Children are gifts from God, and Church of the Resurrection welcomes them in all aspects of our faith life together through our Children and Family Ministry. We often structure individual worship services to cater to children, and we offer a variety of programs to help youngsters and their families lead Christ-centered lives.
Our program offers a unique opportunity for children ages 3K through 4th grade to worship with their parents for the first one-third of our Sunday worship service, and learn about God for the rest of the service. Our Sunday school model includes age-based classrooms, music, group activities and some intergenerational events for the whole family. We use lessons from the Spark “Activate Faith” series, which uses both Bible stories from worship and other key stories from Genesis to St. Paul’s letters. Fifth-graders participate in a specially designed Sunday school curriculum that teaches them all about worship and prepares them for Confirmation.
Nursery and church toddler area
Babies and toddlers are welcome in our church nursery, which is staffed by paid childcare workers during the Sunday worship service and includes many age-appropriate toys, books and puzzles. For parents who wish to keep their little ones with them during the worship service, there is a carpeted area near the front of the sanctuary with a basket full of quiet toys, books and stuffed animals. Young children can feel free to play there without being confined to a chair.
Breakfast in Bethlehem
This event, held on a Saturday near the beginning of December, is popular among families with children ages toddler through 2nd grade. Youngsters enjoy a pancake breakfast at church, hear the story of Jesus’ birth and have an opportunity to visit with a certain jolly man in a red suit.
Easter Egg Hunt
Families with children ages toddler through 2nd grade come together for this event, held the Saturday before Easter. Children learn about Jesus’ death and resurrection, then participate in a fun egg hunt throughout the church. There are plenty of eggs for every child, so no one has to worry about stiff competition!
First Communion Workshop
During this event, 5th-graders prepare to receive Holy Communion and learn how to serve as acolytes. Acolytes serve an important function during our worship services, lighting the candles in the sanctuary and assisting with communion and offering.