11:30 am–12:30 pm
Really Living Kids is a free program, open to the public, which takes place most Saturday mornings of the year.
We want to engage your children with fun, interactive activities that teach them to share, to be patient, to be loving, and so much more, with principles found in the Bible. And what better way to do that than with a variety of crafts, games, and snacks!
See you at Really Living Kids!
This year, our Really Living Kids theme is Around the World.
Experience what life is like for children in countries far away from Canada. What do they wear? What do they eat? What language do they speak? What are the sights and sounds around them?
You’ll hear first-hand stories from people who have visited or lived in those countries. You’ll make crafts and do activities that show you more about life in each country we visit. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped at each stop!
See you at Really Living Kids for fun and adventure, AROUND THE WORLD!
The program is available free of charge!
Really Living Kids is designed for children aged 4 to 10. Your child must be toilet-trained and capable of using the bathroom without assistance.
Really Living Kids is held most Saturdays. Typically, it does not happen on the third Saturday of each month, but the schedule varies from time-to-time, so please check our calendar regularly.
The start time is 11:30 am and the program typically wraps up around 12:30 pm.
We take great precaution with your child’s safety and this is why all of our volunteers 18 years and older must provide a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. The children & youth wing of our church is a secure area, with a monitored entrance during children’s programs.
Our check-in system allows volunteers to easily know if children have allergies, if it’s their birthdays, and exactly which guardians are allowed to pick up each child. This system facilitates communication between volunteers and parents and keeps all important information safe and accessible only for those who need it.
You are most welcome to stay and enjoy the service for adults in the auditorium if you wish, however you are not obligated to stay and can leave your child with us until pick up time, at 12:30 pm.
If you do choose to stay and and enjoy the worship service in the auditorium, please note that it starts at 11 am. The first half-hour is designed for all ages, so you would keep your children with you for the music portion. At 11:30 am, just prior to the sermon, a slide is put up on the screen indicating it’s time for the kids to head to their program.
At Really Living, we use KidCheck, touted as the best and safest children’s check-in system on the market. Once you have a KidCheck account, you can check your children in at any location using KidCheck, without the need to re-register.
Each child attending Really Living Kids needs to be registered before their first attendance. Registration takes about five minutes to complete and can be done on your phone or computer, or you can use one of our kiosks at the Really Living Centre.
Each time your child attends Really Living Kids, simply check them in at one of our tablet kiosks at the entrance to the children’s wing using your 10-digit phone number. You will print two labels with a matching code: one for your child (it goes on their back) and one for you.
Please come to the entrance to the children’s wing each week by 12:30 pm (for those dropping your children off), or whenever the main adult service ends if you are staying at the church. You will be matched up with your child(ren) using the label and code you printed earlier.
Attendance is on a drop-in basis. We hope your child will have so much fun that they will want to come back every week! However, if you can’t make it on certain weeks, you do not need to let us know in advance.
Definitely not. While most of our members’ children do attend Really Living Kids, our desire is for this program to be a community event that all are welcome to attend, much like a Vacation Bible Camp. Except this program spreads the fun out year-round!
Your child can wear anything that he or she is comfortable in for active play. You may notice in our pictures that some children are dressed up. In most cases this is because their family chooses to do so for church attendance, however most of our volunteers dress casually and your child will fit right in if he or she does the same.
We are a peanut-free program and will do our best to adapt to other dietary restrictions, once indicated.
Really Living Centre
2060 Upper James Street, Hamilton ON
Please park on south side of building and come in through the side entrance. Proceed to the children’s wing for registration/check-in.