On September 12th, we kick off our Fall programming with Rally Day!
Join us between services at 10:00 am for a Faith Formation Hour open house to learn about all that St. Martin’s children’s ministries have to offer.
St. Martin’s welcomes all children, infants through high school, in all aspects of the church’s life.
We especially understand the importance and value of having children in worship with us and have created new programs to help families feel comfortable and supported during our services. The “Prayground” in the Sanctuary offers a fun space for children to enjoy quiet play during worship. A second quiet play area is available in the Narthex, and the Family Room (formerly the Nursery) is available for families with children to use during worship services, which will be streamed on a monitor. We encourage you to utilize these areas with your children and enjoy worshipping God together.
St. Martin’s also recognizes the family is the foundation of faith formation for our children. A new program called Faith-filled Families will be a support group and resource for implementing faith building moments in everyday life.
Children and Family Home Worship-click here
God loves you and takes care of you, the Holy Spirit lives within you, and is with you forever. This is the message that is shared at Sunday School. Children and Family Home Worship page provides resources for families to extend this message in your home. This is a fluid resource and will be updated regularly.
Sunday School Classes- 10:00-10:50 AM
Wee Worship for the 2yr-4r olds.
This class will be in the newly named, Family Room across from the parlor. Parents are invited to meet in the parlor during Sunday School for Faith-filled Families discussion and fellowship.
Godly Play for Kindergarten- 2nd grade –
Godly Play offers a creative, child-honoring way of entering into and experiencing the biblical story. In Godly Play, children play with the language of God and God’s People and listen to sacred stories and parables. Godly Play meets on the 3rd floor, RM. 325 Storytellers are Margret Felger and Jackie Chuter.
JAM for 3rd-5th Grade-
The third through fifth grade class use the Spark Lectionary Curriculum The lessons connect with the messages heard in the worship service. Children engage with the message with activities, interactive games, and creative crafts. JAM meets on the 3rd floor in Rm. 313 Guides for this class are Linda Zander and Tim Fackler.
3rd –5th grades also participate in JAM! (Jesus and Me). This social and service group gathers once a month for activities.