • Here are pictures of how the classrooms will look like:

Class Breakdown

  • We will be incorporating our online video segments in our in-person ministry, so there is no need to have your kids watch the video beforehand.
  • Here is a general outline of what a typical Sunday class would look like:
    • Devotional & Musical Worship (includes singing indoors for indoor classrooms)
    • Teaching Time & Follow Up Discussion
    • Review & Lighthouse Kids Highlights Booklet
    • Stretch Break
    • Craft / Game Time
    • (occasional) Missions Presentations / Prayer Time

Expectations for Kids

  • Kids must wear their masks at all times and maintain a safe distance during in-person ministry. 
  • Each class will have shared supplies, but kids are also allowed to bring a bag or backpack with their own supplies:
    • Bible
    • Lighthouse Kids Highlights Booklet
    • Pencils / Pens
    • Coloring material (crayons, markers, colored pencils)
    • (optional) Water bottle
    • Book / Non-electronic toy to play with for drop-off / pick-up times
    • No electronics or distracting toys allowed
  • We will not be serving snacks, but kids may bring a water bottle. If they need to drink water, they can distance themselves and briefly remove their mask to drink. 
  • Please have your kids use the restroom at home before they come to church. 

Check Out Process

  • After service dismissal, please pick up your child at their classroom.
  • Parents will display their duplicate name stickers and our volunteers will check your children out to you.

Additional Safety Notes

  • Volunteers will be enforcing mask-wearing and safe distancing.
  • If volunteers need to contact the parent/guardian, they will text the parent contact number. If there is no response, volunteers will locate the parents in the service area to come pick-up their child. 
  • If any volunteer or child experiences COVID symptoms within 48 hours of Sunday service, they or their parents are expected to contact Lighthouse. We will notify all of the families and other volunteers who were present on that Sunday. The volunteer/child who confirmed positive for COVID will not be permitted to attend in-person ministries until they have surpassed a 10-day symptom-free time period or have tested negative in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • In case we need to evacuate (e.g. earthquake, fire), we will evacuate to Van Ness street and head north towards Del Amo Blvd.

Serving

Interested in serving in outdoor services?