Children’s Ministry

Children’s ministry:

Sunday School/Discovery : We meet every Sunday at 9:45am. The children return to their parents at the 10.00 am service, when the Peace is offered.

The lessons for the Children’s class are Bible-centered, and are based on one of the scripture readings appointed for each Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar. The reason we use this format is so that parent and child will be hearing the same Bible readings, and have the opportunity to discuss what was learned in the classroom if they choose to do so.

The focus of each lesson is a single concept or theme from the reading, using everyday objects.  It is supplemented with an art or craft activity.  There are also games, snacks, discussion and prayer.

Additionally we work toward the memorization of the “Lords Prayer” with meaning and understanding through “hands on” activities similar to those mentioned above.

The supplemental materials used for the lesson plans are taken from the website, “Sermons for Kids”.  This is a free, liturgy-based program that provides an object lesson, supplemental materials and suggested activities. I also draw from past lessons developed from 40+ years of experience as an early childhood teacher and director working in Christian Schools and Christian Education.

Diane Reddy

Godly Play:

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“Children have an inmate sense of the presence of God.

The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.

Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.”

Come and join us!

Nursery: every Sunday during the 10 am service.Our wonderful volunteers are all “Safe guarding children” certified.From one month old up to 5 years old your children will play in a fun and safe environment made just for them

Family Eucharist: the 1st Sunday, monthly, 9:15-9:45 am

This is a simple and warm Eucharist service, focusing on children – who are encouraged to bring their family and friends.

Vacation Bible School (VBS):

Join us for VBS in 2019 from June 3rd to June 7th. VBS is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet and enjoy fellowship with others, while learning more about their faith through fun and engaging activities.

The 2018 VBS featured a trip to Babylon and understanding of Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.  VBS provides tons of fun for children – and for adults – as you can see in the photos below.  The St. Luke’s community embraces this event and takes great pleasure in participating in the activities.