Elementary Learning Groups (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
We use the Godly Play curriculum and materials for our Elementary learning. Through engaging storytelling, hands on materials, and the opportunity to wonder and reflect, Godly Play nurtures our children’s innate spirituality and provides the space for children
to explore the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. The lessons rooted in Bible stories teach the children Biblical literacy and language in an age-appropriate and engaging way.
For more information on Godly Play, visit the Godly Play Foundation website.
When a child is ready to come forward to the Lord’s table, hold out his/her hands, say “Amen” and receive Holy Communion in a reverent way (no silliness or goofiness that is disrespectful of others at the table), then they and their parents are ready to come to a First Communion Workshop. We will offer these on Sunday afternoons, two times per year. Pastor Marvin and Pastor Tan will teach parents, and the Children’s Ministry Coordinator will teach the children, and they will begin receiving Holy Communion the next time they are in worship.
Milestone Ministries is a way for us to celebrate the promises made in baptism, provide learning opportunities for families, and recommit ourselves as a congregation to nurture one another as the body of Christ as we mark “milestones” in a person’s journey of faith. The first milestone is baptism. Throughout a child’s growing years, we recognize and celebrate new milestones through parent/child classes, small gifts, and observances during worship services. Some of the milestones we recognize include Las Presentaciones (three year old blessing), First Communion, Bible Discovery (3rd grade), Confirmation (middle school), and High School Graduation.