Our goal is to have our children “step up” with each level, deepening their knowledge of Christ and ultimately preparing them to attend a full service in the Sanctuary. We follow the liturgical calendar, which means that everyone will be learning the same scriptures, revised to suit their age group. We use a Bible story-based curriculum that is presented in a format to fit each age group’s developmental stage.
Nursery Chapel (6wks-3yrs) – Children will be brought together for the Bible story and a prayer.
Preschool Chapel (3-5yrs) – Lessons include a story time (Old and New Testament stories), arts and crafts, prayer time, praise and worship time and games. All games and crafts are centered around the lesson of the day with talking points that will be discussed.
Elementary School Chapel (Kinder-3rd grade) – This is a step up from the preschool chapel (no games or crafts) getting them ready to attend a full worship service. They will do what they are missing in service, such as Prayers of the People and reciting the Children’s Creed. Children are expected to worship with you at the beginning of service and for the Great Thanksgiving to prepare them to receive Communion.
During worship, rooms are divided by age as follows, but we reserve the right to modify this based on the number of children and caregivers present. Although children under the age of 36 months are together in Rm 100, young babies and toddlers are separated by a room divider.
Where to go for Children’s Chapel?
6 weeks-3 years | Rm 100, Nursery
3-5 years old | Rm 101, Preschool Chapel
Kinder-3rd grade | Begin in service with parents, ushered to chapel and then brought back before communion.
Note: 4th & 5th graders do not attend Children’s Chapel; they are encouraged to worship with their families. If they would like to help with Chapel by serving on our Praise Team (training and scheduling are required) contact Jill Scott for more details.
Our special needs friends elementary age through young adult will enjoy Bible stories, games, music, arts & crafts and wrap up each week with a snack. Our Sparrows ministry is staffed each week with experienced and loving special education teachers.
Sunday school is offered between services during the 10:15 hour. Classes are divided as follows, but we reserve the right to modify this based on the number of children and caregivers present.
Where to go for Sunday School?
6 weeks – 3 years old | Rm 100, Education Building
4-5 years old | Rm 101, Education Building
Kinder/1st grade | Rm 104, St. Philip’s Hall
2nd/3rd grade | Rm 106, St. Philip’s Hall
IMPACT 4th/5th grade | Rm 103, St. Philip’s Hall
Children & Family Ministry is dedicated to growing children’s faith in a way that is meaningful and fun. Join one of the largest ministries at St. Philip’s to impact our youngest disciples. Contact Jill Scott to get connected today!