Children's Ministry - Preschool
Children's Homily and Children's Chapel
Children in Pre-K thru Second Grade are invited forward to the steps in the church after the Gospel reading for a Children's homily given by Sunday's preacher. After the homily, children go to Children's Chapel in the Choir room with our volunteers for their own story and singing time. They return in time for the exchanging of the Peace. Children's Homily and Children's Chapel occur at the 9 a.m. service only (10 a.m. service during the summer schedule).
Sunday School meets 11:15-Noon during the months of June and July.
Sunday School during the Academic Year- meets from 10:15-11am in Godly Play Classrooms
During the School year, Pre-K and Kindergarten have their classes located over the nursery wing, the younger children of our church gather for lessons from the Godly Play curriculum. Using Bible stories, Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
Preschoolers and Kindergarteners meet in the classrooms above the Nursery with teachers using Godly Play to tell Bible stories and learn all about Jesus and God's love. Godly Play is a Montessori inspired program that allows children to wonder and self discover through play, beautiful wooden figures, and felt landscapes. Each Sunday the children will also "break bread" together during snack and typically do a craft that is centered on that week's theme. Since children may be in preschool for several years, the preschool Sunday school classroom has lots of children repeat until they are old enough to move over to the Kindergarten class. Children in the Godly Play classrooms will learn The Doxology as their memory work!
Reservations for Wednesday Night Dinner 5:00 -6:15 p.m. You and your family are welcome to dinner prior to Wednesday evening courses. Please call 850-222-2636, x31.
Adult dinners are $7.00, Children and Seniors are $4.00 and the family maximum is $20.00. The Wednesday night menu is printed in each week’s Chimes and can be heard on the reservation phone line.
Wednesday Evenings resume January 11- April 5, 2017.
Children’s Ministry- Who’s Who?
Pre-K Team: Robin Krause, Linda Palmer, Sarah Descalsota, and Stephanie Senior
Kindergarten Team: Pia Hayslip, Natalie Collins, Jenna Sarkissian
Children’s Ministry Chair for Vestry: Corinna Strayer
For more information please contact Lizbeth Childs