Children’s Ministry

Sunday, 9:30am

Nursery: Birth to 4 years old

Children’s Church: 5 years old through 2nd grade
– Chi Rho House (please follow the server during the procession)

Junior Worship: 3rd through 5th grade
– Emmaus Room (please follow the server during the procession)

Sunday, 11:00am

Nursery: Birth to 4 years old

Kingdom Story, Level I: 3.5 years old through Kindergarten
– Chi Rho House

Kingdom Story, Level II: 1st through 2nd Grade
-2nd floor of church building by the Youth Café

Sunday School for Older Children: 3rd through 5th 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

W.O.R.D. 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 5th grade not on Puppet Team – Cottage 2

7:00-7:30 pm

Parish Supper

Children’s Church: 5 years old through 2nd grade

Your child will have a great time in Children’s Church while learning the Word of God! Children 5 years old through 2nd grade follow the crucifer down the aisle and then turn to the left on their way to the Chi Rho house on Sunday mornings. We present Bible stories from both the Old and New Testament. 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 or Christina Moore at 387-0566, ext. 210.

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

Sundays at 11:00am

We are delighted to offer The Kingdom Story 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. Younger children, 3 ½ years old through Kindergarten, gather in the Chi Rho house for Level I, while older children, 1st and 2nd grade, gather upstairs right off the elevator in the church building for Level II. For more information, contact Cindy McLaughlin or Ruth Brewbaker at 387-0566, ext. 210.

3rd-5th 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.  For more information, contact Jeff Pollard 430-2279, Dinah McLemore 220-9898 or Bryan McLaughlin 313-9016.

Junior Worship: 3rd -5th 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 Akin, Valerie and Matt Owen, or Carey Ming. For more information, contact Ruth Brewbaker at 387-0566 ext. 210.

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

5 years old through 5th 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 Ruth Brewbaker at 387-0566 ext 210.

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.

Harvestfest (Wednesday, October 30th)

Christchurch’s BIG fall festival in October is for everyone! This year we are doing it on a Wednesday night from 5:30pm until 7:30pm! Come enjoy fellowship, food, inflatables, puppet shows, games and much more! Ask a neighbor to join you October 30th!  Want to volunteer? Contact Cindy McLaughlin, Ruth Brewbaker, or Christina Moore at 387-0566 ext 210.


Christmas Pageant (December 24th)

Don’t miss this beautiful Christmas Eve tradition, as the children and youth of Christchurch help tell the story of the birth of Jesus at our 4:00pm service. Hymns, drama, and candle lighting are all a part of this special service. For more information, contact the Children’s Ministry Department 387-0566 ext. 210.