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 our 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! Email Rachel Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our private Facebook page!
Sunday School classes are offered for children Pre-K through 5th grade. The Sunday School time is 9:15-10:15 am. We have a class for Pre-K, 1st-2nd Grade, and 3rd-5th Grade (see below for more details). To drop off your kids, head to the Children’s Education Wing on the North side of the building.
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. The Godly Play program is open to children in Pre-Kindergarten through second grade. Two classes are offered during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15 am): Godly Play One (Pre-K, Room 202) and Godly Play Two (K-2, Room 203) . Come join us!
We offer a fun new curriculum this fall for our Tweens in grades 3-5 called “Deep Blue Kids.” They will meet some new characters in the fun videos and have some lively discussions and projects related to the Bible Story that day. Class begins at 9:15 am in Room 105 on the bottom floor of the Christian Education Wing.
Tween Youth Group meets twice a month for fun, formation, and fellowship. Activities range from movies to Bible lessons, service projects to special outings.
We offer Children’s Church and Jr. Children’s Church in the fall and spring during the 10:30 am, and in the summer during the 10:00 am service. 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 from worship to Children’s Church. We value your child’s comfort and safety.
From 6:00-9:00 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. To RSVP for Date Night, email email@example.com.
For more information about any of our children’s programs, e-mail Rachel Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.