We’re still Friends Kids…
just online.

Online Weekend Experience: Sat 10A
On-Demand: All Week
Fortified Online: Wed 6P on Instagram & Youtube

Friends Kids Weekend ExperienceCOVID-19 Updates
I Made a Decision for Christ Today!

We’re still Friends Kids…
just online.

Online Weekend Experience: Sat 10A
On-Demand: All Week
Fortified Online: Wed 6P on Instagram & Youtube

Friends Kids Weekend Experience
COVID-19 Updates
I made a decision for christ today!

Stay Connected While Gatherings Are Postponed

Our mission is to create a community of kids who are authentic Christ-Followers, and we’re just as committed to building it online and partnering with you at home!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook (@friendskidsyl) for materials each weekend that help parents bring our kids’ online church experience to your homes. If you haven’t yet, sign up for our Weekly Newsletter and automatically receive all your weekend experience materials every Saturday at 10A.

Fortified families (of 4th and 5th graders) can receive lesson plans by email, or simply click the “Fortified Online Lesson Plan” link below. (Be sure to follow us on Instagram for special updates from Alyssa!)

 

Welcome to Friends Kids

This is a fun, creative, and interactive place where kids and families embark on a journey to becoming authentic Christ-followers! The adventure begins with our weekend services. Our staff and screened volunteers guide kids through the Bible in our age-appropriate room destinations!

Weekly Gatherings

Sat Nights @ 5P | Sun Mornings @ 9 & 11A | Wed Nights @ 7P

Weekend Services

Saturdays, 5P | Sundays, 9 & 11A

Kids gather together in age-appropriate spaces to connect with others and grow in their relationship with Jesus. They enjoy music and the creative teaching of God’s Word through drama, video, and stories!

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Fortified

Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30P, Multi Purpose Room (MPR)
4th & 5th Grade | September 18, 2019 – May 20, 2020

Fortified is a weekly gathering where kids are intentionally discipled, taught how to grow in their faith, and shown what it means to use their lives to serve God and others. They meet on campus Wednesday nights from 7 – 8:30P in the MPR. This is the perfect opportunity for your preteen to connect and grow with God, peers, and leaders who are devoted to their spiritual and relational growth all while having tons of fun!

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upcoming events

Foundations of Parenting

TBD

Friends cares about kids, and partners with parents in the spiritual training of your children. This class is required for parents who want to publicly express their spiritual commitment by dedicating their children.

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Friends Kids VBS 2020

July 27 – 31, 2020

Save the date for Friends Kids VBS 2020! We can’t wait for this awesome time with you!

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27-31 VBS

Resources for Parents

Foundations of Parenting Class
This class is designed to encourage and equip parents to spiritually lead their families.
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Child Dedication
A special time where parents stand with their children in front of the congregation and make a promise to offer their child to the Lord.
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Baptisms
Baptisms are an opportunity for believers to publicly identify with Jesus and serves as an outward confession of an inward change.
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Volunteer
If you are a student or an adult and you want to jump in and connect with kids, apply today to help “Kids Become Authentic Christ-Followers!”
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Volunteer Resources

Spiritual Growth
Check out these spiritual formation resources that can help build your relationship with your student and their relationship with Jesus.
Axis
Homeword
Think Orange

Divorce Care
Become a part of a small group that serves as a support group. This group of people share your experience.
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The Mom Connection
A place for moms of children of any age to connect and to encourage one another.
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Talking About Salvation With Your Child
We’ve provided a guideline to help you talk about salvation with your child.
Click Here For The Guideline

Worship Together Weekends
Worship Together means that children (4th – 5th Grades) and students (6th – 12th Grades) have the opportunity of joining their parents in the Worship Center rather than have their own programming.
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Special Needs Ministry
This is a ministry to children from Birth to 5th Grade who need specialized care and assistance to participate in Friends Kids.
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MOMS of Military
This group meets to support our loved ones with our prayers, love, and friendship.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Lori Reedy

Kids Director

Lori has been a part of our kid’s staff for 20 plus years! It is her honor and privilege to have the amazing opportunity to impact the lives of not only children but their parents as well. What better way to build the kingdom of God than in the hearts and lives of children. She is married to her husband Scott and they are parents of 4 adult children Tyler, Tanner, Coleman, and Katelin. She loves spending time with family, going to the beach, biking, hiking and taking fun vacations!

Natalie Washington

Early Childhood Director

Natalie has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She has always loved working with children and is passionate about showing them how to love and live as Christ did. She counts it an honor to care for, pray for, and spend time with the children at Friends. She married her high school sweetheart, Keith, and together they have 3 amazing children who have helped her grow beyond anything she could have ever imagined. She loves animals, sunsets at the beach and watching her children play sports.

Elizabeth Miller

Elementary Director

Elizabeth is a proud Pepperdine University graduate. Go Waves! She has always had a passion for early childhood teaching and discipleship – helping children understand what it means to love God and love others. She also finds great joy in connecting with and loving on her volunteers. When she’s not ministering at Friends, she loves to experiment in the kitchen. She also enjoys musical theatre and taking in some culture at local museums. Her four children and her husband, Brian, are a source of great joy and encouragement in her life and you’ll hear her speak of them often!

Monica Lockhart

Nursery Associate

Monica’s journey to becoming a Kids Care Associate came after a series of life changes. Monica comes from a large family and counts the bond between her siblings as a blessing and a source of strength. When she and her husband discovered that having children of their own was not in God’s plan, they prayed for guidance and then turned to Olive Crest. Monica feels they have been blessed abundantly, as they have fostered and adopted all 6 of their children. Monica is a child advocate and has become an Ambassador for Olive Crest.

Alexa Richards

Early Childhood Associate

Alexa is currently a student at California State University of Long Beach and majoring in design. She also has a degree form FIDM for visual communications. Besides school, Alexa loves to travel, hang out with friends and family, and serve the community. She has grown up at Yorba Linda Friends and is so excited for the opportunity to bring children closer to God, and be apart of the ministry that shaped her into who she is today.

Jon Fuentes

Kinder – 3rd Grade Associate

Jon is a CSUF graduate who achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. He is passionate about Children’s Ministry and believes that having a strong knowledge of the Bible is the most important foundation for people of all ages. His relationship with God began at an early age and has spent his life spreading the love of God through coaching sports, teaching kids, and ministering to his friends and family. Jon also leads a small group of Junior High students and is a sports fanatic who loves to play and watch Spikeball, baseball, and basketball.

Alyssa Powers

4th & 5th Grade Associate

Alyssa is a Biola University graduate who majored in Christian Ministries and is currently earning her MA in Theology at Talbot Seminary. She loves to have fun, see new sights and is constantly looking for the best taco in town. Alyssa loves creating spaces for 4th & 5th graders to be able to take one step closer to Jesus in a fun and authentic environment!