PreK, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, & 3

Godly Play at 9:00 AM

Room 211 in the Education Wing of the Parish Center – 3- & 4-year-olds
Room 210 in the Education Wing of the Parish Center –Kindergarten & Grade 1
Chapel – Grades 2 & 3
Godly Play is offered during the 9:00 AM worship hour for 3-year-olds through 3rd Grade. The children gather to encounter the Word of God and the rituals of the church in a Montessori-based, multisensory, hands-on approach to Christian formation and education. The children are introduced to and enter into the religious language by hearing the stories of God, wondering and responding to the stories, praying together, and being surrounded in a child-friendly worship setting. The children gather in a circle on the floor in front of the focal altar shelf surrounded by the stories of God. By creating a circle of children, inclusivity and community is fostered in a holy setting. The Godly Play classroom provides a threshold of sacredness, safety, and wonder. The children are encouraged to enter into the presence of God through discovery and play. This is one place where our children's ideas, opinions, and gifts are deeply respected. Not only do our children learn the stories of God, but they are encouraged to explore their spirituality through prayer and theological reflection. In addition to Godly Play, we enhance their Sunday morning experience using worship techniques that speak to all children's learning styles and needs such as sign language, music, and special worship materials. This gives the children another opening and opportunity to enter into the presence of God.

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Please complete our registration form. It is important that we have information about your child and contact information in case of an emergency.

Children's Ministry Chapel Service from 9:45-10:05 AM

The children in Godly Play will process from their classrooms to the Chapel for a short service, which includes prayers, music, a brief message, and a once-a-month Instructed Eucharist, led by one of our priests. The 3rd Grade class helps lead the service. The children return to their classrooms after the service for their feast. Pick-up is in the classrooms.

Children's Summer Program

Our Children’s Godly Play Summer Program for ages 3 through 3rd grade takes place each Sunday. Children gather in the back of the Church at 10 AM, process to the Chapel for their own worship service, and return to the Church at the time of The Peace.