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.
Online registration for the 2018-2019 program year will be available in mid-August.
Children’s Ministries is overseen by the Director, Kathy LaPlant.
The nursery, for children under 3, is available every Sunday from 9:45-12:15.
3yrs thru 5th Grade:
Sunday School meets most Sundays during the school year at 9:45. In the summer children are invited to attend worship and will have the opportunity to leave the service after the Collect of the Day for a snack and story.
In our PreK, K – 1st and 2nd – 3rd grade classes, the children and class leaders begin with a gathering time of prayer and then explore one of the Biblical stories from the liturgical readings for that Sunday. We use that story as a vehicle to begin to understand the core beliefs of our faith. After sharing an activity that reinforces the lesson of the story and thinking about how we can live out what we have learned during the coming week, we will enjoy some free time with a snack or on the playground. Children rejoin their families in church at the Peace to be with them for the Eucharist.
This year through our stories we plan to explore different themes including:
- God is always with us, leading us, watching over us, providing for us
- Love of God, self and others
- Advent and the Christmas Story
- Listening and talking to God
- Covenants both old and new
- Discipleship, the body of Christ and the unity of the church
“Drama and Donuts” is for our 4th and 5th grade students. These children work each week on preparing Biblical stories in dramatic form for the younger children to enjoy. They work for several sessions on creating and are scheduled to present six plays to the other classes during Sunday School throughout the year. These older children thrive in this leadership role where they engage in planning everything from the sets, props and costumes to developing a way to tell the story that will engage their audience.
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