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Children’s Sunday School
Every Sunday from 10:10 – 10:50am (between the 9am and 11am services) we offer formation for ALL ages. Children 2 years old and under are welcome to our nursery, and children Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to Sunday School in the Christian Education wing. Classes are separated by age, but all the children are learning the same stories from Scripture – this Fall, we are learning about the life of the Early Church before transitioning to the book of Exodus. Parents must sign their children IN and OUT from Sunday School!
Every Sunday, children Pre-K through 2nd grade are invited to join Rev. Hope Benko, Family Minister Lizzie, and Brenda Simms in Children’s Chapel during the Liturgy of the Word. While the grown-ups and older children hear the sermon, our kids hear the Scripture lesson of the day in a child-friendly format, accompanied by a storybook that thematically connects with the Scripture lesson. We all sing together, learning the Sanctus sung in each service and other children’s classics like “Jesus Loves Me.” We conclude with a prayer, using the “Five Finger Prayer” by Pope Francis and a children’s creed, before rejoining the rest of the congregation during the Passing of the Peace.
Other Family Ministry Offerings
We regularly gather to break bread with one another in fellowship and fun. So much of the world demands our time, and we choose to pause monthly and be together with our families – both those with whom we share a home and those whom we belong to as family in Christ. Who counts as family? You do! All of us are family to each other in God’s eyes! For the fall, we are gathering once a month for an “Out and About in Austin” – meeting at local restaurants and fun spots for a night out!
Fall 2018 Out & About in Austin:
All events are 6:15-8pm
September 21st at Ski Shores
October 5st at Central Market on N. Lamar
November 3rd at Hat Creek
December 15th at Zilker Park @ Austin Trail of Lights — meet at 5:30 PM at the church to carpool
Questions? Want to get involved? Reach out to Family Minister, Lizzie McManus — firstname.lastname@example.org.