Sunday School is at 9am and the Morning Service is at 10am.
We hope you plan on joining us. Required PPE. Must bring a mask and your own hand sanitizer. We may use an overflow area too. If it is nice out we will leave the doors and windows open some. Must maintain safe distancing. In order to attend you must NOT be sick or recently been sick. Please follow any extra precautions recommended by your doctor.
The service will also be recorded for your convenience, if you can't attend.
For those able to come, please sit with the family your live with and interact with. Pew spacing will be in affect. Offering will NOT be passed, but there will be a place in the back for giving.  
I'm inticipating a very exciting Sunday morning service!!! 
With some extra newness!!! Be ready ready to worship anew!!!

VICKSBURG GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH

CHILD SAFETY POLICY

The safety of children is a high priority not only because of the emphasis our society places upon the safety of children but especially because children are precious in the sight of Almighty God. In order to maximize the safety of children participating in activities of this church the following policy has been adopted.

Sunday School


Nursery and Toddler Classes

Classroom Staffing

There should be two individuals per class one of which must be an adult at least 21 years of age or must be a parent if less that 21 years of age.  A teenager who is at least 14 years of age may serve as one of the classroom workers.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Management of Children

All parents/guardians must fill out a Nursery & Toddler Information Card and present it to the adult worker in charge of the classroom. Those who attend regularly may fill out one card and keep it on file in the classroom. Visitors and guests should fill out a card each time they are in attendance.

In order to ensure that only properly authorized persons actually pick up children from the nursery and toddler areas, one parent/guardian shall be given a token when dropping off their children. The classroom workers should only return a child to the person presenting the correct token.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be given to children according to the directions given by the parent(s) on the Nursery & Toddler Information Card. Teachers and staff may not provide food or drink at their own discretion.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Diapering, Potty training, and Restroom Use

Children will be diapered according to the instructions given by the parents/guardians on the Nursery & Toddler Information Card. Those children who are in the process of potty training will be assisted by a classroom worker as necessary and according to the instructions on the Nursery & Toddler Information Card. Children needing to use the restroom will be granted as much privacy as possible but should be supervised by a classroom worker.

Toys

Age appropriate toys for both boys and girls will be provided by authorized staff only in the various classrooms. Toys with small parts which could be swallowed will not be used. Toys with sharp edges or protruding portions or which pose a pinching hazard shall not be used.  Books provided should teach concepts that are Christ honoring and should not be of a secular nature.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards. Toys, counter tops, and other surfaces should be periodically wiped down with a disposable disinfectant wipe. Changing areas must be thoroughly cleaned.

Soiled items must be secured out of reach of the children and then thoroughly disinfected as soon as possible. Items which are soiled beyond cleaning shall be disposed of and replaced.

All individuals entering the Nursery must take off their shoes or cover their shoes with the shoe covers provided at the door.

Siblings or other older children should not enter the classrooms.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children in the nursery or toddler classrooms.

Children who become ill during the course of their church attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas and toys with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.  Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent, the Sunday School Superintendent should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute. Teachers and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade

Classroom Staffing

A teacher for K-12th classes must be an adult 21 years of age or older.  Only one adult is required in each classroom. However, if an additional teacher/worker is available, it is preferred to have two individuals in each class. A teenager who is at least 14 years of age may serve as one of the classroom workers in the kindergarten through 4th grade classes. Teenagers must not have primary responsibility for the class.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Management of Children

Children are expected to cooperate with classroom teachers and workers. Those children who continually disrupt good order shall be taken to the parents/guardians and shall sit with them for the duration of the class. The teacher shall work with the parents/guardians to reintegrate the child back into the class.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be provided for children but teachers and staff must ask children whether or not they have any food allergies or allergies to any common food and drink additives such as red dye, etc.. Those with food allergies should be offered a suitable alternative.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards. Chairs, tabletops, and other surfaces should be periodically wiped down with a disposable disinfectant wipe.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children.

