Children's Formation

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Children's Formation

Our entire ministry with children, youth, and adults is focused on the following: what does my faith mean in my everyday life? Where is God calling me outside of the walls of the church? Where do I see God in the world around me? We strive to create a fun, safe place to learn and grow in one’s faith and understanding of scripture, traditions, and beliefs of the church, as well as a space for inquiry and creativity. Our teachers and leaders don’t have all the answers – in fact, we all learn and grow from worshiping, singing, playing, and being together.

If you have questions about Children's Formation, please contact the Children's Minister.

Sunday School

Classes meet during the school year, September through early June. Preschool-5th Grade gather at 10 a.m. in the Education Building on Sundays, lessons begin at 10:15 a.m.

Take a look at our Sunday School calendar.

Download the Children's Ministry brochure.

Preschool through Pre-K
Children explore stories from the Bible, guided by a curriculum focused on familiarizing children with names, places, and events of the Bible. They also engage in arts and crafts as well as music.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
The Godly Play approach helps children explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Gifted storytellers guide children through sensory experiences of Bible stories, church tradition, and spiritual practices. 

3rd - 5th Grade 
Confidently equipped with knowledge of the Bible, kids take a mature step into their own Bible Study. During class, children enjoy a welcoming activity and prayer. They explore a story together in their Bibles. They will experience creative activities that integrate Bible learning with everyday life and faith beyond the walls of St. Bart’s.

Pomerado Aug 2014

Helping others is a priority in Sunday School. Children visit and sing to elderly residents at Pomerado Manor. We love to support our Vida Joven sponsor child, Daniel, who was living on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico until he found a loving home at Vida Joven. The children enjoy hearing what 5-year-old Daniel gets up to while learning to think of others on a regular basis.

Nursery Care

Newborns-3 years old
8:45-11:30 a.m. in the Education Building, 1st floor

Our nursery staff are professional preschool teachers who have passed a background check and completed child safety training.

Communion Class

In the spring of each year, we offer a communion recognition class for 2nd graders and above to teach them the history and traditions of our church and why we receive communion.

Choristers 

Junior Choir (ages 7-12)
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Sundays 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

choristers

Junior Choir introduces the basics of choral singing and music theory. The commitment to this choir includes weekly rehearsals, completing weekly theory assignments and rehearsing the assigned practice homework. A light snack is provided.

Intermediate Choir (ages 13-18)
Reharsals: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Sundays 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Children in the Intermediate choir commit to rehearsing weekly, more advanced musicianship, completing weekly theory assignments, and preparing practice material throughout the week. The intermediate choir members are also invited to sing at the parish choir rehearsals Thursdays 7-9 p.m. A light snack is provided.

Contact John-Luke Addison for more information.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun-filled week of games, crafts, snacks, and, of course, Bible lessons. We connect God's love to every activity, so children experience God in creative ways. VBS is for children age 2-5th grade. Volunteers, 6th grade to adults, are needed to decorate prior to VBS and lead groups during the week. Vacation Bible School in 2020 will be held June 22-26.