The Faith Factory program has classes for children from pre-school (about age four) through 5th grade. Sunday School classes coincide with the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 worship services. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to their classroom in the Parish Hall at the beginning of each service. There are separate classes for Pre-K, K, and 1st, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade through 5th grade aged children. The teachings follow the revised lectionary to focus on learning Bible stories through arts and crafts, songs, and group activities. The teachers bring the children to re-join their parents during the announcements portion of the worship service.
Children’s Chapel (Pre-K through 5th grade) is held during the Saturday night 5:00 p.m. service. This program has a varied curriculum which typically mirrors the bible readings for that Sunday.
Nursery Care is provided on Saturday night 5:00 pm service, during all three Sunday services (8:00, 9:30 and 11:00) for children up to about three years old. Two regular nursery attendants, assisted by parent volunteers, maintain a clean and caring environment for infants and toddlers.
Summer Programs are offered during the summer and include a variety of programs for children of all ages. Mission Possible is a week of service and fun-filled local field trips typically held in June. Vacation Bible School is typically held in July with the elementary-aged kids participating in the program and the older kids volunteering as leaders.
In addition to our Sunday Morning program, we also offer many great events throughout the year for children and families like Children's Wellness Day, movie nights, parenting talks, a costume parade, and many other terrific activities.
St. Matthew's Children's Choir, "Cherubim Choir", will begin rehearsals on Sunday, September 11, 12:45-2:00. Rehearsals will be held weekly, and the singers will lead worship at the 11:00 service generally on the fourth Sunday of each month. If you have a child who can read (words) and enjoys singing, contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-834-0601.