Children's Ministry

Saint Stephen’s offers Sunday morning Christian formation programs for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Classes meet from 10:10 - 11 am. Registration for 2018-2019 is online. Use this form to register.

For specific questions please contact our Director of Children's Ministry, Jennifer Jones at jennifer@ssechurch.org

 
 
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Two & Three Year Old Class, Room 124 in the Nursery:

Two and three year olds will learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories, songs, art and play. 


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4K and Kindergarten, Room 40 in Carpenter Hall:

This class uses the Godly Play approach to explore faith.  Godly Play is based on Montessori principles and uses both wonder and play to enhance a child's spiritual experience. Your children will become more fully aware of the mystery of God's presence in their lives.


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1st-4th Grades, see Rotation Chart in Carpenter Hall Lobby for room assignment each week:    

First through fourth graders will explore the Bible and their relationship with God by rotating through hands-on learning stations. Learning stations include: art, Bible games, Godly Play, cooking and theater. 


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5th & 6th Grades, Room 53 in Carpenter Hall:

Fifth and sixth graders will revisit the Bible's greatest stories, investigate major biblical themes and discover how the Bible relates to their own lives. This class uses a Bible-centered curriculum developed especially for this age group to get to know God and each other better. Every fifth and sixth grader will receive a Bible to use on Sunday mornings and keep as their own. 


In addition to Sundays, Children gather for music and play...

 
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Children's and Youth Music Ministry

Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Children in 4K preschool through 12th grade are invited to join our choirs. Choirs rehearse September through May.

Children's Choir              (4K-1stgrade) rehearses Wednesdays 5:00-5:25
Junior Choir                    (2nd - 6th grades) rehearses Wednesdays 5:30-6:00
Junior Handbells           (advanced ringers) rehearse Wednesdays 6:00-6:30
Rainbow Bells                 (beginning ringers) rehearse Wednesdays 6:30-6:55
Youth Choir/Handbells (7th-12th grades) rehearses Sundays 12:15-12:45

Our Choirs sing or ring once a month during the school year.   Children's Celebration Sunday, Christmas Eve, Easter, and Mother's Day are always on our schedule.

The Junior and Youth Choir will join the Adult Choir in presenting The Service of Lessons and Carols in December and may sing with the Adult Choir on other occasions as well. The Junior and Youth Choirs serve as worship leaders for the 4:00 Christmas Eve Eucharist. They may also be asked to sing Offertory Anthems and lead the worship music for the morning services throughout the year.

New members are welcome to join our vocal choirs at any time. Please Contact Whitney Page  for more information.


 
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6:30-7:00 Wednesday night activities & programs for children ages infant to Grade 6

 

Join us for dinner from 5:45-6:30pm in the parish hall followed by an intergenerational or family activity until 7:00pm. Club 56 for fifth and sixth graders often meets in the Club 56 room in Carpenter Hall for their own special activity after dinner.  Nursery with childcare and activities for babies through age 3 is available during the program.

For more information about our programs for children please contact Jennifer Jones.