Children’s Ministries

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them.”   — Jesus

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES


Following Jesus’ example, the Children’s Ministry programs at Prince of Peace are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for all to grow in the love and grace of God. We welcome and encourage all children to join us in worship, fellowship, education, and service.

We promise to help equip parents to teach their children. We will offer developmental information, ideas and resources to aid parents as they help their children grow.

Following Jesus’ example, the Children’s Ministry programs at Prince of Peace are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for all to grow in the love and grace of God. We welcome and encourage all children to join us in worship, fellowship, education, and service.

Children’s Ministry Programs

Bible PresentationChildren's SermonsBibles are delivered to children when they turn 3 years old and when they enter 3rd grade.
Faith FormationChristian EducationBeginning at 3 years through adulthood, traditional classroom Christian education takes place on Sundays at 9:40 a.m., from September through May. Look for the maps in the upstairs hallway to see where your age group is meeting.
Communion InstructionCommunion InstructionA formal class is held during Lent and private instruction may be requested of either Pastor at anytime. Children and their parents are invited to learn about communion and its meaning so that they may partake in the Lord’s Supper beginning with Holy Week services.
NurseryNurseryStaffed by paid, trained, and qualified attendants to provide: safety, security, and stability to our littlest members. This service is provided for all worship services for children under age 5.

Summer Programs

All Ages Summer ProgramsAll Ages and Summer ProgramsSee our Programs: summer program page for details and how to sign up for all summer programs.
Vacation Bible SchoolVacation Bible SchoolThe VBS is a half-day, week-long program with a theme for Bible study, crafts, music, and Christian fellowship for children 3 years through entering 7th grade. See our programs: summer program page for details.
Family CampFamily CampSummer retreat for families at beautiful Camp Wappogasset.  Our summer program flyer contains dates and sign-up information.
Finding the WayFinding the WayAn activity-based program for youth who are entering the 5th through 9th grades.

Children’s Music and Worship

Children’s SermonsChildren's SermonsAt each service, children are invited to come forward for sermons that speak directly to them.
Alleluia ChoirAlleluia ChoirThis musical experience is for children aged preschool through 2nd grade. It meets on Sunday morning during the education hour. (Directors: Liz Ericksen & Laurel Cederberg)
Joyful NoiseThis musical experience is for children 3rd through 6th grade in school. Director Melissa Burke leads the class at 9:40 a.m., Sunday mornings. The group sings during the service once a month and special events.
Christmas ProgramChristmas ProgramWe present a Christmas Program annually during a Sunday morning service.

Other Ways the Children’s Ministry Supports Families

  • Celebrating children’s accomplishments
  • Providing hospital visits
  • Parenting concerns and support
  • Assisting children in grief situations
  • Assisting children in transition
  • Child care resource for church events

CYF News


Rally Day Sept. 16th

Rally Day Sept. 16th

Rally Day means the return of Sunday School Sept. 16th, and a big celebration hosted by the Children’s Ministry where all ages will have fun after the second service, at indoor and outdoor activities, especially inflatables and a mobile Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

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Update from Cori Forcey, Youth Director

Update from Cori Forcey, Youth Director

Summer is quickly coming to a close! As the youth are winding down summer, I look forward to the opportunities to engage with them on a more consistent basis. This fall we will dive right into Wednesday night programming starting September 5th, and Sunday morning programs which really won’t look “normal” until the end of September.

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New Youth Director Cori Forcey

Our new Youth Director Cori Forcey will lead the youth group Sunday mornings, Wed. evenings and other times, beginning the week of Aug. 16th. The Youth Director Interview committee worked closely with the youth group in the selection process.

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God’s story is shaping our life together.

God’s story is shaping our life together.

How do we actually go deep into God’s story? One place to start is to consider how we engage God’s story through scripture within our worship life. Our worship and education committees are going to begin using the Narrative Lectionary to help bring shape to our life together and help us deliver on our vision for building a church to love the world.

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Youth Tell of ELCA Gathering

Youth Tell of ELCA Gathering

The youth group told of their trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering during the services Sunday, July 22nd. The group with leader Erika Coe and Pastor Peter gave field reports from the Gathering in Houston, sharing how love, grace and hope change everything!

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