Children's ministries

CHURCH SCHOOL

Our Sunday Church School program runs from September to May. Registration is ongoing and children are invited to attend when it works for the family’s schedule. Visitors and guests of parishioners are welcome to attend as well.

We have four distinct Church School offerings that are described below. 

COMMUNION CLASS

The Children’s Communion Class is a three-week program offered each fall. In 2019 the class will meet in the Chapel on Thursdays: October 10th, 17th and 24th. Children have the option of joining the 5 pm or 5:30 pm class. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children. On Sunday, October 27th, we will celebrate the Children’s Communion Class graduates during the 10 am Service.

Nursery (ages 0-3)

Who: Families can drop children ages 0-3 years in the nursery for reading and playtime with two seasoned and certified childcare providers, Bev and Jen. During worship, if your child is in need, they will contact you by text.

Where: The nursery is in Room 106 of the Education Building, adjacent to the main church. It’s easily accessible and a welcoming environment for all babies and infants.

When: Drop off time is at 9:00AM for those wishing to attend Pathways or at 9:50AM just prior to the 10:00AM service. Pickup occurs directly following the service at approximately 11:00AM.

Godly Play (AGES 3-5)

What: Godly Play—a tactile and engaging Montessori model for learning the Bible—is designed, at Saint Luke’s, for our children ages 3-5. This model of sacred teaching allows young children to enter into the story and learn of God’s profound love in a welcoming, age-appropriate way. Recognized around the world as an optimal way to tell the stories of the Bible, Godly Play provides the children of Saint Luke’s with the gift of mystery and wonder.

Where: The Godly Play Room is located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building, adjacent to the main church.

When: The drop off time for Godly Play is at 9:50AM. Pickup occurs directly following the service at approximately 11:00AM. On the first Sunday of the month, children join their families at the main church service during the “Peace,” at approximately 10:30AM.

Great Adventures
(Grades 1–3)

Who: For children in grades 1-3, the Great Adventures create a lively and engaging interactive space for children to begin a deeper exploration of the Bible. First, all the children gather together for Sacred Story Time at 9:50AM, led by a clergy member or a master story teller. Following the 15 minutes of Sacred Stories, the children break out into age-specific huddles. The huddle groups work together on crafts, projects, friendships, and learning about the story of God, while a parent volunteer guides them through questions and concepts related to the day’s story. Using the Spark House curriculum as a guide, children engage in a morning of exploration, listening, interaction, and fun.

Where: The Great Adventures takes place in the Great Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building, adjacent to the main church.

When: Drop of time is at 9:50AM (sharp). Children  join their families at the main church service during the “Peace,” at approximately 10:30AM.

Bible Hangout
(Grades 4-5)

Who: For children in the 4th and 5th grades, the Bible Hangout is a relaxed space designed for Bible instruction, conversation, and questions of faith. After exploring the Gospel reading of the day with a clergy member or other master teacher, children converse with clergy and their peers about matters related to faith and spirituality.

Where: Bible Hangout takes place in the Great Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building, adjacent to the main church.

When: Drop of time is at 9:50AM (sharp). Children join their families at the main church service during the “Peace,” at approximately 10:30AM.

Saint Luke’s Summer Camp

Wildly popular, the Saint Luke’s Summer Camp takes place in June every year after school gets out. It is a positive and educational church experience for children led by the Saint Luke’s Clergy team. Last year’s theme was “This Little Light of Mine.” Children experience daily Bible related crafts, including cooking, Bible story time, games, and music. In addition, each day there is a bounce house

Saint Luke's Parish School

The Saint Luke’s Parish School is an Episcopal School that provides a weekday ministry to young children without regard to race, religion, nationality or economic status.  The school is committed to fostering a close relationship between home, school and parish. Our school’s goal is to prepare our children educationally, socially and spiritually for their futures by helping the whole child grow in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere.

  • Emotionally – To create a positive self-image.
  • Socially – To learn to get along with others in an increasingly diverse world and to respect other religious traditions and beliefs.
  • Physically – To develop muscle coordination and the ability to care for oneself.
  • Intellectually – To encourage a child’s curiosity and to provide an opportunity to learn in a nurturing environment.
  • Spiritually – To foster a sense of age-appropriate religious understanding and spiritual wonder and to instill key Christian values of prayer, worship, love of neighbor, justice and peace.
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