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
A play space is set-up in the library adjacent to the sanctuary for young children, age three and under. Parents may stay in the library while still listening to the service or return to the sanctuary and leave their child with one of our high school nursery assistants (both are vaccinated and will be wearing masks in line with Carmel Clay school policy). When more small children return to church, we will re-open the formal nursery.
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 Children's Ministry Coordinator, Cathy Scott, supported by a rotation of consistent adults and clergy, lead a chapel program that mimics the order of what is happening in the sanctuary, with key prayers/songs learned through repetition and Godly-Play storytelling. Read/download the list of key dates and themes.
3rd - 5th Grade
Childcare for After-Church Programming
On Sundays when after-church programming, such a Parenting for Faith, is offered, childcare will be available for younger children and siblings in the Nursery space. 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. Several times during the year, we have parish projects that help make a difference in our community and we welcome families and children to participate. These are a great way to help children learn about compassion and caring.
Parenting for Faith
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers meet (typically the second Sunday of the month) for 45 minutes for fellowship and formation. We explore simple tools and practices to talk confidently with children of any age about God in the everyday moments of our lives. The format includes a short video and group discussion. Supervised childcare is provided for younger children/siblings in the Nursery. Read/download the list of topics.
2021 - 2022 Intergenerational Gatherings
We supplement the above offerings so that all ages participate in learning and life together. Offerings during the fall include:
New to St. Christopher's?
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.