Children and Families
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY CORNER
Let’s face it…even adults have trouble sitting still from time to time! A children’s table and chairs, along with activities, are now located on the left side of the pews near the altar for the children to utilize as needed.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES DURING HOSPITALITY HOUR
A table with chairs along with activities will be set up for the children on the Parish Hall stage.
No Sunday school required!
What is this? What happened to Sunday school? Research shows that in order for children to truly grow into faithful Christians, they need a program that integrates all members of their family. They need to SEE their parents in worship, they need to HEAR their siblings sing hymns; they need to FEEL the love of Christ during the gospel. The traditional Sunday school model does not always fit those needs. We, as a team, discerned that a new model of Family Worship, where families stay TOGETHER and worship in a kid friendly way, with lots of participation is what God is calling us to do. This is what it will look like: Every other Sunday families will meet in Blakely hall during the time the rest of the congregation participates in Liturgy of the Word. The families will have their own worship that will include songs, a reading of the Gospel, perhaps acted out, and then a craft or a game that extends the learning from that week. The families will then be received back into the sanctuary to participate in the Eucharist with the entire congregation. Family Worship will also be offered at our Gathering on Hamilton Street Tuesday nights to give another time for families to be together. Imagine families staying together for the entire time of worship in a meaningful, fun and joyous way. Families will take turns leading the service and choose games and songs that with which they are fully invested. Our program is intended for all ages, from infants and toddlers to tweens and teens. And let’s not forget grandparents, aunts and uncles with their families as well! Come and see for yourself! 2nd and 4th Sundays:
Family Church 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:30; • Until further notice, the nursery will not be staffed. The nursery will be open for parishioners to bring their own children.