Kids (birth-grade 5)

CONTACT: Missy Greene, Minister of Children

Programs Designed with Kids and Families in Mind

The mission and vision of St Stephen’s Kids is to empower young children and their families to know and follow the way of Jesus in their daily lives. We are a multi-generational learning community that helps kids explore and experience belonging, service with others, and Jesus’ way of love, in order to grow in faith and bring these gifts to the world in the power of God’s Spirit.

  • Creative Bible Teaching. We strive to bring the stories of the Bible to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged.
  • Relationships. We value children’s relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their leader and other kids in the group.
  • Age-Appropriateness. Our lesson materials are created in a way your child will understand.
  • Fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, activities, and singing.

We are excited to share our 2018/19 Kid’s Programs with you! Registration is open now >> Register online

NURSERY CARE
Our professionally staffed nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment where you can confidently leave your child to enjoy Sunday morning worship and spiritual formation opportunities with a sense of security. Learn more here.
CHILDREN'S CHAPEL - Beginning Sept 16!
Sun 9:00 & 11:15 AM | Potty-trained 3 yr. olds – Grade 2 | Chapel

Worship that’s perfect for kids! In Children’s Chapel we sing, listen to scripture, engage with the scripture through activities and pray. To participate, simply bring your child(ren) to the Chapel prior to the service. Kids will rejoice their families at The Peace in time to share in Holy Communion.
GOD SQUADS - Beginning Sept 16!
Sun 10:15 – 11:05 AM
Age Group 1: Potty-trained 3 yr. olds – Grade 2 | St. Nicholas Room
Age Group 2: Grades 3-5 | St. Francis Room

In God Squad, we engage with stories about people from the Bible who are a part of God’s squad just like us! It is through their stories that we can learn more about God and what God has in mind for us. We do this with storytelling, art, games, music, and much more!
Grace NotesGRACE NOTES CHOIR - Beginning Sept 19!
Wed 6:30-7:00 PM
Potty-trained 3 yr. olds – Grade 2 | Chapel

Designed for children to have fun while developing a love for music, Grace Note kids learn how to read music and sing with others. The children learn songs they will share during worship services throughout the church year.
SOLID ROCK SINGERS - Beginning Sept 19!
Wed 6:30-7:00 PM
Grades 3-5 | Sanctuary

Kids in grades 3 through 5 enjoy a music curriculum that includes elements of music theory, note reading, and harmony singing for a fun and challenging experience! Kids perform at worship and special music presentation opportunities through the year.
QUEST - Beginning Sept 12!
Wed 7:00 – 8:00 PM | Grades K – 5 | St. Francis Room

At Quest, we will explore what it means to be God’s people in the world. We will explore through community and fellowship with others, a little bit of prayer, and a whole lot of play!

Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of our Children’s Ministries. There are MANY opportunities in our programs for all types of volunteers. We need administrative assistance, caring adults to work in our nursery and in all programs, as well as adults to help with special events throughout the year. There’s an opportunity for YOU no matter what day of the week or how frequently you are available.

The BEST WAY to get connected to the right ministry for you is to reach out to Missy Greene. She will help you find a place where you can share your gifts with the kids of our parish.

Email Missy or complete this online form for Children’s Ministry volunteer opportunities.

SAFE CHURCH

See the Safe Church Practices page for details on St. Stephen’s policies and procedures.