For many of us, Children’s Sunday School 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 AM. The preschoolers and kindergartners 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 in 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.
1st – 4th Grades:
Our grade school children will study one story for 3 to 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.
5th – 6th Grades:
Confirmation Retreat in the Spring
Worship for Children at 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 3rd – 6th grades.
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.