Children and Youth

Christ Church views children as vital to the existence and growth of the church. As a result, a vibrant Christian Education program is available for all school age children through grade twelve. Children who are new to the church, as well as visitors, are always welcome. Classes meet immediately following the 10am service and conclude at 12:15pm.

The program uses curriculum called Weaving God’s Promises. These materials mirror the lectionary (the readings used by the adults during the service).  As a benefit, the children learn about the same lessons that are being read during the service providing an excellent opportunity for parent–child interaction at home. The children separate into age appropriate groups where greater emphasis is placed on the lessons of the day as well as the church season and calendar. A variety of methods are used to teach our children including: storytelling, demonstrations, question and answer, drawing, painting, posters, crafts, Bible study, handouts, spoken and written prayers, poems, stories and parables, Bible paraphrase, singing, skits, puppets, role play, Bible quizzes, and games.

Throughout the year, parents and children can expect to be invited to participate in several Christian Education events including the Christmas and Easter Pageants (there is always a part for everyone!), the Easter Egg Hunt, and community service activities.

At Christ Church, the children are an essential part of our community of faith and are welcomed warmly in the church service. “Busy Bags” filled with books, crayons, and activity sheets are provided for children who may need a little help focusing. A fully staffed nursery is available, as well as a cry room in the rear of the sanctuary.

Beginning at age 8, children may be eligible to serve as acolytes during worship services. Beginning at age 5, children may be eligible to serve as Junior Ushers.  Click here for more information on becoming an Acolyte, Junior Usher, and other volunteer opportunities.

Adult volunteers are always welcome to join the Christian Education team. Volunteers can serve as teachers, assistants, craft leaders, chaperones, or simply offer to provide a snack. Contact Amy Shumoski, Director of Children & Youth Ministries, at with questions about our Christian Education program, or to discuss how you can get involved.

Youth Education (LOGOS): 

The LOGOS youth group for middle and high school youth meets each Sunday during the school year after the 10:00 service.  The LOGOS session is from 11:30 to 12:30 and includes Bible study, Chimes, Activities and Lunch. Guests are invited to attend as well.  The leaders help to bring the stories and lessons of the Bible to life, in ways that are relevant to the lives of the students. 
Throughout the year, there are chime choir performances, outings, fundraisers, days of service, an overnight lock-in at the church, and a year-end day trip. Adult volunteers are always welcome to participate.  
Click here for the LOGOS Calendar.

Church School 

Church School offers Christian education to children 3 years old through 5th grade. The children meet after the 10 AM service, and classes are dismissed at 12:15 pm.  We have three classes:  Preschool – Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, and 4th & 5th grade.  Each class has two or more teachers.

The two younger classes use a Godly Play curriculum.  Godly Play is a Montessori based program that was developed as a means for children to know God using age appropriate language and materials. Godly Play creates a sacred space in which to present the stories of our faith, to wonder about them, and to allow the children open-ended opportunities to enter the story on their own terms either by using the story telling materials, or using art supplies.  It is play, and it is Godly.

The 4th-5thgrade class uses a traditional curriculum called “Living the Good News.”  The curriculum is based on the Revised Common Lectionary, and lessons are centered on the Gospel reading for the week.

Throughout the year, additional programs are included for the children. These programs include the annual Christmas pageant, "burying of the Alleluia," and A “Children’s Walk Through Holy Week.”

We emphasize the importance ofoutreach to the children through special programs including making hot mealsand breakfast bags for the Aid for Friends program.

Acolytes and Junior Ushers

Beginning at age 8, children may be eligible to serve as acolytes during worship services. Beginning at age 5, children may be eligible to serve as Junior Ushers.  Click here for more information on becoming an Acolyte, Junior Usher and other volunteer opportunites.