Our Children’s Ministries program serves children from birth to 5th grade and their families. Our goal is to provide quality programming that encourages children to develop their relationship with God, the church community, and the world around them.
Monthly News From Children's Ministries - August 2017
Collection Announcement – if you have toilet paper/paper towel rolls or plastic drink bottles (any size) we could use them for a project on Friday, August 11th. Please leave them in the basket outside Marion's office.
Vacation Bible School - I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who made VBS such a wonderful success. It takes many, many volunteers - both during the week and behind the scenes - to provide this special week of programming. VBS week is my favorite week of the year, and I am always energized by the excitement of the children and the true sense of the Holy Spirit working among us. If you would like to see pictures from each day, they are on posters in the Upper and Lower Narthex and the Children’s Ministries bulletin board. You can also find pictures on St. Christopher’s Facebook page – you do not need to be a Facebook user to access our page: www.facebook.com/St.ChristophersRoseville
School Supply Collection- Watch for the yellow bus in the Lower Narthex from July 30 – Aug 13, where we are collecting school supplies for Keystone Community Services. They need all of the typical school supplies: backpacks, colored pencils, pens (red, black, blue ink), compasses & protractors, notebooks (wide & college ruled), pencil bags/cases, glue, scissors, markers (narrow & wide), crayons (24). .. . etc. Anything you find in the back to school section of the store would be great! Please place supplies in the bus no later than Sunday, August 13th. If you would prefer a monetary donation, please put it in Marion’s mailbox and label it “school supplies.” We will use it to purchase items for the drive.
Family Fun Drive-In Movie Friday, August 11th 6:00-8:15pm
Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to gather in the Parish Hall, make cars for our drive-in movie, and then watch the Pixar movie Cars (the original). Feel free bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Snacks provided
Children in Liturgy
We encourage families to sit near the front of the church so that they can see what is happening throughout the service. We welcome children of all ages, and we understand that this means a little more noise and commotion. We also offer a Soft Space in the back of the church for parents and their young children who need more space to move, and nursery care is also available. At the end of each service the Deacon invites all children to join her at the baptismal font for the dismissal. In addition, we encourage children to sign up to be Gift Bearers and Acolytes
Nursery (Children 0-4 years)
Our nursery is staffed by a team of eight rotating volunteers. They are scheduled in pairs, and they arrive in the nursery 10 minutes prior to the service so that parents can get their children settled before heading upstairs to the sanctuary. If there are no children in the nursery by 10 minutes into the service, the volunteers will join the liturgy in the sanctuary.
We offer several special events throughout the year that encourage community building and outreach. Some of our most popular are the Hayride, Putting Away Alleluias, Dramatic Sermon, Bingo (at Episcopal Church Homes), Bowling, and Pizza, and Easter Activities. Over the summer we offer Vacation Bible School.