Children

Sunday School classes meet at 9:15 am every Sunday morning.

 
 

In April 2017, the Vestry approved a “Safe Child Policy” to be implemented at Christ Church. 

 

Godly Play

Based on Montessori principals, Godly Play is an internationally recognized, research-based program that welcomes children to engage with the story of our faith on their developmental level.

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)

Each class has about 15 children with two adults to lead. All children rejoin their parents/guardians for the Eucharist.

 

Connect

Connect is our class for 4th-5th graders. In this class, children move through theme-based units. For 2019-2020, children will explore people of faith, the Way of Love, a film unit, service in church, service outside the church, the parables of Jesus, and explore options for developing personal prayer habits.

Children’s liturgy

Once a month, children and their families gather at 9:15am for a Children’s Liturgy. Clergy, parents, and children help to lead a hands-on service that facilitates adult-child discussion on our faith. All are welcome to attend this wiggle-friendly worship. We rejoin the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary for the Eucharist.

Guest Readers and Forum Leaders

“The strongest way to encourage spirituality in your child is through a positive, loving family connection, and the bigger the ‘family’- the bigger the field of love- the larger and more loving those connections are. The more people caring abut a child, the better.” -Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

In an effort to bring in more loving mentors into our children’s lives we have guest readers and forum leaders visit our classrooms monthly. They do a read aloud with our Godly Play children and lead a discussion on a relevant topic (Forum Leaders) in our Connect room.