A special note to parents
We welcome you to do the following:
— Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it. All are welcome!
— Please feel free to sit towards the front where it is easier for your children to see and hear what’s going on. They might be tired of seeing the backs of others’ heads.
— We invite you to quietly explain the parts you know of the service and actions of the priests, ushers, readers, choir, etc. If you don’t know, we welcome you to ask. There is never a silly question.
— We invite you to sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
— If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me.”
— Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another.
SUNDAY CHILDREN’S FORMATION
Christ Church encourages the spiritual growth and development of each individual child through worship education, service and fellowship.
The Ark Nursery
infants through toddlers (4 years)
8:45am – 12:45pm
Parish Hall Foyer, door at the bottom of the stairs
A welcoming environment with a treasure chest of activities including singing songs, playing games, and hearing wonderful Bible stories.
pre-K through 2nd grade
During the sermon at the 9:00 and 11:30 services
Chapel or Parish Hall
A 15-minute reflection of the Gospel. Following the Gospel, the leader walks down the aisle collecting the children who wish to participate in an age appropriate reflection and prayer. They rejoin their families during the offertory procession.
Godly Play ®
3 years through 5th grade
Godly Play rooms in Parish Hall and Education Building
Godly Play helps our children explore their faith through Bible stories and our liturgical practices, and engage in the creative process. Godly Play honors children’s innate sense of the presence of God. Our adult guides and prepared sacred space invite children to experience God through wonder and play. Children can make meaning in life as they learn religious language as followers of Christ. On Sunday mornings, these sacred spaces are set aside for the children to do their work with God. For more information about Godly Play, please visit www.godlyplay foundation.org.
WEDNESDAY CHILDREN’S FORMATION
Programs for children, youth and adults
Weekly programs that provide opportunities that allow God to work in each of our hearts and grow us into servants of love.
Dinner $5.00 per person ($20.00 max per family)