Eastbrook Littles


OUR MISSION: TO PROCLAIM + EMBODY
THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE CITY + THE WORLD

We provide groups and events for young children, birth through K4, in an effort to help them grow in their knowledge of who God is. We create spaces for these little ones to encounter Jesus through worship, prayer, and community.




SUNDAYS FOR LITTLES


NURSERY (Birth-Age 2)

Infants and toddlers are currently cared for during all three services on Sundays (8, 9:30 & 11 am). On Family Worship Weekends, Nursery is only available during the 9:30 and 11 am services.

When you’re in our building, look for signs pointing you to the Nursery Counter, located on the first floor immediately north of the Main Lobby.

Check-in: 1st Floor B-Wing



PRESCHOOL (Ages 2-5)

At Eastbrook, formally Sunday School begins in the “Let’s Grow” Preschool with children that have turned 2 years old by September 1.

We have programs for preschoolers during all three Sunday services (8, 9:30 & 11 am). On Family Worship Weekends, Preschool is only available during the 9:30 and 11 am services.

Check-in: 1st Floor B-Wing



K4

During the 8 am service, Kids in K4 are invited to be a part of Kids Praise Choir and are dismissed from the worship service at around 8:30 am. During both the 9:30 am & 11 am services, K4 Kids are in the Orange Room (B126).

Check-in: 1st Floor B-Wing




WEEKLY MINISTRY:

Lambs

Friday mornings during the Women’s Bible Study, we offer Lambs for children (ages 2-5) of women who are attending the study. 2-year-olds may enroll in Lambs as long as the child turns 2 by September 1. Click here to register your child.

For more information, contact Karin Peterson; kpeterson@eastbrook.org, 414.228.5220 x262.

FALL PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Select Wednesdays this fall, parents and their preschool children are invited to join in a morning of play! This is a great way to connect with other families and to introduce new friends to Eastbrook.

For more information, contact Dawn Schuessler; dschuessler@eastbrook.org, 414.228.5220 x265.


TAKE NOTE:

Family Registration

If you’re visiting for the first time, you will need to fill out a Family Registration Form. Use this form to register your family/add a child with the Eastbrook Church Children’s Ministry. You can click here to download the form and bring it with you, or fill it out when you get here.


Sign In & Pick Up

We use a secure electronic check-in system that connects with our church database, CCB, to sign your child in to the Nursery. We also ask that you leave your cell phone number and put your phone on vibrate so you can be contacted if necessary. When you pick up your child, you will check them out using CCB.


Safety & Security

All Eastbrook NextGen events are led by staff and volunteers who have been through an extensive application process, background checks, and training. We maintain strict teacher-to-child ratios to ensure safe care. For health standards, children must be free from fever or symptoms of contagious disease for 24 hours. Let us know of any allergies or medical conditions your child may have.






Can You Serve?

Pass on a legacy of faith to the next generation. We are looking for people to invest in the lives of children by teaching Sunday school, being a classroom helper, or a check-in greeter. Get started by filling out the volunteer application at eastbrook.org/nextgenapp.



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FAITHMARKERS

A Discipleship Pathway for Kids


By God’s design children develop from infancy through adolescence in predictable patterns of physical, cognitive, social, and spiritual growth. As a church community we want to recognize our children’s spiritual milestones, and provide them with incremental steps toward a deeper, closer walk with Jesus. Our FaithMarkers require the cooperative effort of home and church, and they involve times of teaching and celebration.


CHILD DEDICATION

In our Child Dedication ceremonies, held during Sunday morning worship services three times a year, parents bring their children forward to dedicate them to the Lord. The biblical basis for child dedication can be found in the example of Hannah dedicating her son, Samuel to God’s service (1 Samuel 1:27-28).

September 10 Saturday

2-Year-Old Faithmarker: Appleooza

APPLE-OOZA!
(Age 2)

This apple-themed open-house event welcomes new 2-year olds to Preschool Sunday School. Held the day before Promotion Sunday, kids are introduced to Sunday School and the practices of Bible learning, worship, and prayer.

May 06 Saturday

4-Year-Old Faithmarker: Living Forever

LIVING FOREVER
(Age 4)

This spring-time event uses signs of spring—new life in the natural world—to begin conversations with children about life, death, and resurrection.



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OUR TEAM:

Pastor Laure Herlinger
Sr. Director, NextGen
lherlinger@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x225


Karin Peterson
Administrative Assistant, Children’s Ministry
kpeterson@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x236


Mary Ann Caler
Nursery Coordinator
mcaler@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220


Dawn Schuessler
Preschool & K4 Coordinator
dschuessler@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220


Kim Borst
Foster/Adoption Support Team (FAST)
FAST@eastbrook.org
414.418.0437


Mike Borst
Foster/Adoption Support Team (FAST)
FAST@eastbrook.org
414.418.0437



Sarah Fridenmaker
Special Needs Resource Team
sfridenmaker@gmail.com





QUICKLINKS:

Other NextGen Age Groups

Eastbrook’s NextGen Ministry serves children in our congregation grouped by age. Children progress from Littles (Birth-K4) to Kids (K5-Grade 4), followed by Middle (Grades 5-8) and High (Grades 9-12).


Visit Kids Visit Middle Visit High

Special Needs Resource Team

The Special Needs Resource Team exists to make the gospel and our NextGen ministries accessible to all children and students. Through inclusive programming, carefully-crafted accommodation plans, and one-on-one-buddy pairs, the team works to support our differently-abled friends, and encourage all families that no matter their child’s needs, Eastbrook can be a place for them to know the love of Jesus and find community.


Get in Touch

Foster/Adoption Support

Eastbrook’s Foster/Adoption Support Team (FAST) ministry provides prayer, encouragement, fellowship, education, and resources to families that God has given the privilege of joining in His work by fostering and adopting His children. We meet the second and fourth Sunday of each month in Room B225 from 9:30-10:45 am, with activities ranging from a book study to guest speakers to special family events.


Contact the Coordinators