We're serious about making new friends and experiencing the love of God together
We have gone to great lengths to help our little ones grow in Christ and keep them safe
We want you to be comfortable knowing you'll find everything you need
Lumber City Church gathers at 10am every Sunday morning at The Hope Center located at 383 Vandervoort Street in North Tonawanda, 1 mile off of Twin Cities Highway between Payne Avenue and Oliver Street.
Come as you are and join us as we celebrate what Jesus is doing in our community. We'll take care of the kids. Our Lumber City Littles takes care of babies ages 1-2 and preschoolers ages 3-4 in the lower level of the building. Lumber City Kids Church serves grades K-6th upstairs. Students in 7th grade and up will have opportunity to live out their faith together too! You'll see tee shirts, you'll see jeans. You'll see ties and jackets and you'll see flannel.
Wear what you want. We won't judge. You'll see LOTS of babies and kids. You'll see young and old. One thing we all wear is a SMILE!
The band is laid back and all of our music isGod glorifying and
We believe that God's never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love has the power to change lives.
We believe that He showed the world this love in the sacrificial death of His own Son Jesus, a death that we deserved.
We also believe that there is a life after this one because God raised Jesus from the dead. That gives us hope for eternal life together with each other and with Him.
We believe that God is painting a picture of Himself at Lumber City Church by building a family of friends that follow Him. We believe that you're a part of the picture. If you're ready to get plugged in, contact us right away.
To find out more about our beliefs, visit www.ag.org and click on beliefs.
Lumber City Church is bursting at the seams with young families. We've got you covered! Here's what you can expect if you're bringing the whole tribe!
*PLEASE NOTE: LUMBER CITY CHURCH ENCOURAGES COMPLIANCE WITH NYS GUIDELINES FOR VIRUS MITIGATION PRACTICES.
If my baby needs me how will I know?
During the initial registration process when you are a new family to our church we ask that you fill out some basic information. We ask for your cell phone number in the event that we need to contact you during service. We will send you a text message if the need arises. If your child cries, our caring volunteers will immediately soothe your child. If your child cries for an extended period of time, we will text you.
How do a check my child in and out?
You and your child will receive a check in tag specific to your family. You can do this yourself on our computer located in the Hope Center lobby, by typing in your last name and finding your child. Once checked in online, a tag will print for each child as well as the parent tag for pickup. If it is your first time visiting us please ask one of our Guest Services team members to help you check in your child. To ensure your child’s safety, your child will not be released without presentation of your corresponding tag.
What should I bring?
Please label all personal items with your child’s first and last name before arriving at the nursery. You can bring anything you think your child would like to have with them for their comfort ie- pacifier, blanket, one stuffed animal. We have a small selection of snacks on hand, and also offer water to the children. If your child has a favorite water cup, please label it with their name and present it to one of our nursery workers.
What if my child is sick?
For the safety and protection of all of our littlest members we ask that you refrain from placing your child in the nursery if they have a fever, rash, persistent cough, diarrhea or any other signs of illness. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our little ones healthy!
Age Group Breakdowns:
Birth-12 mo. (Self-Serve Spaces)
We have 2 dedicated self-serve areas to provide a space for parents of newborns. The first section is for any parent needing to calm, change or feed their little one. It is equipped with changing tables and comfortable seating. The next section is specifically for moms to feed their little ones. This space also has comfortable seating and includes a live audio/visual feed of the main worship area so no one has to miss out on the service. A bouncer and other safe and fun age-appropriate toys are available for either self-serve space.
Volunteer Services provided for children ages 1 and up:
Lumber City Littles (1-2 Year Olds)
In this section, there is space for little ones to crawl, walk, and climb as well as a variety of toys to play with. Our volunteers strive to meet the spiritual and developmental needs of our babies and toddlers while providing a safe and playful environment.
Lumber City Littles (3-4 Year Olds)
Preschool-age kids will enjoy a fun and playful time as they participate in hands-on activities. They will also get a chance to learn through interactive and age-appropriate lessons. Here, kids will sing songs, learn a gospel-centered story, and memorize scripture together. You will be amazed at what they can learn about Jesus!
Lumber City Kids Church (Grades K-6)
We have a dedicated team of teachers who collaborate and work diligently to prepare a challenging, fun and exciting lesson each week. The kids time in Kids Church each week consists of interactive game time in the gym, scripture memory, songs, and a gospel-centered lesson always pointing to our Hero, Jesus. Our desire is to teach kids the TRUTH found in God's Word and to help them fall more and more in LOVE with Jesus.
Student Life (Grades 7-12)
Lumber City Students worship together with their family in "Big Church" and are encouraged to stay for the message portion of our time together. Our Student Life team here at Lumber City church is a group of men and women who are dedicated to discipling our teens and cultivating a relationship with their peers and Jesus. They meet in a Life Group setting on Tuesday evenings, and are led by our Student Discipleship Leader Alex Domaradzki. During our Sunday services many of our Students can be found serving in our various ministries such as the production team, the Kids Church, Littles, and in our Coffee Bar. Our Student Life team is dedicated to working with our families to help our teens grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Check In and Check Out For the safety of all of our children, each child must be checked in prior to going into their respective classrooms. Our older children may with your permission, check themselves in and print their own tag which they will place on their shirt in a visible place. At the end of our church service a parent must check-out their children using the other half of the tag. This tag will have parent's name, child’s name and their unique identifier on it.
Who teaches my child during services? Each of our children’s volunteers has had a thorough background check completed, been interviewed by a member of our Pastoral Leadership Team, and been approved by our Kids Ministry Task Force. Along with this, each worker is asked to train with one of our ministry leaders in the ministry they are going to serve in. This detailed process ensures that we will provide your child with the best possible care in a safe and secure child-friendly environment.
When and where does my child go to their respective classrooms? You can check your child into their respective areas anytime after 9:45 AM. The check-in station is located in the lobby near the entrance. If you have children in multiple age groups, you can check all of them in and print their tags at this station before taking them to their respective areas.
Pastor Chad Rieselman is our Lead Pastor . He and his wife Christina serve a team of elders. The Eldership consists of The Day to Day team, The Pastoral Leadership Team and The Church Council. These teams collaborate and cooperate to serve the mission of the church to make disciples that "Are willing to give everything they are to Jesus and share everything they have with Him and every person that comes in their path, everywhere, every day of their lives with every breath and with every beat of their heart that God gives them"