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Children and youth are a vital part of the Christ Church community, and we seek to provide activities, ministries, and events for them. We also encourage youth from grade 3 and up to participate in worship as acolytes.

The nursery and Sunday School classrooms are staffed by highly qualified child workers, including teachers and nurses.  All nursery and Sunday School workers are subjected to rigorous national background checks, and receive the Diocesan Safeguarding God’s Children Training for the prevention of child abuse.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School for all ages is held on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Children learn about faith, scripture, sacraments, and Episcopal traditions; special attention is given to relating faith to issues facing children and youth today. Children gather at the entrance to the Church and process to their classrooms with their teachers. 

Led by a Children’s Faith Formation Steering Team (Mother Campbell, Christi McCarren, Barbara Williams, Brianne Knudson, Holly Joseph), we have decided to use an Episcopal Church Curriculum entitled Weaving God’s Promises.  This is a comprehensive, three-year Christian formation curriculum developed by and for the Episcopal Church. 


The Mission of Weaving God’s Promises
1. To teach children how God’s promises of salvation are woven into our lives.
2. To teach children the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world as Christ’s ambassadors.
3. To give children a solid grounding for future youth and high-school formation programs, which prepares them for Christian adulthood.
4. To foster the spiritual formation and growth of our children in Christ’s love and mercy and to teach the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

You will see familiar faces in the three returning teachers: Barbara Williams, Megan McCarren and Christi McCarren. It is a privilege to serve the children and families of this parish and we look forward to another great year of strong faith formation. If you are interested in participating in the formation of our children and youth, please contact Christi McCarren at christi.mccarren@multicare.org

For a one-page overview of the three-year Weaving God’s Promises curriculum, click here.

NURSERY CARE

Nursery care is provided from 9:45-12:00 in our secure nursery area in Wells Hall. Parents may drop their children off and then join the worship liturgy, and pick up their children in time for coffee hour. 
 

In the Christ Church Nursery,

The nursery at Christ Church is a safe and joyful place for children 0-3 years old. Each day there is a set routine that includes music, Bible stories, arts and crafts, and imaginative play. The children also learn about God’s creations through exploring the outdoors, decorating the nursery according to seasons, sensory play, and enjoying one another’s differences. Children are also introduced to basic social skills, hygiene and toileting, and communication including American Sign Language.