Education

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! 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 God’s plan for the world. Don’t miss our Sunday School in the Hidden Treasure Room upstairs in the church building! For more information, contact Jeff Pollard 430-2279, Dinah McLemore 220-8398, or Bryan McLaughlin 313-9016.

Junior Worship: 3rd -5th Grade

We know that 3rd through 5th 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 Old Testament and will be taught each week by our leaders Valerie and Matt Owen, Ruth and Dick Brewbaker, Katherine Akin, and 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.

Lenten Hearts 

This ministry is a wonderful chance to pray for the children of Christchurch! At the end of February, Lenten Hearts with the names of our children and Chi Rho kids will be posted on the bulletin board in the hall outside of Canterbury Hall. Please select a child and pray for him or her each day during Lent. You may also choose to write a note to each child or do something special for them on Easter Sunday, April 12th. Contact Cindy McLaughlin at 387-0566, ext. 210.

Bundles of Joy

Babies are a blessing from the Lord and we have so many here or on the way! Would you enjoy welcoming new babies into the Christchurch family by delivering meals, a welcome sign, and gifts for the family? This team also recognizes our childcare providers in the Nursery at a special appreciation luncheon each year. To be added to our delivering meals email list or for more information, contact Erin Tench at 462-7559.

Vacation Bible Study

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!