What is Mission Kids?
During the school year, children grades K-5 are welcome to attend our Mission Kids program every other Saturday from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
At each program, the children enjoy a fun Bible lesson, make crafts, sing songs, play games, and learn from exciting guest performers. They also receive a free lunch during the program. For some, this will be the only meal they eat for the day
Many of our children come from homeless shelters & underprivileged communities. Violence, drugs, gangs, and neglect are a real part of their everyday lives. Mission Kids is a place where they will be loved, safe, and cared for.
Through Bible-based character lessons, we teach these young children how to deal with life's problems without turning to drugs, alcohol, or gangs. Our simple message: God loves you, you are valuable, and God has a wonderful plan for your life.
Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."
Want to Sign Up Your Child?
Fill Out a Permission Slip
If you would like your child to participate in Mission Kids, please download our Permission Form from the link below, fill it out, and bring it with you to the next event.
Please arrive by 10:40am to register your child, as it will take time to sign in your child for the first time. Because of the size of our facility, program space is limited.
Transportation is available for residents of the HELP Suffolk Family Shelter in North Bellport. The Lighthouse Mission van arrives at the shelter lobby at 10:45am for pick-up, and will bring your children back by approximately 1:15pm.
*We are unable to provide transportation for children from any other location. Please arrange to transport your children to and from the program.
Mission Kids Program Dates (2019 - 2020)
Mission Kids will occur from 11:00am–1:00pm
on the following dates:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where & When is Lighthouse Mission Kids?
Mission Kids is held from 11:00am - 1:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at Lighthouse Mission's building in North Bellport. It runs from October through May. Please see the list of Program Dates above for more details.
How Do I Sign-Up My Children for Mission Kids?
In order for your child to attend Mission Kids, you will need to fill out a Permission Form, which you can download from the link above. Please bring this form when you come to drop off your child for the first time.
**Due to the size of our program, we ask that you please arrive no later than 10:40am on the day of the program to register your child.
Does it Cost Anything for My Children to Attend?
No. Mission Kids is FREE to all who wish to attend. There are a lot of hurting families out there & Lighthouse Mission wants to be a blessing.
Do We Have to Live in North Bellport to Attend?
No. All children are welcome to attend, no matter where you live. However, please be aware that our space is limited, and that you will have to provide transportation for your children.
What Should Children Wear or Bring With Them?
Children should wear MODEST, weather-appropriate clothing and sneakers, since we play a lot of games.
**Please DO NOT send your children with any electronic devices or valuables, including cell phones, headphones, and music players. Lighthouse Mission does not have a place to store these, and is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Will Lighthouse Mission Ever Cancel Mission Kids Due to Bad Weather?
Severe weather such as snowstorms and hurricanes may force us to cancel a Mission Kids event. In the event of such weather, please check out our website or Facebook Page for notifications.
Can a Physically or Mentally Challenged Child Attend Mission Kids?
Yes. We welcome all children, no matter their needs. We do our best to handle such requests with care, and can use your help to best serve your child.
Please contact our Mission Kids Director at MissionKids@lighthousemission.com to discuss your child's needs
BEFORE registering for the program.
Do Parents Have to Stay for the Whole Program?
No. As a parent, you are not required to stay for the whole program. Lighthouse Mission has plenty of volunteers to ensure that your child has a great time at the program. Please arrive promptly at 11:00am to drop off your child and at 1:00pm to pick them up.
Does Lighthouse Mission Offer Transportation to the Mission Kids Program?
Transportation is available for residents of the HELP Suffolk Family Shelter in North Bellport. The Lighthouse Mission van arrives at the shelter lobby at 10:45am for pick-up, and will bring your children back to the same location by approximately 1:15pm.
**We are unable to provide transportation for children from any other location. Please arrange transportation for your children to and from the program.
How Do I Pick Up My Child from the Program?
Please arrive at Lighthouse Mission by 1:00pm in order to pick up your child. You will need a valid form of ID, and need to be listed as an authorized adult on the Permission Form to pick them up.
**If a child is left at Lighthouse Mission beyond a reasonable time, the local police will be called to escort them home.
Will the Children Have Food During the Program?
Yes! At each Mission Kids event, the children receive a free lunch.
What if My Child Has an Allergy?
Please inform us of any allergies that your child may have when registering for the program or signing up for outdoor trips. We will do our best to make sure your child is not exposed to anything that they are allergic to.
What Guest Speakers Come to Mission Kids?
Mission Kids guest speakers come from local churches, schools, police and fire departments, theater groups, and more. We have also had magicians, animal shows, and puppet shows. Each of our guest speakers strives to teach the children valuable life lessons in a fun way.
Can I Volunteer at Mission Kids?
We are in need of dedicated, mature volunteers and guest speakers with a passion to serve at Mission Kids on an on-going basis.
Please contact our Mission Kids Director at MissionKids@lighthousemission.com
to discuss current volunteer opportunities.