StM Kids

Kids Connect is OPEN!

Sundays 9am

Our Kids Connect programming for PreK to 5th grade children, as well as our nursery for children birth to 3 years, is open! While there are changes to our procedures and logistics, what has NOT changed is our goal of growing together in Christ Jesus.

Please RSVP for our Sunday morning programming EACH Sunday by clicking the button below.

RSVP Children and Youth Sunday Morning

This Week's Teaching: 10.25

explore the bible together!
Long Live King Saul is the cry of the Israelite's hearts in Sunday's lesson from 1 Samuel--Long Live King Jesus is our resounding reply! Listen in as we hear how this story about Israel's hunger for an earthly king relates to our own desires to fit in East of Eden. If you'd like to take things further, discuss the story as a family using the questions and Biblical texts below the video.

1 Samuel 8:6-7

  1. Why didn't God want His people to have an earthly king? (Read John 18:36-37)
  2. What does it mean to “live” for something? Why do you think people live for things other than Jesus? ? (Read John 18:36-37)
  3. How should believers be different than those around them? (Read Luke 6:27-30 )
  4. Are there any commands in this story to obey or promises in this story to remember?

Kids Connect

Children are not only fully capable of worshiping the One, True God, God in Christ tells us we are to become LIKE THEM in order to know Him more. That's why all of our programming for children is focused on worship first!

Nursery


Your child will experience a safe environment where she plays with friends, interacts with Bible stories, and receives focused attention from our staff and volunteers.

Pre K-Second Grade


We provide an environment focused on meaningful worship and engaging instruction for and with kids.

Third-Fifth Grade


We want your kids to LOVE Jesus and LOVE His Church! Our programming for upper elementary fosters faith and friendship.

COVID Response

Please  RSVP EACH Sunday (by the Friday before) so that we can prepare for your child. On Sunday morning, please head to the NEW entrance off of the parking lot/4th street, near the Fellowship Hall, for check in. (Nursery check in is available at the nursery window, inside the church.)  

  • Children 3 years old* and older must wear masks at all times.
  • Your child's temperature will be taken at check in. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, we ask that you leave the campus.
  • If your child exhibits any signs or symptoms of COVID19, please leave the church campus.
  • Please allow older children to walk to classrooms unattended as this reduces the traffic on our staircases and narrow hallways.
  • Please bring a water bottle with you if needed. No water fountains will be accessible at this time.
  • No food will be served in the children's ministry area*.
  • Please sanitize/wash your child's hands before entering our ministry space.
  • Social distancing practiced.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitation of surfaces has been occurring and will continue to occur throughout our church campus.
  • Please stay home for 2 weeks if you have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed to someone that has tested positive within a 2 week time period.

* An exception to mask wearing are those children who are not yet potty trained, 3 years old, and in the nursery.

*Children in the nursery will receive individually wrapped snacks such as pretzels or Goldfish crackers. Please visit our Nursery page for more information on our safety practices.

Other ways to get your kids involved

 

Kids Serve

Year Round
Enrich your child's life by enriching the life of the church. Opportunities for children to serve the church abound! From reading the Old Testament lessons in worship, acolyting, to volunteering in the nursery, and more, our tweens and teens can offer their servants' hands and hearts. Contact Stacie Johnson, StM Kid's Ministry Director at for more information or to sign your child up.

Christmas Pageant

December 24
A yearly tradition full of wonder, excitement, and the miraculous.

The Passion Event


Retelling the story of Christ's last days will come to life for your child in this unique drama for young and old children alike. 10am, Good Friday, 2021. Egg hunt follows.

 

 

Join our Team

Our programming is impossible without devoted volunteers. Ministry needs include greeters, teaching shepherds and special event volunteers.

 

Baptism and Communion for Children

We welcome all children who have been baptized to receive Holy Communion in our Eucharistic Worship Services. If your child has not been baptized, he is welcome to come forward, but please have him cross his arms at the altar rail in order to receive a blessing from our ministers.

If you'd like to learn more about infant baptism or to view information regarding adult baptism, please contact our office to schedule a meeting with one of our ministers at .