Children who become ill during the course of their church attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent, the Sunday School Superintendent should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute. Teachers and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Children's Church


Nursery and Toddler Classes

Classroom Staffing

There should be two individuals per class one of which must be an adult at least 21 years of age or must be a parent if less that 21 years of age.  A teenager who is at least 14 years of age may serve as one of the classroom workers.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Management of Children

All parents/guardians must fill out a Nursery & Toddler Information Card and present it to the adult worker in charge of the classroom. Those who attend regularly may fill out one card and keep it on file in the classroom. Visitors and guests should fill out a card each time they are in attendance.

In order to ensure that only properly authorized persons actually pick up children from the nursery and toddler areas, one parent/guardian shall be given a token when dropping off their children. The classroom workers should only return a child to the person presenting the correct token.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be given to children according to the directions given by the parent(s) on the Nursery & Toddler Information Card. Teachers and staff may not provide food or drink at their own discretion.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Diapering, Potty training, and Restroom Use

Children will be diapered according to the instructions given by the parents/guardians on the Nursery & Toddler Information Card. Those children who are in the process of potty training will be assisted by a classroom worker as necessary and according to the instructions on the Nursery & Toddler Information Card. Children needing to use the restroom will be granted as much privacy as possible but should be supervised by a classroom worker.

Toys

Age appropriate toys for both boys and girls will be provided by authorized staff only in the various classrooms. Toys with small parts which could be swallowed will not be used. Toys with sharp edges or protruding portions or which pose a pinching hazard shall not be used.  Books provided should teach concepts that are Christ honoring and should not be of a secular nature.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards. Toys, counter tops, and other surfaces should be periodically wiped down with a disposable disinfectant wipe. Changing areas must be thoroughly cleaned.

Soiled items must be secured out of reach of the children and then thoroughly disinfected as soon as possible. Items which are soiled beyond cleaning shall be disposed of and replaced.

All individuals entering the Nursery must take off their shoes or cover their shoes with the shoe covers provided at the door.

Siblings or other older children should not enter the classrooms.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children in the nursery or toddler classrooms.

Children who become ill during the course of their church attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas and toys with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.  Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent for the Toddler class,  the Children’s Church Leader should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute.  When staff members for the Nursery need to be absent on their assigned Sunday, Jane Magill should be contacted as soon as possible so that she may arrange for a qualified substitute.  Teachers and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

Classroom Staffing

A teacher for K-Sixth Grade classes must be an adult 21 years of age or older. Only one adult is required in each classroom. However, if an additional teacher/worker is available, it is preferred to have two individuals in each class. A teenager who is at least 14 years of age may serve as one of the classroom workers in the kindergarten through 4th grade classes. Teenagers must not have primary responsibility for the class.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Management of Children

Children are expected to cooperate with classroom teachers and workers. Those children who continually disrupt good order shall be taken to the parents/guardians and shall sit with them for the duration of the class. The teacher shall work with the parents/guardians to reintegrate the child back into the class.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be provided for children but teachers and staff must ask children whether or not they have any food allergies or allergies to any common food and drink additives such as red dye, etc.. Those with food allergies should be offered a suitable alternative.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children.

Children who become ill during the course of their church attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent, the Children’s Church leader should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute. Teachers and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Kids Triumphant


Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

Classroom Staffing

A teacher for K-Sixth Grade classes must be an adult 21 years of age or older. Only one adult is required in each classroom. However, if an additional teacher/worker is available, it is preferred to have two individuals in each class.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be provided for children but teachers and staff must ask children whether or not they have any food allergies or allergies to any common food and drink additives such as red dye, etc.. Those with food allergies should be offered a suitable alternative.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children.

Children who become ill during the course of their church attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent, the Kids Triumphant Leader should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute. Teachers and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this area.

Solid Foundations Youth Group


Seventh through Twelfth Grade

Classroom Staffing

A teacher for Youth Group must be an adult 21 years of age or older. Only one adult is required in each classroom. However, if an additional teacher/worker is available, it is preferred to have two individuals in each class.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Management of Children

Children are expected to cooperate with Youth Group leaders and workers.  The parents of those children who continually disrupt good order shall be notified and may be disqualified from further participation, either for a short time or for the remainder of the meeting. The Youth Group leader shall work with the parents/guardians to reintegrate the child back into the class.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be provided for children but the Youth Group leader and staff must ask children whether or not they have any food allergies or allergies to any common food and drink additives such as red dye, etc.. Those with food allergies should be offered a suitable alternative.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children.

