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Faith Development: Children

Parent Threads
November 19 - Lesson 11
December 10 - Lesson 14

Upcoming Events

Children's Library Open!
Children’s Ministries is very excited to announce that we have opened a Children’s library! The library is located on the second floor of the Parish House between room 215 and 217 and is open for all to check out Christian and secular children’s books. Instructions on how to check out the books is on the bookcase. We hope you will encourage the children in your life to check out books! If you have any questions about the library, please contact Hedrick Lewis.

Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:15 PM, Parish HOuse
Calling all sheep, shepherds, angels, and wise men! Rehearsals for our traditional Christmas Eve Pageant begin on Wednesday, November 29 at 6:15 PM in the Parish House. Contact the Music Office for more information: 282.3118. 

Rhythms of Grace: Worship Service for Families with Special Needs
Sunday, December 17, 3:00 PM, Markley Chapel

Children’s Ministries is excited to announce a new service for children and families with special needs. Rhythms of Grace is a worship service that engages children from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes and provides a way for all families to connect with a community of faith. The service will be on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM in the chapel. For more information, contact Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103. 

Children’s Communion Class: Sundays, January 7 - February 4, AV Room
Each year, Children’s Ministries leads a communion class tailored toward helping children in grades 2 - 5 both understand and respond to the Eucharist. The class is designed for children who already receive, as well as those who will truly be participating in their first communion. The class will meet in the AV Room during Sunday School time, from 9:30 - 10:15 AM. The children will participate in a special service and brunch on February 11. Please contact
Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103, no later than Wednesday, January 3, to register your child.

Mother's Bible Study: Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:15 AM, Graham Library
Join us for a study group designed for moms that will begin in September and continue through the end of May. We will learn about how to be a person of faith, a wife, and a mother all at once using the book Love Feast: Together at the Table by Martha Johnson Bourlakas. Childcare will be provided. Books are available in the bookstore.
Contact Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103, for more information.

Sunday Morning Offerings

Childcare

Infants - K5: 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Parish House, 1st Floor
We provide a safe, warm and unconditionally loving environment for the children entrusted to our care. We offer stories, activities, a snack and when the weather permits, children will enjoy one of the outdoor play areas. Older children have an age-specific worship service led by volunteer coordinators. Contact Hedrick Lewis for questions about the nursery or if you would like to volunteer. Infants (3 months to 23 months) will be in room 109 and 2 year-olds to 5 year-olds will be in room 112.

FaithSteps: 10:15 AM, Parish House, Room 127
A worship alternative for children in K3 - K5/Primer during the 10:30 AM service. Teams of parents lead a chapel service, crafts, games, and serve a light snack.

Children’s Church: 10:30 - 11:45 AM, ASC, Room 104
An age appropriate worship service geared toward K5 - 2nd graders. The children join one of our clergy and our children’s choir director for a Bible lesson and music. They return to the main worship space in time for Eucharist with their family.

Photo Release

We love taking photos and videos during Christ Church events to build community among parishioners and further the ministry. These photos and/or videos may be used in the Sunday bulletin, weekly eblast, on our website, in various publications and on social media websites. If you would not like us to use a photo of your child, please email Hedrick Lewis.

Allergies

On occasion we will serve a special snack in Sunday School or FaithSteps. If your child has a food allergy that we should be aware of please contact Hedrick Lewis.

More Information

Learn more about Athletics and our Music Ministry opportunities for children.

Get Connected: Email Hedrick Lewis, Director of Children's Ministries

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool 

Offers full and half day programs year round, serving children from birth to K5. We are pleased to be in a newly renovated, beautiful space in the Christ Church parish house, offering our parishioners and community an inviting school environment filled with light, love and learning.