Wednesdays @ Christ Church
Starting September 16th, we’ll do a VBS-style event. We’ll be socially distant in our church yard. We’ll play games, hear a story, do some crafts, make some music with ukuleles, and wear our masks. Register here. Email Meg for more information.
Birth to 5th Grade
At Christ Church it is our vision to be a church that loves the way God loves. We teach our children to live out that vision as well.
Contact Meg Jones, Director of Christian Formation
3 – 2nd grade
They meet on the first floor next to the nursery.
Godly Play is a Montessori Based curriculum for children. It includes telling a story from the Bible. The children wonder what is the most important part, or least important part of the story. The “play” is where the children get to reflect back on the story. This can be done through art, reading, or working with other stories. Godly Play concludes with a “feast” of an allergy friendly snack and a prayer.
Building Faith Brick by Brick
They meet on the first floor next to the vesting room.
This curriculum uses legos to help recreate stories from the Bible. Each week they’ll hear a story related to the gospel and they’ll put their own spin on it. There is a lot of imagination going on in this room. Be sure to swing by after class to see what they made.
Birth through age 3
*Summer hours 9:30-11:30am
Pathways of Discipleship (POD)
For our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders we meet once a month to play games and share our faith. We meet from 4:30-6 in the youth room on the second floor. There are normally snacks provided.
The next POD will be in the Fall.
Christ Church has one T-ball team (The Apostles) through the New Bern Sunday School League. You can sign up here for the spring league. We will play in early April.
Serving in Worship
The Acolyte Guild at Christ Church has a long rich history of service and of learning. Most importantly, our acolytes play a vital role in helping ensure that our worship services run smoothly.
Click here to learn more about children’s choirs at Christ Church.
By playing an active role in worship services, our youth learn how we celebrate our faith throughout the liturgical year. By serving at baptisms, confirmation, weddings and funerals, they learn how we care for the faithful through our Christian sacraments. In the process, they learn both responsibility and leadership skills that help prepare them for the roles they will play as leaders of the church in adulthood.
Gospel & Prayers
During the Summer, we take a break from Sunday School and invite the children to join us in the library during the Sermon for a hands-on application of the Gospel reading and time for prayers.
Vacation Bible School 2020-bumped to 2021
In 2020, we’re recommending movies and discussion questions. We’ll also mail coloring pages and craft ideas. To suggest a movie or get things mailed, just email Meg. You can listen to some cool songs here.
Vacation Bible School will be June 7th-11th, 2021. Save the Date! Registration opens in March 2021 for children 3-rising 5th grade. Contact Meg Jones for more details.
Camp Trinity is the Episcopal Camp of the Diocese of East Carolina. Many members of our parish have not only attended camp as campers there, but have also worked on staff. There are week long sessions available for rising 3rd-12th graders and a starter camp for 2nd-4th graders. There are scholarships available. To learn more about Camp Trinity, Click here.
Other programs sponsored by Children’s Ministries:
Easter Egg Hunt
Lenten Children’s Series
Parent’s Night Out