Children's Ministry

Our purposes in Children’s Ministries are to share the Gospel with children, allowing them to experience God through worship and activities, encouraging spiritual growth through scripture and Bible lessons, that they may, in turn, share the gospel with their family and friends to develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


We have plenty of places where kids can get plugged in. We have Sunday School classes, groups throughout the week, and camps and schools! At Hawthorne Gospel Church, the safety of your child is a high priority for us. For this reason, all of our volunteers have been screened with background checks for security. All children will need a registration card filled out at the time of their first visit.

Children's Sunday School

We desire your children to come to know Jesus at a young age and for them to grow in their love for Jesus every single day. For this reason we have a lot of opportunities for Children at Hawthorne Gospel Church.

Sunday School is offered during the 9:55 service and is a place for your child to learn about Christ’s love through bible stories, scripture memorization, and songs. Each of our Sunday school class curricula builds off of the previous years to build continuity.

  • Children 2 and younger will meet in the nursery
  • 3 year-old class in C-1
  • 4 year-old class in C-15
  • Kindergarten class in C-9
  • 1st grade class in C-4
  • 2nd and 3rd grade classes in C-10
  • 4th and 5th grade classes in Y-201

Children's Church
Children meet in room E2B right by the playground and learn about God's love through Bible stories. Any children 3 and older may attend.

Club 208
Club 208 is offered during the 5:00 service, and is a place for your child to experience Christ’s love through bible stories, crafts and practical application. You can register your child for Club 208 in the lobby of the church and have your child sit with you during the service. The children will be dismissed before the sermon to meet their teacher in back of the sanctuary for the lesson. Club 208 meets in c-4 for kindergarten through 5th grade.

Nursery is provided at all of our services, 8:25, 9:55, 11:25 and 5:00.

Special Needs
Each Sunday there are two special needs classrooms available during the 9:55 a.m. service to accommodate those who cannot attend a typical children’s class. Our volunteers offer a safe and secure place for children to go and learn about God’s love.

We also offer Buddies who can assist higher functioning children and youth with special needs as they learn about God alongside their peers. We offer Buddies on Sundays during the 9:55 Sunday school classes.

Children's Weekday Activities


God’s Little Singers: Parents/caregivers and children (infants to 6 years) enjoy music/stories. Meets from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Sanctuary overflow under the balcony on the right. Contact: Betsy Nye at 201-670-0152. We are starting up again on September 21!


Thursday Morning Storytime: Provided for children of moms attending Daughters of the King or Deep Roots. The Nursery is open for infants and toddlers and Storytime is for children ages infants-5 years old in C-5/6. Contact Sandy Lynn Bober at We are starting up again on September 16!


Kid's Klub - September-May, 7:00-8:30 PM
Our Kickoff Carnival will be Friday, September 17th
Infant Center (Nursery): Infants to 2-year-olds
Skipper Club: Meets for three-year-old children in the Toddler Center (Nursery) from 7:00-8:30 PM for Bible lesson, songs, games, and crafts.
Scooter Club: Meets in room C-4 from 7:00-8:30 PM for four- and five-year-olds. Children learn about Jesus through Bible lessons, songs, games, and crafts.
Tree Climbers (Christian Service Brigade): For boys in first and second grades and their fathers or an adult male friend. Meets from 7:00-8:30 PM in the New Gym and room Y-201. Bible study, games, crafts, canoe trips, campouts, and other great experiences are offered.
Stockade (Christian Service Brigade): For boys in grades 3 through 5. Meets from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Old Gym and in rooms Y-134 & Y-135. Includes Bible study, games, crafts, and special events: canoe trips, campouts, etc.
Pioneer Girls: Clubs meet from 7:00-8:30 PM. There is a class for each grade: 1 (C-1); 2 (C-2); 3 (C11/12) 4 (C-8) & 5 (C-9). Bible lessons, crafts, games, songs, and a time to make new friends and learn new skills are planned. Open to girls from all churches.
Coordinator: Joy Meyer (201-825-9298)

Children’s Ministries:
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR KIDS’ KLUB: For the well-being of your children . . . Parents of children five (5) years old and under must stay on the church premises during the entire Kids’ Klub.

Special Needs

Our program’s goal is that each child, regardless of ability, will have the opportunity to learn more about God’s love and how to follow Jesus.
Our program includes the following:

  • Sunday School Class
  • Buddy Break Respite Events
  • Pairing Buddies for Friday Night Kids Klubs
  • Sunday School Class
  • A buddy for each student
  • Instruction and materials geared to learning ability and learning style
  • Accommodations for disabilities
  • Individualized Behavior Management System as appropriate
  • Supported Typical Classes with peers with a buddy for each student, who facilitates learning and socialization within the typical classroom he or she would attend.

The class takes place in classroom E1B, which is downstairs in the Education Building and it is during our 9:55 service.

The placement of each child is individually determined based upon observation, parent interview, available staff, and the student’s needs. To learn more, or to request a parent interview contact our Special Needs Ministry Team.

Vacation Bible School

Throughout the week, kids learn about the rebuilding Jerusalem’s Temple and outer wall. Prepare to work on God’s Corners†one Cons†ruc†ion while encountering a Demolition Day, Building Permits, Ground Breaking, Delays, and the Completion of the City. There are many ways to serve during VBS! Come be a part of this exciting week by serving with us. See you there!

“So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.” Isaiah 28:16 (NIV)

A reminder please that all children age 3 and under must have an adult from their household participating in our volunteer program. We encourage you to share our event with friends, registration is now online only.

Register for VBS 2022 here:

Top of the Hill Day Camp


Sandy Lynn Bober