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Children's Ministry

 Nursery Care | Sunday School | Vacation Bible School | Baptism | Confirmation | Kids Page

Our vision of forming lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ is comprehensive. We want all in our parish community to learn together and worship together. We have educational offerings for all ages at 9:30 and worship at 10:30, which includes an age appropriate Children's Chapel. Led by our Children's Music Director this Chapel service mirrors the main service and helps teach our children to worship God in an age appropriate way. See below for details on all that we offer. Nursery care and Children's Chapel run year round, all other programs are on break during the summer and will resume on Sunday, September 10th.

Nursery Care

Your child is always WELCOME at St. George's!  If you'd like to use our nursery, we serve infants and toddlers to age 3.  We welcome children in Church and during worship services. If a child gets a little "excited about the sermon" (;-), please feel free to comfort them in the entry hall where we have benches and the service audio is broadcast for you to still hear. Anytime you bring your child to the Nursery, please:

  • Sign your child in at the Nursery entry door, noting any allergies and how to get in touch with you. Please be mindful of other little ones when dropping off or picking up.
  • If you have a diaper bag to leave with your child, make sure it is labeled, or if you leave a bottle or snack make sure the containers have your name
  • Pick up your child and sign out. You may pick up your child during the worship service and bring them into church during the service. 

This summer the nursery is getting a new set of murals, custom created and painted by local artist Matt Burgy. Work will begin in August of 2017 and is scheduled to be finished by September.

The nursery is a wonderful place for both the volunteers and their small charges.

 

Sunday Children's Education

 

9:30 - 10:15 ~ Let the Children Come (PreK & K) and Godly Play (Grade 1-5)

Bring your child to the Lower Level for one of two great age-appropriate programs which help form your child as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  These two programs are focused on helping your child know the STORY of scripture!  Godly Play and Let the Children Come tap into a child's innate sense of wonder.  We have trained teachers who lead both these exciting programs.  * Parents: Bring your child to the lower level education wing at 9:30; please know that we require you to be on campus during children's programming for safety's sake. All are welcome to join one of our adult Bible studies at the same time (office or parish hall) or relax in our welcome lounge; coffee is available in the parish hall. Talk with Pam Pinchot or the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane about volunteer opportunities.

10:30 - 11:15 ~ Children's Chapel

 Our main worship service begins at 10:30 with everyone of all ages gathered together in the sanctuary. During the service children will be invited to Children's Chapel and process over to the Parish Hall. Led by Hannah Village our Children's Music Director and Megan Chomic our Music Assistant and a host of volunteers, children will sing songs, read a Bible story, engage in a craft or activity, learn and say the Creed, and pray together. They will then process back and return to the church at the Peace.

 

For any questions about Children's Ministry please contact the Associate Rector, the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane  , or call 434-1781 (ext 104).

 

 

Vacation Bible School, 2017: Monday-Friday, July 10 - 14, 2017

 We had an amazing VBS this year, thanks to all who made it possible. Stay tuned for info about next summer's VBS in 2018!

 

Baptismal Preparation

The Sacrament of Baptism is offered several times throughout the year, on the Sunday on or after All Saints Day in November, the Sunday after Epiphany in January, during the Easter season and on the Day of Pentecost.  It takes place within the context of the Holy Eucharist, usually at the 10:30 Sunday service.  Private baptisms are done only in the case of emergency or special extenuating circumstances.  Infants as well as adults may be candidates for Baptism.  Preparation is required for adults and for the parents and godparents of infants. Please contact the Rev. Ben Phillips for more information, 937-434-1781x102 or

Confirmation

The rite of Confirmation is offered every other year when the parish is visited by our bishop. Carefully prepared for through several sessions of classes, the Church considers this rite "A Mature Affirmation of the Faith" spoken for infants or young children at their Baptism, and the beginning of a more intentional involvement in the Church. Confirmands who were baptized as adults re-affirm their own Baptismal Covenant and begin life in the congregation with new opportunities (such a the ability to serve on the Vestry). Check the date of the next Episcopal visitation at St. George's on the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, Visitation schedule.

KIDS Page

A special  web page just for kids, KID'S Page has coloring pages, stories and activities.

 

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