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 2018
VBS was July 23-27!
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who helped make Shipwrecked VBS such a great success! All week we shared Bible Stories, Games, Crafts Snacks, Music, Science experiments, and special skits that helped us learn that Jesus Rescues . . . when we’re lonely, we worry, we struggle, we do wrong, and we feel powerless. It was a high energy, spirit-filled week. Every year I am overwhelmed with the presence of the Holy Spirit among our group that ranges from age 3 to 90! The collaboration and sense of community among children, teens and adults is truly a gift to experience. For our mission projects we collected canned meats and fruits for Keystone’s food shelf, tied fleece blankets for their outreach programs, and decorated cookies which were served at St. Christopher’s Community Dinner on Thursday. 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 – August 5-19
Watch for the yellow bus in the Lower Narthex from August 5-19, where we are collecting school supplies for Roseville Area Schools. 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 19th. 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 Movie Night, Thursday, August 16th 6:00-8:30pm
Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited. We will decorate plant pots and then watch The Lorax (2012 version). 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 welcome families to sit on the left side of the church up front where we have a special family space. Here the children can see what is happening at the altar. You will find some quiet activities of children of all ages, and there are also worship bags that you may pick up in the Narthex. We do ask that families clean up the space before they leave.
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