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Faith Development: Children

Children's Monthly Update - April 2019

Sunday School Parent Take Home Lessons

Be sure to check out this month's Parent Sunday School take home from our Hearts Alive curriculum, which includes the lesson the children will be studying. Ask your children what they learned - the more they hear and discuss the lesson, the more they will retain. Have fun discovering more about God's Word with your children!

Sunday School Lessons
April 21: No Sunday School
April 28: Preschool | 1st - 3rd Grade | 4th - 5th Grade
May 5: Preschool | 1st - 3rd Grade | 4th - 5th Grade

Upcoming Events

Childcare and Events for Children during Holy Week
Childcare offered in the nursery wing of the Parish House at 6:45 PM during the Maundy Thursday Service on April 18 at 7:00 PM in the Historic Church. Childcare offered in the nursery wing of the Parish House at 6:45 PM during the Good Friday Service on April 19 at 7:00 PM in Markley Chapel. On Easter Sunday we encourage the children and adults to bring flowers to decorate the cross. The cross will be in the circle drive way between the chapel and the church. Children’s Church will occur during the 9:00 AM historic church service. Childcare offered in the nursery wing of the Parish House starting at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Easter Sunday.
 
Vacation Bible School (VBS): Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28
9:00 AM - 12 noon, All Saints Center

Register online now!
Children in rising K4 - 3rd grade will enjoy a traditional VBS with the theme To Mars and Beyond: Explore where God’s power can take you! Children in rising 4th - 6th grade will go out into the Greenville community to help others through service projects at a variety of agencies. Cost is $30. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103.

5th Grade Bridge Retreat: April 27-28, Camp Gravatt, Aiken, SC
This retreat is for rising 6th graders to look at the changes ahead in middle school, both in our church and our community. The theme of this retreat is Psalm 118:23: “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” 

Youth ServeUS in the Summer! Wednesday Afternoons in June & July!
Please complete the required waiver and return to Hannah Flack
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Children and Youth rising grades 4 - 12 are invited to join us on Wednesday afternoons in June & July as we will be serving in the local Greenville community at various organizations. Please check back to find information in regard to the sites that we will be assisting with as we get closer to the dates. June 12 | June 19 | July 10 | July 17 | July 24

Save the date for Art Camp: July 29 - August 2
Art camp is for rising 2nd - 6th graders. Art Camp times are 9:30 AM – 12 noon daily. If you have any questions about these events please contact Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103. Register online by July 15.




Cub and Scout Troops at Christ Church
Do you have a child who would like to join a Scout BSA troop? Cub Pack 511 is available for rising 1st - 5th grade and meets on the 2nd Monday of the month. BSA Troop 511 is available for rising 6th - 12th graders and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in Cub Scouts, contact Cubmaster Olivier Salamin, 905.8868. If you are interested in Scouts BSA, contact Lee Lewis, 238.3869.

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.

Sunday Morning Offerings

Sunday School - September through May

K3 - 5th Grade: 9:30 - 10:15 AM, 1st and 2nd Floor of Parish House
We continue using the Weaving God's Promises curriculum, which is rooted in the liturgical year. Children become engaged through prayer, story, and multiple activities.
K3 - K5: Room 122, 1st Floor of Parish House
1st Grade: Room 209, 2nd Floor of Parish House
2nd Grade, Room 213, 2nd Floor of Parish House
3rd Grade: Room 215, 2nd Floor of Parish House
4th & 5th Grade: Room 217, 2nd Floor of Parish House

Childcare

Infants - Rising K3: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Parish House, 1st Floor (Year-Round)
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. Contact Hedrick Lewis for questions about the nursery or if you would like to volunteer. Infants (3 - 23 months) will be in room 107 and 24 months to 2 year-olds will be in room 112. When a child is three years old by August, he or she will move out of the nursery wing to the 3 year old Sunday School Classroom.

FaithSteps: 10:15 AM, Parish House, Room 127 (September - May)
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, Historic Church, Choir Room (September - May)
An age appropriate worship service geared toward K5 - 2nd graders. The children join one of our clergy 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.

Parents

Safeguarding God's People: Cavalier Training Center, 245 Cavalier Drive
Thursday, April 25, 12:30 - 3:15 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Register Online 

Christ Church Episcopal, Parish House
Sunday, May 19, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
RSVP to Lisa Hunt
 

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.