Preschool Events


Parent Dedication is a ministry to the parents of newborns at Shades. The Parent Dedication service is a time of commitment for parents to raise their children to love Jesus, and for the Church to affirm its support of new families.

We have some amazing events for your family this season, and we want you to be a part of them all! Check below for all that's happening and all the details. 

  • May 20th: Preschool Summer Kickoff, Homewood Park, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bring your family, friends, and dinner to the park for a night of family fun at our Preschool Summer Kickoff!
  • June 3rd-June 7th: Vacation Bible School, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Power Up! Entering Kindergarten through Completed Grade 6, including our Special Needs Hand in Hand Ministry. Click here to register.
  • June 14th: Date Night, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Parents - Spend some intentional time together as a couple with complimentary childcare. $15 per couple until May 31, $20 per couple after May 31. Click here to register.
  • June 19th: Dad's Night In, 6:00 p.m. Dads, here is your opportunity to spend a night engaging in meaningful fun with your preschoolers and to express love to your wife! Men will be able to download a packet filled with ideas for a night of fun with your children, while mom enjoys a special dinner just for her at Shades. The cost is only $10. Childcare will be provided for single moms.
  • July 11th: Preschool Play Day, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Come join us for a morning of fun at Shades. We will have some activities and playground time for the kids and then spend some time helping and learning more about Urban Purpose.
  • July 14th: Urban Purpose, 2:00 p.m. Bring your family and join us as we serve a meal downtown with Urban Purpose. Click here to learn more about Urban Purpose.
  • July 31st: Splashtacular, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Shades Pavilion. We will have inflatables and water activities for our preschoolers, a non-water inflatable for the older siblings, and popsicles for all! Bring your family, friends, and dinner.
  • August 11th: Promotion Sunday, during Sunday School. Your children will be moving  up to their new classes! What a fun morning to meet new teachers and learn about Jesus.
  • August 14th: Preschool Missions & Music Kickoff, 6:00 p.m. There will be balloons and games as we start off a new year of learning about Shades' missions partners, helping others, and serving God. 
  • August 22nd: Hoover Splash Pad, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Bring your preschoolers and friends as we have end the summer with a morning at the Splash Pad.
  • September 29th: Parent Dedication, during the Worship Service. Please join us praying for these couples as they commit to raise their children in the Lord.
  • October 18th: Date Night, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Parents - Spend some intentional time together as a couple with complimentary childcare. $20 per couple
  • October 30th: Carnival, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. This fun community based night is open to all families and features food trucks, games, candy, face painting, and cotton candy. Areas for preschoolers, children and children with special needs will be designated across our campus.
  • November 3rd: PJ's and Donuts (Daylight Savings), during Sunday School. Time change Sunday can be a hard morning to get everyone up and out the door. Let the kids come in their PJ's and have some donuts with us.
  • November 14th: Preschool Missions & Music Fall Program, 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center. Preschoolers will be leading worship for Wednesday Night Worship.
  • December 15th: Birthday Party for Jesus, during Sunday School. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!