Children's Sunday Morning Programs
Sunday mornings September 17, 2017, through May 20, 2018, we offer multiple opportunities for your children 3 years old through 5th grade to grow in faith through worship, music, learning, and fellowship. Christian formation for 6th-12th graders is offered through the youth program.
You won't want to miss any of the activities coming up, so please fill out a registration form and put it in the Children's Ministries mailbox next to the parish office, or mail or email it. Families who register will receive a mealtime prayer cube with six prayers!
Come join us at any point Sunday morning:
8:00 Said Eucharist
9:15 Grace Notes – chancel (altar area of sanctuary)
9:30 Church School – classrooms (see below)
10:15 Sunday Snack – parish hall & Coolios classroom
10:30 Choral Eucharist
11:45 Coffee Hour – parish hall
Worship is our principal form of Christian formation for all ages. Children are welcome at our Eucharist services. If your children need to occupy their hands during worship, grab an activity bag from the narthex (foyer) and/or get a children's puzzle page on your way in! All baptized Christians of any age are invited to receive communion.
Grace Notes (9:15-9:30) is a brief time of bible songs and children's hymns directed by Ken Stancer, our music director.
We have two church school classes (9:30-10:15):
- Faith Garden (3-year-olds to 1st-graders, classroom next to the nursery): A “Godly play”-style class in which we present bible stories using wooden figures and other props to invite young children into the story imaginatively.
- Coolios (2nd- to 5th-graders, classroom behind the kitchen): A workshop-style class based on the theories of multiple intelligences and preferred learning styles. We develop a biblical or liturgical theme over 4-6 Sundays by providing a different activity each Sunday.
Sunday Snack (10:15-10:25) keeps the kids going with a nutritious snack. Faith Garden kids come to the parish hall while Coolios stay in their classroom. Children are also welcome at coffee hour following the 10:30 service.
For more information, please contact Ruth Kearley, Children’s Ministries Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 233-3249 ext. 306