Friday, January 22, 2010

FUN with Check-in

Have you heard? Trinity's Children's Ministry is soon going to transition to registering children’s weekend attendance electronically. Doing this will make our children safer, be more efficient, and save us all time.
But since change can sometimes be painful, we thought it would be a good idea to ease you into things right here at Faith, Family & Fun.
Yep. We're always looking out for you!

You may have already noticed the kiosks, like this one, where you’ll register your children. To transition to this new system, we will begin registering ONLY elementary children electronically. All children, infant to pre-kindergarten, continue to register as you currently do.

For electronic attendance, here’s what you’ll do:

Each week, stop at a kiosk and register each child in your family. There are 4 kiosks and a computer at the registration desk for you to choose from.

Begin by entering the last name of your child.
Select the child you want to register.
Select the group/room you would like to register your child for.
After entering your information, labels will be generated for you. Then, take your child to the appropriate room. Parents, or a designated family member, are expected to both drop off and pick up children at each service.

When you register each child, you’ll receive 3 labels per child per weekend service.
1. One label is for room attendance. You’ll take this tag and hand it to your child’s room volunteer.
2. One label is a nametag that goes right on the child.
3. One label is for you, the parent or individual dropping the child off. This matches the child’s nametag and allows only you - with this label receipt - to pick that child up from that room. This label will function in a similar way to the current “family number.”

When it’s time for you to pick up your child, bring your matching label to the room and show it to the room volunteer. Both your tag and your child’s tag will be matched with the attendance label.

For the first few weeks of this transition, we need you to update some of your child and family information. We’ll have a card by the kiosks for you to fill out. This will include updating your e-mail address and child allergies. It is important that we have this information.

Once families are comfortable with enrolling elementary children electronically, we will begin transitioning Early Childhood families. While we are in the midst of this transition, there will be someone at each kiosk to help and assist you with any questions you may have. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions by emailing Ashley at:

Looking forward to continuing to grow with you and your precious children.



  1. Thanks for the head's up, Belinda.
    And thanks for all you do for our children!


  2. My question is are we going to have to register for choir?

  3. Yes, you will need to check your child in for choir. If your child is already enrolled in choir then that will show up as an option when you check in.

    Children's Ministry Assistant

  4. Sounds like fun! We're moving forward with technology!

  5. As a Trinity mom, I want to thank everybody in our Childrens Ministry who made the launch of the new check-in system so smooth!

    I can't begin to imagine the work that went on behind the scenes to make that happen!!!

    My family forgot that it was the kickoff for the new system and arrived at the peak rush period - just a few minutes before the start of the 11:00 service. The folks staffing the kiosks told us exactly what to do, and Carolyn's presentations were so helpful, too.

    It was a breeze! Thanks, everybody.