The First Sunday of Advent

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Our family craft activity was a joyful beginning to the Advent season! In addition to the tangible nativity set, we see the value of this intergenerational event, where families get to meet other families outside of their own children’s ages. One parent of a preschooler got a chance [...]

Rainbow Prayer Rubric

The Reverend Christine V. Hides We have noticed a particularly joyful worship in Schmidt Chapel these past few weeks! From singing our new and old songs, to sharing communion, to learning a new “prayers of the people," children’s worship has been a time of praise and learning. We are grateful for the 5–6th graders [...]

World Communion Sunday

Greta Connor, Director of Children and Family Ministry Everyone was fed at Christ’s table Sunday in Schmidt Chapel. Approximately 75 children and youth experienced being loved and welcomed. This was our first World Communion Sunday since the pandemic and the first time for many children to share in this holy feast. Pastor [...]

Live Nativity Planning

Journey to Bethlehem It’s not too early to start planning for the Live Nativity on December 4! It is a long-held tradition for third graders to act as angels and shepherds for this lively event. Children and adult volunteers are needed. Please contact Greta Connor if you have questions or would like [...]

Parenting In Faith Series

How do families find joy and peace in the busyness of family life? In response to the end of year survey, Christine Hides will lead two parenting in faith sessions this fall. We will use chapters from The Hopeful Family: Raising Resilient Kids in Uncertain Times, by Amelia Richardson Dress. Copies will be shared [...]

FAQs About Sunday School

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Thanks to all who have registered! If you have not yet, please register all children in 6th grade and younger for Sunday school and Wednesday programs by Friday, September 16. Registration creates a safe, welcoming environment and minimizes the (often long) line for Worship and Family Festival [...]