Children

  • Christmas Outreach party
    Christmas Outreach party
  • Students working on a summer Sunday School project
    Students working on a summer Sunday School project
  • Vacation Bible School
    Vacation Bible School
  • Enjoying a special treat during Chapel
    Enjoying a special treat during Chapel
  • Parents and Children volunteer for The Gathering
    Parents and Children volunteer for The Gathering
  • 2nd Graders in Sunday School
    2nd Graders in Sunday School
  • All- parish picnic
    All- parish picnic
    Careful not to drop the eggs!
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Christ Church Adopts Safe Child Policy
In April 2017, the Vestry approved a “Safe Child Policy” to be implemented at Christ Church. CCWFB Safe Church policy.
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Sunday Children’s Formation

Godly Play and Connect Sunday School classes meet at 9:15am every Sunday morning, September through May. Nursery and adult led activities for children are offered during the outdoor summer service.

Registration for 2019-2020 Children’s Formation Year is open and ongoing. It is strongly suggested you register your child so we have emergency contact information, so you can stay updated, and so we know if there are any allergies, etc. to watch out for!

Registration for Volunteering in Children’s Formation is open and ongoing.

Godly Play

Based on Montessori principals, Godly Play welcomes children to a unique program, which goes much farther than telling kids about things Jesus did. It creates a story around the children, so that they find themselves right in the middle of a scene from scripture. Then, it invites them to wonder about what the story means and how it might affect their own lives. Read more about Godly Play.

We have two Godly Play classes at Christ Church:

  • Children ages 3.5- 5K (Godly Play I)
  • Children in grades 1st-3rd (Godly Play II)

All children rejoin their parents/guardians for the Eucharist.

Connect

Connect is a curriculum for 4th-6th graders, which takes a walk through scripture over the course of two years. Year 1 is Old Testament, and Year 2 is New Testament. It incorporates a video, readings, discussion, art, and prayer. More about Connect. Read more about Connect. 

Children’s Liturgy

Once a month, families meet at 9:15am for a child-centered, hands-on service. Prior to Eucharist, the families rejoin the whole congregation.

Guest Readers/Forum Leaders

It is very important to us that children at Christ Church know that they belong and play an important role in the life of the whole church. One way we introduce caring adults to our children is through our Guest Reader and Forum Leader program. Guest Readers attend Sunday School once a month to read aloud a story to the children and stay for a short discussion about the book and about their life of faith. Forum Leaders attend the 3,4,and 5th grade classroom once a month to discuss important faith topics, such as service work.

Service Projects

Part of the Christ Church Outreach budget is specifically designated for service projects with children. We integrate these projects into Sunday School, after church events, etc.

 

Thank you to our wonderful teachers & volunteers who help keep Children’s Formation a vibrant and fun place to be!

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