Education

Children’s Ministry

Sunday, 9:30am

Nursery: Birth to 4 years old

Children’s Church: 5 years old through 3rd grade
– Chi Rho House (please follow the server during the procession)

Junior Worship: 4th through 6th grade
– Emmaus Room (please follow the server during the procession)

Sunday, 11:00am

Nursery: Birth to 4 years old

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I: 3.5 years old through Kindergarten
– Chi Rho House

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level II: 1st through 3rd Grade
-2nd floor of church building by the Youth Café

Sunday School for Older Children: 4th through 6th Grade
– 2nd floor of church building by the Youth Café

Wednesday Evenings

5:30-6:00 pm

Children’s Gathering Time
For children not participating in choir or puppets

5:30-6:00 pm

Celebration Choir practice
5 years old through 6th grade – Hidden Treasure Room

5:30-7:00 pm

Puppet Team practice
4th through 12th grade – Chi Rho house

6:00-7:00 pm

Children’s Program
5 years old through 3rd grade – Cottage 1
4th through 6th grade not on Puppet Team – Cottage 2

7:00-7:30 pm

Parish Supper

Children’s Church: 5 years old through 3rd grade

Your child will have a great time in Children’s Church while learning the Word of God! Children 5 years old through 3rd grade follow the crucifer down the aisle and then turn to the left on their way to the Chi Rho house on Sunday mornings. Our focus is the New Testament this year. Puppets, drama, crafts, and music bring our Bible stories to life! Children return to their families at the Peace. For more information, contact Cindy McLaughlin at 387-0566, ext. 210.

3 1/2 years old through 3rd grade: Sunday School

Sundays at 11:00am

We are delighted to offer The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to the children of Christchurch. In this hands-on learning experience, full of wonder and beauty, our younger children learn about the life of Jesus, hear His preaching about the Kingdom of God, and learn to see our Savior as both the Light of the World and our Good Shepherd. Our older children explore the rich parables of Jesus, learn more about the Eucharist, and develop a deep understanding of the Bible and our liturgy. Younger children, 3 ½ years old through Kindergarten, gather in the Chi Rho house, while older children, 1st through 3rd grade, gather upstairs right off the elevator in the church building. For more information, contact Cindy McLaughlin at 387-0566, ext. 210.

4th-6th grade: Sunday School

Sundays at 11:00am

This age group is eager to dig into God’s Word as they build positive friendships with their peers. This class seeks to lay a solid spiritual foundation for our children as they move toward middle school, teaching them to see their world through a Biblical lens. Our teaching team uses Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible: The Gospel Project” helping students discover how God’s plan began. This Fall they will discuss how God revealed His plan to bring people back to Himself through the family of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Don’t miss Sunday school in Cottage 2! For more information, contact Jeff Pollard 430-2279, Maria Hill 270-8010 or Bryan McLaughlin 313-9016.

Junior Worship: 4th-6th Grade

We know that 4th through 6th grade is a special time, as our students’ faith continues to grow and solidify, so we want to provide them a safe environment to ask questions and learn about their Heavenly Father! Each Sunday, they follow the crucifier and process to the right and go upstairs to the Emmaus Room. There, they have an age-appropriate worship service complete with lessons, Prayers of the People, confession, and fellowship. We hope to build lasting friendships that will carry on to the next step in Youth Group! This semester’s lessons will focus on the New Testament and will be taught each week by our leaders Katherine Trock Akin, Valerie and Matt Owen, or Carey Ming. For more information, contact Katherine Trock-Akin at 387-0566 ext. 209.

B.L.A.S.T Wednesday Night Children’s Ministry

5 years old through 6th grade
Wednesdays at 6:00pm

Bring your child each Wednesday night for B.L.A.S.T. (Believe, Learn, and Seek Truth) – a fun night of Bible stories, snacks, crafts, and games! The children love the Emmy-nominated SUPERBOOK video series as it brings Scripture to life and leads to discussion about the difference between knowing about God instead of truly knowing Him! Please join us in Cottage 2 for a fun night with our church family. For more information, contact Katherine Trock-Akin at 387-0566 ext 209.

W.O.R.D. Puppet Team Ministry

4th through 12th grade

The W.O.R.D. Puppet Team Ministry is committed to worship, outreach, relationships, and discipleship and is a fantastic ministry for our kids! It is offered for those in the 4th grade and above. They meet for practice on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm in the Chi Rho House and help lead Sunday School for our younger children on a rotating basis. This is a great opportunity to learn the art of puppetry, and build relationships with other youth as we minister to our church family and the community. For more information, contact Cindy McLaughlin at 387-0566, ext. 210.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer over 100 children and youth experience a wonderful 5-day journey through Bible stories presented in a way that is so fun and special for our kids and kids in our community! They will enjoy crafts, food, and activities centered around this year’s theme: ROAR! Life is Wild. God is Good. Our church will be transformed into an epic African savanna. The kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a faith that powers them through this wild life. Come on this African adventure with us to volunteer and bring your child and their friends June 24-29, 2019! Registration begins in April.