Children’s Ministry

At Creekside, we are crazy about kids! Our goal is to make church a place where kids feel welcome, engaged, safe and excited to learn about God! We know that those who receive Bible instruction and encouragement in their faith when they are young are much more likely to follow Christ when they are grown, so we cherish the opportunity to minister to your children.
On Sundays, all children are encouraged to join us for music, prayer and communion in the sanctuary before they go off to participate incur children’s ministry (during the 11:00 service), at which time they will be invited to an age-appropriate classroom on the lower level of the church.
Throughout the year we aim to offer various events to give our children even more opportunities to learn and grow, such as Vacation Bible School (summer), Fall Festival (October), Christmas Play (December), and an event for the whole family around Easter.
Our Children’s Ministry director is Michelle Rickicki. In this part-time position, Michelle oversees all ministry for our children from birth through 5th grade. Michelle is also employed as the Coordinator for Professional Development for C/A BOCES, the ELA Curriculum Coordinator at Friendship Central Schools, and as a Language and Literacy Instructor at Houghton College. She is married to Scott and together they have three adult sons: Dominic, Christopher and Michael.