“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them.” — Jesus
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. For 2016/17 we have made a few scheduling and age group changes compared to previous years, see the Education Flyer.
- Parents are asked to fill out a student information form for children participating in Sunday School.
- If you are interested in teaching Sunday School or helping in other ways (volunteer form), please contact the church office.
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. Safeguarding God’s Children Seminar prepares our teachers and youth leaders. Let’s Journey Together!
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. For 2016/2017 we have made a few scheduling and age group changes compared to previous years, see xxxx
Children’s Ministry Programs
|Bible Presentation||Bibles are delivered to children when they turn 3 years old and when they enter 3rd grade.|
|Faith Formation||Beginning at 3 years through adulthood, traditional classroom Christian education takes place on Sundays at 9:30am, from September through May. Look for the maps in the upstairs hallway to see where your age group is meeting.|
|Communion Instruction||A 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.|
|Nursery||Staffed 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.|
Friday Family Fun
|Prince of Peace is excited to offer this opportunity for families called F3 (Friday Family Fun Night.) There are five key components of the program – Family, Friends, Food, Faith, and Fun. We hope you will think about including this new opportunity in your schedule.|
F3 happens on the second Friday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Supper will be served with a free-will offering. Parents and children will participate together in:
|All Ages Summer Programs||See our Programs: summer program page for details and how to sign up for all summer programs.|
|Vacation Bible School||The 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 Camp||Summer retreat for families at beautiful Camp Wappogasset. Our summer program flyer contains dates and sign-up information.|
|Finding the Way||An activity-based program for youth who are entering the 5th through 9th grades.|
Children’s Music and Worship
|Children’s Sermons||At each service, children are invited to come forward for sermons that speak directly to them.|
|Alleluia Choir||This 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 Noise||This musical experience is for children 3rd through 6th grade in school. Detail information flyer is on line, click here. (Director: Melissa Burke).|
|Christmas Program||We 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
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