Children who become ill during the course of their Youth Group attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants. Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent, the Pastor should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute. Leaders and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Vacation Bible School


Preschool through Sixth Grade

Classroom Staffing

A teacher must be an adult 21 years of age or older. It is preferred to have two individuals in each class. A teenager who is at least 14 years of age may serve as one of the classroom workers through 4th grade classes. Teenagers must not have primary responsibility for the class.

Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Management of Children

Children are expected to cooperate with classroom teachers and workers. Those children who continually disrupt good order shall be taken to a VBS director. The VBS director shall work with the parents/guardians to reintegrate the child back into the class.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be provided for children but teachers and staff must ask children whether or not they have any food allergies or allergies to any common food and drink additives such as red dye, etc.. Those with food allergies should be offered a suitable alternative.

Medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, shall not under any circumstance be given to a child by a teacher or staff member. If a child is in need of medication, the teacher or staff member shall get a parent/guardian and have the parent/guardian administer the medication.

Classroom Environment

Even though the church employs a custodian it shall be the responsibility of the classroom teachers/workers to ensure that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards.

Illness

Parents with children who are known to be ill are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home and assist in not spreading illness to other children.

Children who become ill during the course of their VBS attendance will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. All areas with which the ill child had come in contact will be disinfected as soon as possible by a staff member. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the classroom workers using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer. The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by a worker as soon as possible.

Teacher/Staff Absences

When a teacher or staff member needs to be absent, the VBS leader should be contacted as soon as possible so that he or she may arrange for a qualified substitute. Teachers and staff members may not arrange for substitutes on their own. Individuals who have not previously worked as a teacher or helper must fill out an application form and pass a background check prior to serving in this role. Application forms can be obtained from the pastor or an elder.

Special Events


All Ages

Event Staffing

Special events, either on church property or held at another location, shall be staffed by adults 21 years of age or older, one of which will be designated as the event leader. Special event staffing may include parents of children who are participating but who might not otherwise work regularly with children. Such parents will cooperate with and support the event leader and other event staff.

Management of Children

Children participating in a special event are expected to cooperate with the event leader and all event staff, and to obey any event rules or guidelines whether at the church or at another location. Children who disrupt good order or who disobey event rules or guidelines may be disqualified from further participation, either for a short time or for the remainder of the event. At the discretion of the event leader, the parents/guardians of the disruptive child may be contacted and required to pick up their child as soon as possible.

Food, Drink, and Medicine

Food and drink may be provided for children but teachers and staff must ask children whether or not they have any food allergies or allergies to any common food and drink additives such as red dye, etc.. Those with food allergies should be offered a suitable alternative.

If a child is in need of medicine, whether prescription or over-the-counter, during the course of a special event it may be administered according to the written directions of the parent/guardian. A designated adult, either teacher or staff member, shall be responsible for retaining all medicine in his/her possession and shall dispense the medicine to the child only according to the written directions which the parent/guardian has provided. The teacher or staff member shall record the name of the child, the time, and the name of the medicine administered on a sheet of paper which shall be retained by the designated adult administering the medicine for one week after the conclusion of the special event.

Event Environment

When holding a special event at the church, it shall be the responsibility of the event leader and workers to see that the environment is clean, neat, and free of potential hazards. Any furniture moved during the course of the event shall be returned to its original location and the building shall be left in a neat and orderly condition.

Illness

Children who are known to be ill may not participate in special events.

Children who become ill during the course of their participation in a special event will be kept away from the other children as much as possible. Any vomit, diarrhea, etc. will be cleaned up immediately by the special event staff using vinyl gloves and the appropriate disinfectants.  Disinfectants and cleaning supplies are located in the janitor’s closet at the bottom of the steps of the front foyer.  The parents/guardians of the ill child will be notified by the special event leader to pick up their child as soon as possible.