"Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs."
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The Our Saviour's nursery is provided during our 9:00 and 10:30 am worship services for children from infancy until they are eligible for enrollment in Sunday School (which is age 3 by September 1st of any given year).
Children from ages 6 months through Pre-K with a parent, meet every other week at church for Mom & Tot Music Time at 10:00 am. We spend our time singing, dancing, doing rhythmic activities, and reading stories to get the kids moving in a fun way.
Sunday School is held each Sunday from September through May during the 9:00 and 10:30 am worship services. Children, 3 year olds through fifth graders, gather together for the Bible lesson, then rotate out into sessions of music, crafts, science, movies, or food that reinforces the Biblical lesson of the day.
Our Saviour’s offers an exciting week of Vacation Bible School, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon during one week in July. Children age 3 (must be toilet trained) through 5th grade participate in Bible stories, skits, crafts, outdoor games, indoor games, and the ever-popular themed-snack. Teens are VBS helpers. Parents are volunteers. Everyone gets involved and enjoys a special worship event celebrating the week's fun and Bible-based lessons.
VBS will be mornings 9 am to noon, July 15-19, 2013.
The A.C.E. children's choirs meet on Wednesday evenings for dinner then rehearsal. All children's choirs perform in worship services about once a month.
Our Saviour’s has choirs for all ages:
1) The Joyful Sound Choir is for preschool children.
2) The Rejoice! Choir is for Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd Graders.
3) The King's Carolers Choir is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders.
For more information please see Children's Musical Opportunities.
A group of children rehearse on Wednesday evenings for dramatic skits which they present to their fellow Sunday School students on several Sundays throughout the school year.
Follow the Star is our annual Christmas play that is performed by the children and youth of Our Saviour's. Third through eighth graders are encouraged to participate. There are more than 20 speaking parts available. The "Follow the Star" performance is given in December.
This is a program for kids who are kindergarten age through 2nd grade. We use a "Veggie Tales" curriculum that features movies, activities, and games to reinforce core-value lessons. This group meets the third Friday of each month 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Jr. S.A.L.T. (Service and Learning Team) is a service project program for 3rd through 5th grade children. This group completes monthly service projects by assisting people in need. Participants experience important life skills like being responsible and organized, taking a leadership role, and sharing a caring spirit.
Children in 3rd grade are invited to participate in the preparation for their First Communion. A special 3-hour class is required, as well as participation in the Seder Dinner. Children and their families create their own banner to commemorate the occasion. First Communion is offered in April and May during the worship services.