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Children at St. Thomas

At St. Thomas, we know that children are inherently spiritual and that they experience God in ways that are rich and real. Children are a vital part of our church here and now, and we do not regard them as future members of St. Thomas! Although we have many offerings that are specifically for children, children participate with adults in almost everything we do as a church.


Our formation programs steep our children in the rich stories that are their Christian heritage, and invite them to respond in ways that allow them to experience God’s abundant grace and love and to share that love with family, friends and all of God’s creation. There are many opportunities for children to be involved at St. Thomas.

For more information about our Children's programs, contact The Rev. Karen Haig.

Godly Play

Children from age 4 through 2nd grade are welcome to participate in Godly Play, a Montessori-based curriculum designed to immerse children in Bible stories, discover their innately spiritual nature, and foster a sense of wonder. The Godly Play room opens at 9:00 am for a light breakfast and activities, and the Godly Play story time begins at 10:00 am. Children join their families in church for Communion.

For more information about Godly Play, contact Lisalynn Reed, Coordinator for Godly Play.

 

Kids’ Club

Children in 3rd through 5th grades are invited to be a part of Kids’ Club – a fun and energetic group that explores Bible stories through art, cooking, drama, video, science, computer labs and more!  Kid’s Club opens with singing, prayer and a Bible story, and kids work and play together to make meaning of the stories in their own lives. Kids' Club happens from 9:00-10:00 am each Sunday morning. Kids have the choice of joining their families for the entire church service, or working on service projects until 10:50 am when they join their families in church for Communion.

For more information about Godly Play, contact Kathleen Higgins, Coordinator for Kids' Club.

Worship Services

We welcome children of every age to worship in our 8am and 10:30 am worship services. St. Thomas is a very family-friendly church and we invite the whole family to worship together during our services. You will often see children serving in worship as acolytes, readers, or singing in Choristers, our children’s choir.

Childcare

Childcare is offered beginning at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings, during formation classes, worship, and other adult activities. Our childcare providers are screened and trained and have a wonderful rapport with the children. Pagers are provided so parents are always in touch and able to enjoy themselves knowing that their children are being well cared for.