"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden."
Welcome to Hillcity kids!
Ages 5 years to 5th grade
Here at Helotes Hills, we believe children are our greatest hope for the future and we celebrate the excitement, joy, life, and light they bring to our church family. We see the light shining brightly in each and every child and we want to do everything we can to encourage that light, protect it, and let it grow, so that it will one day be a bright beacon of its own.
We have experienced - and continue to experience - the joy and wonder that children explore their world with and are continually amazed at their ability to learn and to teach. We believe that children should share in worship and be encouraged to find ways of worshiping and praising God that works for them. We strive every week to provide fulfilling and meaningful ways for these energetic, bright - and sometimes loud - sparks to turn into beacons for Christ.
HillCity Kids Spark
HillCity Kids Spark is a program that focuses on bringing scripture to life in tangible ways for children from 5 years old to 5th grade. Held directly following the Children's Time during worship, Spark is our version of a Children's Church program and takes place in our Fellowship Hall where children can play, laugh, create, and be loud! Each week we give thanks for the blessings we have in our life by sharing the Light of Christ; explore our scripture lesson through a story and related craft; play a game; and most importantly, share our experiences from the week and grow together in Christ. Each scripture lesson correlates to the scripture being focused on in worship, so parents are encouraged to explore the lesson with their children and ask opened-ended questions to keep the discussion going.
HillCity Kids Shine
HillCity Kids Shine is a combined Sunday School class for children ages 5 years to 5th grade. Held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, we explore what it means to be a follower of Christ in our daily lives. Shine further explores the scriptures being taught in Spark and seeks to tap into a child's sense of wonder with their world around them. Every Sunday we use a story, craft, and open discussion to give children the opportunity to process and explore the ideas and concepts presented to them through the week's Bible Story. We ask the question "how can we apply this to our lives?' and learn to pray by sharing prayer requests categorized into simple terms- help, sorry, praise, and thanks - and then praying for each other. Parents are encouraged to ask their children what they prayed for that week and continue to encourage an open conversation with God.
HillCity Kids Alive!
Calling all kids who like to sing, shout, act, and praise Him through music and song! HillCity Kids Alive! is a performance group aimed at providing the children in our congregation a way to express their ministry to others through music, song, dance, and some occasional drama. Whatever way our children want to praise Him, we want to celebrate. Held Sunday afternoons from 12:15-12:45 in the Education Building and open to all children ages 3 years old to 5th grade, HillCity Kids Alive! performs monthly in Worship service with the opportunity for more involvement as we grow. Come worship and praise God with us!
Rehearsals run each year from August to June. We hope to see you there!