We are in ministry with children – learning, discovering, worshiping, serving and growing together in our understanding of what it means to be a disciple.
“Children are a gift from the Lord” Psalm 127:3
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
The video for this week is Episode 6. Palm Sunday
If Jesus entered our town today…Hmmm…. What would that be like?
If Jesus was being welcomed as the new leader, would he still ride in on a donkey? Or would it be a motorcycle? Bicycle? Uber? Would people wave palm branches or flags? Carry signs? Wear shirts with a picture of Jesus on it? Draw a picture of the modern version of Jesus entering the city. Then tell the story as a modern tale of Jesus on Palm Sunday.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, people lined the road and waved palm branches and shouted, “Hosanna!” They were so happy that Jesus had come.
Make a Hosanna Banner to celebrate Palm Sunday. Use any kind of paper and markers or paint. Write the word Hosanna on the paper and then decorate with natural materials…leaves, sticks, or other art materials. Have children parade through the house or the neighborhood shouting, “Hosanna! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”
ST. LUKE’S BEDTIME STORIES
WORSHIP ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Sunday Programming for Infant to 4th Grade
Sunday School: There is programming for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There is Worship Enrichment for elementary aged children at 11:00. Children join parents in Traditional or Contemporary worship services, and leave with Children’s Ministries staff for their own age-appropriate sermon. Our children will be following the scope and sequence from the Deep Blue curriculum for the Sunday School year. Please check in at a kiosk each Sunday before going to your child’s classroom. If you are not in the database for on line check in, stop by the Welcome Window in Building B for more information.
Photo Release Form: St Luke’s Photo and Video Release Form
“Merge” 5th & 6th Grade Sunday Programming
Merge is overseen by our Middle School Youth Ministries designed specifically for 5th and 6th graders to grow faithfully in fellowship with one another, to become spiritually grounded in order to face the turbulent years ahead, and to move from hearing the Word of God to living the Word of God. It serves as the crossover between Children’s Ministries to Youth Ministries.
We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Youth Center. No registration required.
Sunday Programming ~Special Needs
At St. Luke’s UMC we want to share God’s love with everyone reaching each child in a way they can learn best. All children are welcome at St. Luke’s UMC. If your child has a special need, please contact Director of Children Ministries, Janet Chambers at 407.876.4991, ext. *308. We would like to accommodate your child in the best way possible.
St. Luke’s U for Children!
On Wednesday afternoons during the school year from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m there will be collaborative fun with Worship, Arts, Choir and Spiritual Formation. 1st through 5th graders can start their rotations on the second floor of building B and the Surf Shack.
Children will have the opportunity to connect and care for each other through small groups. Groups will rotate so children have the opportunity to connect with each other and learn about decision making and problem-solving skills through everyday topics.
Sign-in will be in Gym of Building C starting at 6:15 p.m. Pick up will be in the Surf Shack, Building A Room A201 at 8:30 p.m.
For infants and preschoolers – Child Enrichment is offered in Building A Room 110. Please make reservations for childcare.
Children’s Worship Bags are available for our Traditional Services and can be found on the coat tree as you enter the Sanctuary. The Worship Bags are labeled for Early Elementary and Upper Elementary age children. In each bag are age-appropriate children’s books, sketch pads and colored pencils, and other fun items. Please help us to continue to provide this helpful resource for each worship service by making sure that all items, with the exception of coloring/activity sheets your child may have used, are returned nicely to the bag at the end of the service and placed back on the coat tree when leaving.
Moms Connection Cluster Group
Moms Connection is a place where mothers can come and experience:
- authentic community & support
- personal growth
- practical help
- spiritual hope