Children's Christian education, commonly known as spiritual formation, is a foundation upon which a lifetime of Christian descipleship is built. At Christ Church, our aim is to foster a relationship with God through worship, education, and creative artistic reflection. Through programs engaging children creatively, intellectually, and spiritually, each child will grow to have a deeper understanding of God, themselves, and how to carry that understanding into the community and world.
Sunday School is held from August through May and meets Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45am. It is offered to all ages beginning at 3 years of age. Classes are divided by grades and are located in the Linder Education and Administration Building. A nursery is available each Sunday for children birth to age 3. Godly Play is the Montesorri-based curriculum currently being used. Classes for children and youth are available weekly beginning Sunday, August 13th through Sunday, May 20th, at 9am. The only exception is Sunday, December 24th and December 31st when all Sunday school classes are cancelled.
Children's Church is held during the 10am worship service for ages 3 through 3rd grade year round. Children are dismissed from worship during the Gloria and return during the Passing of the Peace for Communion. Children under 3 are welcome in the nursery just outside the church.
Fall and Advent Activities
If you are in 2nd-5th grade join us on Sunday, November 26 during Sunday school hour (9-9:45am) as we get creative and make Advent wreaths to be used at home during Advent.
Christmas Eve Pageant Rehearsals
Calling all shepherds and angels! The Children's Christmas pageant will again be during the 5pm Christmas Eve service. Make plans for your children to be part of it! Kids K-5th grade are welcome and encouraged. We'll rehearse Thursdays at 5:30pm during Advent: Dec 6, 13, 20 in the choir room. Full Dress Rehearsal is Saturday, Dec 16th from 10-11am. We'll go caroling on Thursday, December 20. Parents are invited to join us that night.
Breakfast with St. Nicholas
Sunday, December 10th 9-9:45am Moore Hall
Why do we celebrate St. Nicholas Day? To learn about the true St. Nicholas, the man of faith who lived his life in devotion to Christ. St. Nicholas loved children and cared for the needy. He brings the love of Christ and the healing of Jesus. When we honor this saint, following his example of self-less giving, we honor the Christ child who selflessly gave the greatest gift of all--himself. Join us for a parishwide breakfast in Moore Hall with activities for the children and a real life visit from St. Nicholas himself!