Welcome to Children and Family Ministries at Ascension,
Christian formation and activities are important for all ages. The children of Ascension are highly valued and we strive to make them a part of the faith journey in our church. Your children are extensions of you and your values and my hope is to grow and learn together in God’s love. Please join us for Sunday offerings as well as special events for all children. We also have a youth group for tweens in grades 3-5. If you have the social bug and would like to stay connected with all the latest events for Children and Family Ministry, we have a Facebook Group just for you! Send in an email to register for this page.
Ms. Megan, Director of Children and Family Ministries
We offer Children’s Church in the fall and spring during the 9 and 11:15 services. Bring your kids to the beginning of the service. One of the junior acolytes will guide the children out of the worship service to the Children’s Church room. If you or your child would prefer, please feel free to walk your child to Children’s Church. We value your child’s comfort and safety.
What is Godly Play? Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through kindergarten through second grade during the Sunday School hour (10:15-11:00 am). Come join us!
Tween group is open to kids in grades three to five. We meet twice a month for fun, formation, and fellowship. Activities range from movies to bible lessons, service projects to special outings.
Children's and Family Event Offerings
Sunday School is offers classes for children Pre-K through 5th grade. The Sunday School time is 10:15-11:00 am. We have a class for Pre-K, K-2, and 3-5. To drop off your kids, head to the Children’s Education Wing on the Northside of the building.
Children Ministry Events
During other times of the month, we offer programs such as LEGO my Bible, Girls Reading Crew, and other activities. Stay tuned and check back often.
Christmas Nativity Pageant
This year, the Children’s Nativity Pageant will take place Sunday, December 18. All children are welcome to participate in this retelling of Jesus’ birth.
From 6-9 pm on the first Friday of every month, the nursery is open for parents to drop off their children and enjoy an evening out or just some quiet time by themselves. Fellowship with other couples in the church is usually offered and is completely optional. Newborns to kids 12 years old will enjoy pizza, movies, playing outside, games and fun with their friends. The childcare cost is covered by the church, but we do ask that you bring a few dollars to chip in for the cost of pizza and drinks for the kids.