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Jaime Swayne

Jaime Swayne

Next Gen Director
Lisa Barham

Lisa Barham

Children’s Director
Suzanne Arnold

Suzanne Arnold

Nursery/Toddler Director
Shiny Corrao

Shiny Corrao

Preschool Director
Alyssa Pizzella

Alyssa Pizzella

Elementary Director
Rachel Rutherford

Rachel Rutherford

Next Gen Assistant
Maddy Boos

Maddy Boos

Children’s Ministry Assistant
Daisha Fowlks

Daisha Fowlks

Next Gen Worship Leader

Nursery/Toddler:
At CrossCity Christian Church, we believe that God can have an effect on the life of a child from the time that they are born. Our Nursery and Toddler Programs provide care for infants and toddlers for ages birth up to 3 years of age during our weekend services.  Children are engaged in play, worship, snack, and more with our dedicated volunteer staff.

Did You Know?

● All our Nursery/Toddler Volunteers/Staff are Background Checked and Interviewed.
● Toys & Supplies are sanitized between each service in the Nursery.
● We have pagers, which we will use to get you out of service if your child needs you. Which means you can sit back, enjoy the service, and not worry!
● In our Toddler Room, in addition to playtime, kids participate in interactive worship and Bible lessons.
● Our volunteers participate in a minimum of 2 trainings per year.
● We have a Nursing Mother’s Lounge just off of the check in area.
● We have “Family Room” called the Sandbox directly across from the Nursery/Toddler environment families can use to enjoy service together.
● Our Nursery/Toddler Director, Suzanne, would love to give you a tour of the
environment any time after services end.

Preschool:
Our weekly preschool environment is created especially for kids 2½ (potty trained) through Kindergarten. We know that young children are learning and growing in amazing ways. Every weekend, we take advantage of this unique opportunity to introduce them to their loving Heavenly Father. Nothing is more important for your children than to begin to understand who God is. We want them to know God as their Creator, their Heavenly Father, and their Friend. With this in mind, we want all preschoolers to master three key truths. God MADE me. God LOVES me. Jesus wants to be my FRIEND forever.

Did You Know?

● All of our Preschool Volunteers/Staff are Background Checked and Interviewed.
● Our Volunteers participate in a minimum of 2 trainings per year.
● We have Volunteers in the Preschool who have served in this ministry for over 20 years.
● Even in the “classroom” we create a small group environment for our Preschoolers to connect with God, each other, and the leaders.
● We send home a half sheet overview of our weekend lesson and monthly memory verse.
● We have “Family Room” called the Sandbox directly across from the Nursery/Toddler environment families can use to enjoy service together.
● Our Preschool Director, Shiny, would love to give you a tour of the environment any time after services end.

Elementary: 1st-4th
Our elementary environment is designed for kids 1st-4th grade. We believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick… I need to make the WISE choice. I can TRUST God no matter what. I should treat others the way I want to be treated. The focus at CrossCity Kids is to see how God’s Word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last.

Did You Know?

● All of our Elementary Volunteers/Staff are Background Checked and Interviewed.
● Our Volunteers participate in a minimum of 2 trainings per year.
● Meaningful adult relationships, besides the parent relationship, is the number one reason why kids will stay in church once they turn 18. That is what we are trying to foster in CrossCity Kids.
● We have a Facebook Page, which will keep you in the loop and offer great parenting tips each week: CrossCity Kids Facebook Page
● We send home a weekly devotion you can do with your kids and a half sheet overview of our weekend lesson and monthly memory verse.
● We have a Lost & Found in the Bible Bucks Store. It is located in the White Cabinet. Feel free to dig through and locate those lost items.
● We always have ongoing Events & Activities, which you can find on our Events & Activities Tab.

Flyte 56: 5th-6th
CrossCity Fresno now has its very own Preteen Ministry that will incorporate two Sunday morning worship services, small groups, discipleship and service opportunities, camps, Faithgirlz, Christ Warriors, recreational events, and more! Our new ministry is called “Flyte 56.” The word “Flyte” is a blend of the words, Faith, Life and Together (well, loosely!), and it is also the name of the preteen curriculum from Lifeway that we are using for this age group. It is our desire and goal at CrossCity to prepare our preteens to take off and fly with their faith. The “56” stands for 5th and 6th grade.

Here are a few more things you need to know:

Take-Home Papers. Each week, your child will receive a handout that they will review with their small group. I encourage you to help them prepare a Flyte 56 notebook at home to put these in, so when they spend their quiet time with God, they can review and meditate on what they are studying.

Flyte Games. Whenever there is a fifth Sunday, we will have what has become a popular event – Flyte 56 Games. On that day, we will eat food, play crazy games and encourage kids to Bring A Friend (BAF).

Mid-India Child Sponsorship. Our group sponsors a little boy from the Oasis of Love ministry through Mid-India Mission. The monthly sponsorship is $50.00. We will have an offering box available in the Flyte room each week for the preteens’ tithes and offerings to go to this purpose.

Christ Warriors and Faithgirlz. Your preteen will not want to miss these special meetings! Christ Warriors meets on the first & third Saturdays of each month, in the Willow House, from 4:00-5:30. Faithgirlz meets the first Saturday of the month, in room 201 in the kids’ building, from 4:00-5:30. You can pre-register by using this link, and then when you arrive, you can sign your child in on the kiosk:

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