City Kids

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 teachers encounter Jesus through Scripture, stories, creative play, songs, and prayer. 

  1. Check-in children ages infant - 5th grade at the beginning of the service (starting at 9:50am) at the check-in table in the hallway outside the gym
  2. Children worship in three different classrooms for the first half of the service: Nursery (Newborns - age 3), Early Elementary (PreK - First Grade), and Upper Elementary (Second Grade - Fifth Grade). 
  3. At the offertory, parents/guardians pick up their children for the second half of the to celebrate Communion together as a family.

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 seat for a newborn - toddler age child. In the Nursery (Classroom 107B), there is a diaper changing area and another bouncy seat.  

If you want to know more about our City Kids ministry, contact our City Kids leader, Rachel Wassink at rachel@cityoflightanglican.org. 



City Kids Team

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
Elementary Teaching Shepherd: lead and teach in the early or upper elementary classrooms
Elementary Helping Shepherd: lead and assist the teacher in the early or upper elementary classrooms
Check-in Coordinator: welcome kids and families as they arrive and check-in to City Kids

Join the City Kids Team!

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

In City Kids , children and teaches encounter Jesus through play activities, liturgical practices, hearing 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.

  • We will include singing worship songs together each week. Check out the public Spotify playlist “City of Light Anglican Church: City Kids” to hear songs we’re singing.
  • Bible Stories: time for hearing God’s Word and Bible stories written for kids, such as stories from the Jesus Storybook Bible and other curriculum.
  • Liturgical Practices: Lighting a Christ Candle, praying together for what is on their hearts, saying aloud prayers together, such as “The Lord Be With you; And also with you.”
  • Responding to the Story: After hearing the story, the kids will spend time in conversation wondering together, asking questions that help them explore the story. Then there will be time to continue engaging the story through activities like partnering up to re-tell it, acting it out as a group, or responding alone through creating something.

You can download a copy of the prayer card to use in your family devotions here.

SUMMER PSALM SERIES

We are currently in a series studying the Psalms. Follow along with us as we we pray the Psalms together. 

June 18: Psalm 95
June 25: Psalm 108
July 2: Psalm 18
July 9: Psalm 19
July 16: Family Service 
July 23: Psalm 84
July 30: Psalm 67
August 6: Psalm 22
August 13: Psalm 96
August 20: Psalm 32
August 27: Psalm 1
September 4: Psalm 5

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

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

BAPTISM

We welcome infants and children into the family of God in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  If you want to know more about Baptism, click below. 

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