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For Children and Youth

Father Bill gathers the children at the beginning of worship

Our Priest-in-Charge begins every Sunday 10:00 am worship with a short lesson for our children before they go to Sunday School. During Lent the children are bringing paper triangles to place on the Lenten Tree of Fasting and Feasting. Father Bill shares how the children have been living a lenten discipline suitable to their age. Often all are struck by the sense that the little children shall lead us.

Sunday Morning Children's Schedule

Church School classes are in session now. Register your children in person any Sunday, or register online at any time.

Godly Play (preschool - 1st grade)

Godly Play is a Montessori-based way of Christian formation. We play with the language of God and of God’s people – sacred stories, parables, liturgical action and silence. Through this powerful language, our own wondering together, and through the community of children gathered to play, we receive the deepest invitation of all – an invitation to come and play with God.

Church School: Holy Moly (grades 2, 3, 4)

Holy Moly is a 2-year Sunday school curriculum for children using animated videos of Bible stories from the Old Testament & New Testament.

Upper Church School: Spark Activate Faith (grades 5 & 6)

This is the third year we are using this curriculum. Over a two year cycle the children will be working with 80 key Old Testament stories in the fall and the New Testament stories in the winter and spring. They will begin to understand the structure of the Bible and be able to navigate through it to find the stories they already know or find the new ones that they want to explore. They will begin to interpret the stories and discover ways to apply the text to their own lives.

Youth Group (7th grade & up)

Youth group meets every other Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Youth Lounge. The program is meant for those in 7th grade and older. We will focus on how teens are called to do Christ's work here in Monmouth County and beyond. Service projects will be an integral part of our fellowship.

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