The Children’s Ministries’ mission is to provide a loving and nurturing Christian environment in which each child can:
- Become aware of, and feel a part of, the heritage of scripture, tradition, and worship in fresh and meaningful ways.
- Develop a sense of being loved and accepted as a unique child of God, and a member of a community of the people of God
- Respond in love to God, community and creation.
We now have online registration for our children’s and youth programs: Online Registration
Children’s Ministries is overseen by the Director, Kathy LaPlant.
The nursery, for children under 3, is available every Sunday from 9:45-11:15.
3yrs thru 5th Grade:
Sunday School meets most Sundays during the school year. In the summer children are invited to attend worship and will have the opportunity to leave the service at sermon time for a snack and story.
Three-year-olds through rising 5th graders attend classes from 9:30-10:30 led by shepherds who help guide them to the scheduled activities for each week. The children return to the main church service during the Peace to join their family for the Eucharist.
During class each week, we will have different activities and workshops that explore biblical stories with the goal to make the story come alive in a memorable, meaningful and fun way. We will focus for several weeks on one story, and this culminates in the oldest children in the program presenting the story in dramatic form for the younger children to enjoy. They thrive in this leadership role where they engage in planning everything from the sets, props and costumes to creating a way to tell the story that will engage their audience.
The rotating activities include chapel time where our clergy explore with the children our Christian life and worship, including baptism, Eucharist and our Lord’s Prayer. This is a good opportunity for the clergy and children of our parish to interact and get to know one another. Our program also incorporates opportunities for outreach.
Children’s programs would not happen without the help of adults and teens who offer their support as teachers, youth workers, and nursery care givers.
For more information, contact:
Kathy LaPlant, Director of Children’s Ministries