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Children's Ministry

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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.  Volunteer caregivers assist the paid nursery staff during the 10:30am Sunday morning worship service and the 9:30 am education hour. We welcome children in Church and during worhsip 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. 

The nursery has been recently remodeled.  A mural created by one of our mothers features the creation story and the hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful."  The nursery is a wonderful place for both the volunteers and their small charges.

 

Sunday Children's Education

 

9:30 - 10:15 ~ Children's Music Program (Led by Hannah Village)

This is a great way to introduce your child to music in a Christian context.  They will learn how to express joy and worship to God through song as well as some musical instruments.  This is not a traditional "children's choir" and no child / parent should be worried about a lack of "talent."  Come and see!  Hannah Village is a professional children's music educator and she is assisted by a team of parent volunteer assistants.  This ministry is for children ages 3 & potty-trained through 5th grade.

* 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. You're welcome to join one of our adult Bible studies at the same time (office and parish hall) or relax in our welcome lounge; coffee is available in the parish hall.  Talk with Hannah or the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane about volunteer opportunities!

At 10:30 if you wish your child to go to Let the Children Come (PreK & K) or Godly Play (Grade 1-5), please know that our leaders will shepherd your child to the next room -- or you're welcome to come and retrieve your child to join you in worship!

10:25 - 11:15 ~ Let the Children Come (PreK & K) and Godly Play (Grade 1-5)

If you didn't come earlier for music, 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.  Talk with Pam Pinchot or the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane about volunteer opportunities.

Your child will be shepherded up to worship and rejoin you 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).

 

Kids Corner ~ Summer Sundays

During the summer months, and periodically during the school year on special Sundays, we shift to our Summer Sunday School, called Kids Corner. At 10:30am all children start in church with parents/guardians (not in classrooms). After the Gospel reading children ages 3 years old through 3rd grade are invited to go to meet their teacher at the baptismal font for Kids Corner and go to the Undercroft where they will learn a Bible story, play a game, and have a craft. They will return to the church to rejoin parents at the Peace. Children 4th grade and up stay in church with parents. Summer schedule (Kids Corner) begins June 7, 2015 and runs through August 9, after that we will shift to our regular Sunday school schedule and format (see above).

 

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

This is a great chance for kids (Age 4 to 5th Grade) to play, have fun, and learn how God's love is with us and for us.  Registration for children opens online in late May.  Come and join us! 

 

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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