Children and Youth Programs
Provided Throughout the Year
CHILDREN’S CHAPEL – during the sermon of the 9:15 am worship service
Children’s Chapel provides children ages 12 and under a special opportunity to experience Gospel stories in a creative, visual and imaginative way. As the Gospel lessons are brought to life, at an age appropriate level of understanding, the children learn the many ways they can follow Jesus.
The Children’s Choir is for children ages 5-12. We meet after Sunday School to rehearse to sing during our 9:15 am worship services. Join us anytime!
SUNDAY SCHOOL – after the 9:15 am worship service
- Foundations – for ages 5-8
The Foundations Class is focusing on basic elements of the Bible through stories, crafts, interactive play and drama. During the first half of the year, we are learning about God’s promises recorded in the Old Testament. During the second half of the year we will focus on Jesus as a Healer in the New Testament. Materials used are from the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum.
- Explorations – for ages 9-13
All Aboard the Explorations Class!
We are learning about Paul’s adventures. We are using what Paul teaches us about loving and serving God to “travel” to countries all around the world. Our passport is filled with Bible verses! Once we finish learning about Paul, we will take a look at Jesus! We will learn about his birth, ministry, death and resurrection. Along the way, we will look at other explorers for Jesus and learn about their lives giving us examples of how we can be the best for Him. The class is learning about how to pray and the importance of prayer and service to others. We play games and do crafts to reinforce the lessons and ideas discussed. We are exploring a book written by Priscilla Shirer entitled “The Prince Warriors.”
- Transformations – for ages 14-18
Transformations offers teens opportunities to apply what they’ve learned during their first fourteen formative years to their real-world life experiences in schools, after-school jobs, or with friends. During Sunday morning class time, they engage in book studies, viewings of films and documentaries and music videos. They pray and talk and journal and listen to one another, and otherwise aim to grow. They hoof it to Birdie’s Cafe now and then, spend time with the residents of Brightview Westminster Ridge, prepare meals for Soup Kitchen, and look for ways and means to live out their faith as Christians in 2018.
YOUTH GROUP – Grades 6-12
Youth Group meets every second and fourth Sunday of the month from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Typically, one Sunday will include an outing – a trip to the corn maze, caroling at a nursing home, or other seasonal activities. On the other Sunday of the month, we will enjoy pizza, games, and fellowship at the church. Join us!