Children’s Ministries

Children’s Chapel Online

Our Online Children’s Chapel is our primary formation opportunity for Fall 2020. We hope this offering provides a way to bring Bible stories to life and worship into your home.

We created Worship Kits that are referenced in the videos. They contain items that help set the stage for learning, including The Sunday Paper. The Sunday Paper is a great resource to explore the week’s reading for your children and even has a parent guide on the back. We send out copies of the Sunday Paper periodically to keep the kids up to date with the lessons. In addition to the Sunday paper, there are copies of prayers we say, a liturgical wheel guide, and books of the Bible guide.

Our storytellers use the Spark Story Bible, published by Sparkhouse, to tell most of the stories shared. Follow this link to order one for your own home.

If you would like to get a Worship Kit they are available in our church office or you can contact Amelia McDaniel to arrange for a delivery.

Playlist of Children’s Chapel Videos on YouTube

 

Additional Resources:

If you’d like to check out more resources to do at home, you can download, watch, or print them below:

 

St. Mary’s Storytime

Do your kids enjoy being read to and love a wonderful story? St. Mary’s is excited to offer a new component to Children’s Formation this summer – St. Mary’s Storytime! In addition to weekly Children’s Chapel, we are offering Storytime each week! A different storyteller will share brief part of the Old Testament, Psalms, Epistle or the Gospel story from the previous Sunday’s readings. Then they will read a wonderful illustrated children’s book and talk about how the stories and their themes relate.

In addition, Denise Bennett, our summer intern, is a professional storyteller and has included some of her favorite stories to share with our kids. We are so grateful for her incredible gift!

St. Mary’s Storytime Stories:

Check out all the stories relating to recent Bible lessons shared by some of our favorite storytellers, follow the links below

 

Register Your Child in our Program!

Even though we are not meeting in person, please take a moment to go online and fill out a registration form for your child(ren). This information helps us so much to stay connected and up-to-date with your family. And it helps us have updated and accurate information, especially birth dates! We would love to share pictures of those celebrating birthdays that week at Online Children’s Chapel. We don’t want to miss a single one!

Register your child for Children’s Ministry

 

Children’s Ministry Committee

The Children’s Ministries Committee works to support the children, parents and all those who work with the children of St. Mary’s. This committee meets regularly to plan the events and programs that are offered to our children and families. Members serve in two year rotations and focus on one area of our ministry for that term. If you are interested in serving on the committee please contact Amelia McDaniel.

Clara Laing, Chair

Sam Bruce
Kristen Burden
Meredith Flippen
Claire Hahn
Kathy Heiber
Ellen Hewit
Sarah Hogeboom
Lauren Langley
Anne McCoy
Mary Beth O’Hara
Patricia Plaisted
Melissa Reis
Beth Ann Romeo
Liz Williams
Stephanie Williams