5th Grade Promotion
Sunday, June 13th | 11am Gathering


“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”
Matthew 19:14

Our goal in Shift Kids is to partner with families as they raise the next generation of Christ-followers. It’s our desire that each child, from infancy through fifth grade, grows to know, love, and follow Jesus.
From the moment they enter the room, we are committed to making sure that each child knows that Jesus loves them and we do too! We strive to teach truth from God’s word each and every Sunday. We plan and prepare activities that reinforce thinking about God’s truth as they apply to our daily lives, as well as provide some fun. We want kids to look forward to coming to church each and every week. Lastly, we value your child’s safety, which is why we have designed a detailed check in and check out process.


On Sunday Mornings, Shift Kids meet in small groups depending on age and grade.

Currently ALL Shift Kids classes are open for the 11am gathering only.

Check in is located on the South side of the building. There are Shift Kids flags located at the check in entrance. All ages should check in there first.

All students are to be checked in by the adult that brings them, who will be given a number that corresponds to the number on their student’s name tag. Students will be released to the adult that brings that number back and gives it to the teacher.


*All parents and students over the age of 5 are to wear masks.
Check-in Specifics for All:
  • Please send ONE family member to check in/check out Shift Kids using the South double doors. 
  • All kids will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the Shift Kids area. 
  • Preschool kids can be dropped off at their classroom door.
  • Parents will be guided to exit using a east facing classroom to reduce congestion in the hallway.
  • ONLY parents checking in a child into nursery or toddlers may continue through the elementary room to the main church lobby to drop off. 
  • Nursery and Toddler classrooms are located in the main lobby.
  • Parents checking in a child to one of the early childhood classrooms may walk through the elementary room into the main church lobby to find the child's designated classroom. 
  • One leader will be available at the door for drop off. 
  • Please pick-up your Toddler or Baby first and then pick up elementary/preschool.  
PRESCHOOL (Ages 3.5-5)
  • Preschool will meet in the Elementary Kids area in the “Double Dippers” classroom.
  • Kids will move from the check in area to their classroom and wash hands immediately upon entering the class.
  • We will Limit of 10 kids in the room with two leaders.
  • All areas are cleaned before and after service.
  • Paper cups are available for getting drinks. Only the leader may get the water and must wash hands before handing out cups.
ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
  • Students will come into the large group area and go to their designated small group area.
  • Kindergarten and 1st graders work together in a small group. Second and third graders are together in a small group. Fourth and fifth graders are together in a small group. As we grow, we will begin moving into individual classrooms.
  • Elementary kids are asked to sanitize between activities to reduce the spread of germs. 
  • One adult will come to the check-in area to retrieve their children. Students will be dismissed as their parents come to the check-in area.
  • Families will follow the same exit protocol as check-in. 
  • Paper cups are available for getting drinks. Only the leader may get the water and must wash hands before handing out cups

Meet our Children’s Ministry Director

Ashley Hodges

My husband Stephen and I have been married since September of 2016. We have two children, Bear (our four legged senior dog) and Noah (our six month old). I went to Western Oregon University, where I got my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Then attended George Fox University where I completed my Master’s in School Counseling. Previously, I was serving as a school counselor at South Albany High School before God opened the door to ministry. I loved working with high school students. It was constantly challenging me and encouraging me to grow and love kids in the midst of difficult times. But my first calling was elementary aged kids and I am so excited to be back serving the younger generation. This age group is so impressionable when it comes to building the foundation of Biblical knowledge and truth as they enter the tough, secular world and will constantly be challenged for what they believe. My desire is for them to leave feeling confident in what they know about Jesus and the life he has designed for them.

I am passionate about working with people! I love that I get to work with volunteers from the church that include parents and non-parents willing and ready to serve the Lord’s children. I pray and yearn that these kids will KNOW God and have a personal relationship with him. And that starts with modeling it from our leaders.

In my spare time, my husband and I love to travel. That used to involve traveling abroad and all over the world, but traveling domestically and within the state is equally as fun for us! We are so excited to adventure with our newborn and show him more of God’s beautiful creation. When we aren’t traveling, we are usually walking the dog, doing puzzles, or doing projects around the house.
My absolute favorite scripture is from Psalms 139: 14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”


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