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TAB Blog: Ministering to Our Children

By July 28, 2019Uncategorized

Dear Tabernacle Family,

The Tabernacle has TWO unique ministries for our families with young children that are both housed in our Preschool/Day Care Center.

SOUTHWESTERN DAY CARE: An Outreach from Within
Allow me to introduce you to a phenomenal outreach to WNY families that occurs in this House on a daily basis. Southwestern Day Care Center has been in existence for close to 55 years and has served hundreds of families in that time span. Many from our church house have utilized the day care either as kids attending or parents /grandparents. Currently over 45 families employ the services of the day care with less than two percent from our church. We are a full-service day care for children ages six weeks to school age and are open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.

A big part of this ministry is reaching families in an area of need. At present 33% of our families receive assistance to attend. Along with families who attend the day care for typical reasons, we have been a shelter for foster children and hurting families who need emergency care or assistance. SWDC’s staff is comprised of talented, caring individuals who have a deep heart for children. We are a faith-based organization with a goal to provide care for children in a loving environment. We are excited for the possibilities as we establish new structure and continue to grow this awesome legacy of The Tabernacle.

PRESCHOOL MINISTRIES: A Ministry for our Youngest Worshippers
On Sunday mornings and Tuesday nights we have Preschool Ministry. In EVERY age level, kids are learning to worship, pray and know the incredibleness of God. Our babies and toddlers in the nursery, interact with the Bible story, worship and play. Our 2’s, 3’s and Pre-Kindergarten have large group lessons/worship experience and then break into classrooms for their Bible stories. We are setting the stage for lifelong worship!

We have an incredible team that ministers in our Sunday/Tuesday programs; however, we need for 10 more people to come alongside and minister this fall. Every classroom needs an assistant. Adults/youth who love Jesus and are willing to give of themselves are needed for Sundays at 10:00am and Tuesday 7:00pm. Fall is coming. The new team is forming. Will you join me in ministry one Sunday a month? Will you join the Tuesday team?

It is my privilege to pastor BOTH of these great ministries to children here at The Tabernacle.

We are about loving God and loving people.

Pastor Sharon Baldwin
Day Care and Preschool Ministries