Children’s Ministry Update – January 2017

Our Children’s Ministry at St. Stephen’s is continuing to evolve and we are excited to share the latest updates of everything that’s happening. Read on!


In September, we formed a Children’s Ministry Visioning team. We are pleased to report the team has been making great progress over the last months. We are now seeking your broad, big picture hopes, dreams, concerns, and insights about our ministry as we create a vision and mission statement, and statement of values, for ministry to families with children.

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey with your candid thoughts by Tuesday, February 7.


Our Nursery (age 0-3) is available on Sunday mornings and has continued to grow and develop under the skilled hands of Dominique Gant. With her year’s of experience and education in early childhood education, she has moved our nursery beyond simple childcare and has introduced amazing Bible-based stories and crafts for our littlest members. View a photo gallery of the hands-on fun! 

Children’s Chapel (potty trained preschoolers – grade 2) is held at both Sunday morning services. Our Chapel has been involving and we are pleased to share our new focus on tactile learning for our younger children with a curriculum based on the Children of God Storybook Bible by Archbishop Desmond Tutu! 

Sunday Club (potty-trained 3 year olds – grade 5) is on the move as well! To better serve the needs our the disparate age groups of our growing number of kids, we are very excited to announce that we have divided the kids into two age groups.

YOUNGER KIDS (potty-trained 3 yr olds – grade 1)  This group will be led by Peyton Chambers who has built an amazing and easy to grasp curriculum specifically designed for this age group.

OLDER KIDS (grade 2-5)  These kids will continue to explore wondering questions connected to the weekly lectionary lessons while using Legos to express their insights, questions and imagination.

As a reminder, we know children are excited to run off to Sunday Club (and we’re excited to have them!) but we ask that at least one parent accompany their child(ren) for check-in and check-out in order to ensure we comply with our Safe Church practices.

Rev. Lisa Wiens Heinsohn