Children

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Save the Date:
Our VBS will again be an intergenerational event and be held from 5:00-7:00 each Sunday evening in August.  The topic is Abraham and promises to be another good study for the whole parish.
Highlights from 2016
Our Intergenerational VBS was held in August. We began each Sunday evening with a meal, then dinner theater featuring stories of peace. We broke into small groups from adults to children. Our evenings ended with Compline.
On Christmas Eve our children in sixth grade and younger helped portray the Nativity as the youth read the scripture and helped with the youngest angels, shepherds and animals..
Highlights from 2017
Our 3rd-5th grade children begin Christian formation at 9:00 with Mr. Chad. They are learning to play percussion instruments. They were able to share music at the Parish Meeting and during the Prelude in February.

Christian Formation for Children

Children are an important part of the St. Patrick’s community.

Christian formation begins in our bright and newly painted nursery! Children through age four are welcomed at 8:45 a.m., giving parents time to get a cup of coffee before adult classes begin. The nursery is available through the 10:30a.m. service however all children are welcome in the sanctuary. We offer a Cry Room for those times when little ones need more space to move around.

Christian Formation for School Age Children

The curriculum we have chosen is “Living the Good News” which is an Episcopal curriculum with lessons based on the Lectionary, usually the Gospel reading.  The lessons and activities are appropriate to the maturity of the child.  The Liturgy of the Word will then be familiar as it is read again during the service. When all members of the family have been exposed to the same lesson, a basis for further discussion during the week is established!

We are excited to have our Director of Music, Chad Watkins, develop the musical talents of our children.

Our Preschool, Kindergarten, first, and second graders will meet in room 4A, look for the Alleluia banner. They will have the lesson, activities, music and will be able to retell favorite stories using the Godly Play manipulatives. Plan to bring them from 9:00-10:15 a.m. for this lovely morning of sharing God’s love.

Our third and fourth graders will meet in room 8, look for the Agape banner. They will use the “Living the Good News” curriculum which is based on the Lectionary and appropriate for their maturity level. This curriculum comes with activities which are engaging and thought provoking and will allow families to continue these discussions during the week.

Club 56 is for fifth and sixth graders as they prepare to move into our youth program. The teachers find fun ‘field trips’ around church as part of the lesson from Living the Good News. The curriculum uses the gospel reading for the day and the children explore scripture and relate it to everyday life.
We invite all children to join us from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. for this fun and engaging learning process at St. Patrick’s.