Children’s Sunday School
Children’s Sunday School for many of us involved a bible, a worksheet, cookies and lemonade. During the school year, come experience something more at The Ascension. Jump into the experience of Noah on the Ark, Jonah inside the fish or Jesus in the manger. Drive a remote control car through the days of creation. Watch a movie about Moses. Build the Body of Christ with a potato head. Bake some bread and break some bread with us Sunday mornings.
All ages start in the Jr. Worship room at 9:15. The preschoolers and kindergarteners will experience the stories of our faith through Godly Play, while the grade schoolers will rotate though different stations concentrating on one story at a time for a more in-depth experience for a few weeks.
Pre-K and Kindergarten
Godly Play is a Montessori based curriculum that immerses listeners into the stories of faith. It encourages free thought and response. Our preschoolers and kindergartners start in the Jr. Worship room and adjourn to the Nazareth room for their Godly Play stories.
Our grade school children will study one story for 3-5 weeks at a time, each week using a different medium to explore the story. Our five stations are Food for Thought, Art, Storytelling, Movies and Media, and Games.
Confirmation Retreat in the Spring
Children’s Sunday Worship
Worship for Children at the Ascension involves the children in the body of the whole church, while acknowledging that sometimes the youngest members of the church might need a little something different.
Children’s Church is offered for Children ages 3-6th grade.
Preschoolers go to their own classroom after songs of praise and our opening prayers for story time and free play. They may either follow the cross in the procession with the older children, or they may start out in the nursery’s green-door room with the preschool caregiver.
Kindergartners and Grade School Children stay in Children’s Church to hear and respond to a short children’s sermon, share parts of their lives with each other and pray together before they return to their families in the Nave at the Peace to participate in communion.
Family Eucharist – every 4-6 weeks we offer an Intergenerational Family Eucharist at the 10:15 service. In this service everyone: children, teens, tweens, adults and super-adults, are involved in all aspects of worship since we all are one body, one family in Christ. Nursery Care is still available for children in preschool and younger, but there is no Children’s Church on these Sundays.