Many things have changed dramatically since the outbreak of COVID-19, but one thing is still the same— at City of Light we are just as committed to raising and discipling children into finding a new day in Jesus, a new home in his church, and a new heart for their neighbors and neighborhoods.
Here's what that looks like while we can't gather in person:
Join us every Sunday at 10am for our livestreamed service with elements directly aimed for children.livestream
All children 3rd-5th grade are welcome to join our inductive Bible Study which meets Tuesdays at 2pm via Zoom. Contact Grace Kircher for more details.Join Bible Study
All youth 6th-12th grade are welcome to join the student small group led by Father Trevor and Grace Kircher. This group meets at 7pm on Wednesdays via Zoom.Join Student Group
Children finding a new day in Jesus, a new home in the Church, and new heart for their neighbors and neighborhood.
Raising children in the church is disciple-making. Jesus invites children to come and know him and says that they teach us how to follow him by faith. This is why we’re committed to a process that teaches our children both through our children’s ministry City Kids and through coming to the Communion table to celebrate together as families and as the family of God.
In City Kids, children and shepherds encounter Jesus through Scripture, stories, creative play, songs, and prayer.
You are always welcome to keep your baby or children with you throughout the service. In the back of the gym, we have a comfortable chair for nursing moms and a bouncy seats for a newborn - toddler age children.
If you want to know more about our City Kids ministry, contact Grace Kircher at firstname.lastname@example.org
In City Kids , children and teaches encounter Jesus through play, liturgical practices, reading Scripture and stories, prayer, and activities that help the kids respond to the story and prepare them to share this story with others. They use a prayer card to guide them through these practices.
You can download a copy of the prayer card to use in your family devotions here.
Our City Kids Team serves to help our City kids find a new day in Jesus, a new home in the Church, and a new heart for our neighborhood.
Opportunities to serve in City Kids include:
Nursery Shepherds: worship and play with our babies and toddlers
Teaching Shepherd: lead and teach in the worship rooms
Helping Shepherd: lead and assist the teaching shepherd in the worship rooms
Check-in Coordinator: welcome kids and families as they arrive and check-in to City Kids
At City of Light, our children's safety is a priority because we want to maintain the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our children. The adults and youth working with children are required to complete a Child Protection Process in order to help maintain this safe environment. Read our Child Protection Policy by clicking here.
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