Ages 3 - Grade 5
Beginning June 9th
Summer Children's Chapel
10:00 am in room 103
Children (ages 3 and up) are invited to experieince the first part of Sunday Worship as we present a lesson from the Sunday readings along with a child-friendly activity. We'll come to the Cathedral at the Peace (entering from the east door). Parents, please sign in each child and help them make a name tag.
During the Program year (starting again the fall):
9:00 am Children’s Chapel (Ages 3 & up) Saint Francis Chapel, 2nd Floor
The Children’s Chapel time includes a lesson with child-friendly homily, confession, prayers, hymns, songs and involvement every step of the way! Parents may drop off children or remain in Chapel. Children's Chapel Service Information >
10:15 am Godly Play (Ages 3 - 3rd Grade)
In Godly Play, we create a safe and beautiful space where children are deeply respected as they see, hear and wonder about stories from the Bible or another part of our Episcopal tradition. Using hands-on materials and “wondering questions” to reflect on the story together, children then choose from a variety of materials—art supplies, building materials, books, etc —to make their own creative responses, and to help make the stories truly their own. Prayers and a feast (snack) round out the session.
• 3-4 year olds: Preschool Godly Play, Room 101
• K-1st Grades: Godly Play Class, Room 103
• 2nd-3rd Grades: Godly Play for Older Kids, Room 107
10:15 am SOWhAT (4th - 5th Grade) Room 204
SOWhAT stands for: Stories, Outreach, Wonder, Arts & Theology. At this age, children can begin to delve more deeply into the meaning of biblical core stories, and to learn ways to respond that are more sophisticated. This year’s class will deeply engage some of the core stories of the Bible, including the second Creation story, Exodus, the Temple, the Exile and the life offered to us through Jesus. Combining authentic art responses with activities designed to help children engage in thinking about the stories and their meaning, this class will also respond to needs in the world with creative service projects. SOWhAT is designed to capture the imagination of this age group-to make them want to come to class, to help them develop skills and to allow for conversation in a community setting. This year’s class will also learn about the Cathedral and some of the fascinating architectural features of Saint John’s and Cathedrals from around the world.
New time! 4:15 - 5:25 pm Godly Play, Room 103
Director of Religious Education, Kim McPherson, will share stories, wonder with the children and invite them to respond to the stories of our tradition through play, art, and other experiences. (Younger children may stay in the nursery, and older children attending choir may be signed in to the nursery in advance by parents who wish to attend yoga classes from 5:30 - 6:45 pm. Choir members will be escorted to rehearsal following class.)
SJC Kids Pledge, Too!
It’s not too late to pledge! Please encourage your child to participate. This is a wonderful way to teach our children the spiritual discipline of giving some of our money to help others. This year’s campaign will go to Episcopal Relief and Development. To learn more: www.er-d.org
. To pledge, just fill out a card at the display outside rooms 101 & 103.
Kacolytes: “Kid Acolytes”
Children and youth (4th-12th grades) can be part of the SJC Kid Acolyte team! For more information, please contact Kim McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join this visible service and experience Holy Eucharist in a brand new way!