St. Christopher's seeks to nurture children's curiosity, share the values and story of our faith, and be a place of belonging, service, and support for them and their families.
Infants and toddlers
Our nursery is open for children three and under during the service. Ask an usher or greeter where it is located and they will direct you. If you prefer to have your child with you in the sanctuary, you are welcome to do that. There is a play space set up in the library adjacent to the sanctuary for young children if they need a break from the church. Parents may stay in the library while still listening to the service.
Pre-K to 2nd Grade
During the 10:00 am service, the children process together from the sanctuary to the upstairs chapel space where the they are led in their own service until they are returned to the main sanctuary during the Peace. A rotation of volunteers lead the chapel program that mimics the order of what is happening in the sanctuary with prayers, songs, and storytelling. Children spend three to four Sundays exploring the same Bible story to deepen learning and understanding.
3rd - 4th Grade
Childcare is often offered when adult programming occurs on Saturday mornings or after church on Sundays. Announcements about the programming will advertise nursery care when offered. Children of all ages are welcome in the nursery space at this time. Building toys and selected themed and age appropriate activities will be provided.
Volunteering! Children love to help and are welcome to work in our vegetable garden to help grow food for area food banks. Learn about the vegetable garden. Once a month we have a packing service project in the Parish Hall after worship that children have a great time participating in. These are a great way to help children learn about compassion and caring.
2022 - 2023 Formation and Fellowship Gatherings for Families
We supplement the above offerings with additional opportunities for all ages to learn and celebrate life together. Offerings include:
If you are new to St. Christopher's and are not yet on the Children's Programming list, please contact our Children's Ministry Coordinator.