Children's Programs

Nursery

From 8:45am each Sunday, we offer a nursery for infants to 3 year olds. Our little ones are cared for by Mary Beth Sullivan, who attends Saint Luke’s 5:15 service each week. She has devoted herself to the nursery since the beginning of 2010. Nursery/Child Care will be offered at other times during services, programs, and events as childcare persons are available. Please see the E-pistle and the Sunday bulletin for details. 

Children’s Church

For children 3-11, each Sunday will start Sundays at 9:40 am with “Children’s Church” in the Lower Parish Hall. At Children’s Church, we will light candles, sing songs, and pray together. From there, we will go to our separate rooms with our teachers and learn a Bible lesson. Children’s Church is a fun way for children to learn about God and make connections with our Eucharistic worship.

 

Godly Play

Preschool and kindergarten children are invited to attend our “Godly Play” class. Godly Play is a method of Christian education and spiritual direction for children developed by an Episcopal priest and classroom-tested for more than
twenty years.   Godly Play nurtures the spirituality of the child by creating a community of children who together explore their relationship with God through the sharing of sacred stories, parables, and specially designed liturgical actions. "The use of Montessori’s approach to education has been adapted to Godly Play to stimulate children’s active participation in story and ritual and to awaken their creativity for the learning of the language, sacred stories, parables, liturgical action and silence of the Christian tradition (from Godly Play http://www.godlyplay.org/view.php/page/research).” The Godly Play room is a room with special features--desert box, bookshelves with story and parable boxes, "work space," and a banquet table. Children are enthralled with this program.

Church School

Children in grades 1 through 5 may participate in our Sunday School classes based on the “Weaving God’s Promises” Curriculum. This curriculum, by Morehouse Publishing, is a three-year Episcopal curriculum for children age 3-11. This year, the children will focus on “Weaving Our Faith” by

  • Studying the story of our salvation from the fall of humankind to our redemption by Jesus Christ
  • Reflecting on the God who loves us and stays with us—no matter what—to bring us back to God’s divine love.
  • Focusing on the Gospel of Matthew, emphasizing the Kingdom of God and our Anglican tradition and faith.

 

Spiritual Formation in the Home

Every week the children will bring home a worksheet called “Threads,” which gives parents an opportunity to discuss with children what they have been learning in Sunday school. “Threads” facilitates family prayer and spiritual formation in the home beyond weekly Sunday morning worship.