At Oceanhills, our dream for Kids is that they’d…
1. Feel known and loved on Sunday mornings during the Okids program and with their leaders. Every kid matters in God’s story.
2. Absorb the truth that Jesus loves them as they are through the experiences we help to facilitate.
3. Have fun! We love celebrating the joy and creativity of childhood through worship and learning together.
4. Be supported by the larger community and church family of Oceanhills.
What to expect on your first Sunday at Okids:
#1 Time: Okids check-in starts at 9:45. The program starts at 10am and goes till about 11:15am.
#2 The Electronic Check In System: Located in the lobby, our electronic check-in system allows for the highest level of safety and up to date information on your children. For the smoothest of sailing, CLICK HERE to make a check-in profile ahead of time!
#3 Where to Go: After getting your child’s name tag & your parent sticker (make sure to hold on to it for check out!) you will drop off your child with their amazing Okids Counselors at their designated group. Nursery & Preschool head to their age specific classes marked by bright orange signs & K thru 4th Grade go to the outdoor Quad. Look for our bright orange signs or CLICK HERE to see a Map!
#4 What are they doing in there…Is this just childcare?: Great question, I am glad you asked. NOOOO, Okids is so much more than childcare. Each week we prepare a developmentally appropriate program of games, crafts, biblically based teaching and worship songs in hopes that all children can experience God’s love, explore His story, discover their true identity and develop a life long friendship with Jesus.
#5 Check Out: Nursery – Preschool gets picked up in the same place as drop off. Kindergarten – 4th Grade get picked up in their individual classes located down the hall past the women’s restrooms. Don’t forget your parent sticker.
My Child Needs Extra Support: If your child has special needs, severe allergies, past trauma, a unique domestic situation or is just working through some behaviors, we want to make sure they have all the support they need. This can look a bunch of different ways depending on what you think is best for them. If you would like your child to have extra support or would just like to invite us into what is going on in your family, please CLICK HERE to fill out a simple form. Miss Cosy, Director of Children’s Ministries, will reach out before the next Sunday!
More Questions? No problem. Feel free to Email Miss Cosy, with any questions or concerns you may have!
Okids Beach Camp
Okids Beach Camp (for kids going into grades K-4) is five days of outrageous fun on the beach where kids to come play, be together, feel supported, and have a positive and meaningful experience learning about Jesus. Your kids will be with trained leaders who care about your kids safety, well-being, and overall experience at camp and who are totally sensitive to helping your kids feel known and loved. Games, crafts, songs, dancing, skits, ocean floaties, and our awesome leaders will make this a summer camp your kids never forget!
8am drop-off is available for single and/or working parents.
Baby Dedication & Baptism
10am on Sunday, June 23rd
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
At Oceanhills, we gather as a community for families to participate in baby dedication & baptism. Elders, mentors, friends, and all of us pray over these families and promise to do our part of raising these kids with a faith centered life. We promise to pray for them, support them, guide them, help them, mentor them, and love them as brothers and sisters in their church family. If you are interested in taking this step in your faith for your family, sign up for the next baby dedication & baptism below.
Daddy Daughter Dance
The Loft, Downtown Santa Barbara
$25 a family (Free for under 2)
Dads and Daughters of all ages are invited to a valentines Dance Party! There is no right way to spend this night with your daughter; so come on time and leave for that early bed time, come after dinner, go to dinner after or do it all and stay for the whole time! Our hope is that we all can gather at 6:45 for a group moment and photo.
This is an Okids fundraiser; all profits go to funding special Okids Events.
Okids Christmas Concert
Christmas time at Oceanhills is marked by many things; one of which is watching all of our adorable kids get dressed up and perform for us what they’ve been learning in their worship program! It is truly a joy to see the kids of our church family singing and dancing and we are happy to add the value of this special season to their minds and memories!