Click here to register for VBS 2017 (July 17-21). Open to 3 year olds (by 9/30) to rising 4th graders

KAMP registration is open! For rising 5th and 6th graders

Click here to register for KAMP (July 17-21). Open to rising 5th and 6th graders

 Children’s Ministries Mission is to nurture children in their faith in Christ.

We do this by…

• Providing meaningful opportunities for children and their families to grow in relationship to Christ and one another

• Empowering children to share their faith in their daily lives of love and service to others

• Bringing Christ’s love and the love of St. Matthew’s to children in need

Sunday Mornings

Nursery (Sundays: 8:15AM – 12:30PM)

For children birth to 3 years old.  Our nursery is available from 8:15AM – 12:30PM on Sunday mornings.  The nursery team cares for the children in a safe and loving environment.  Text messages allow parents to be contacted as needed.

Sunday School (Sundays: 9:45AM)

Deep Blue Promo FINAL PSDFor children 18 months to 6th grade.  Deep Blue a weekly adventure through the Bible!  With Deep Blue, children will make Bible stories, Bible people, and Bible passages a part of their lives.  They will also come to know the Bible as their book and find ways to let the Bible speak to them today.  Deep Blue incorporates Bible stories, science activities, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games into a lived-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus today!

Children’s Worship (Sundays: 11:15AM)

For children 4 years old – 2nd Grade.  Children are invited to a unique worship experience.  Children’s Worship meets in room 109 immediately following children’s time at the 11:15AM worship service.  A children’s worship leader will escort children from the sanctuary to their classroom.  Children’s Worship is a program that includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games all combined living-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus today.

 

Monday Afternoons

Mondays, 4:30PM – 6:45PM

Each Monday children in K to 6th Grade have the opportunity to participate in our many vocal and handbell choirs as well as our Faith Enrichment classes.

During Faith Enrichment classes children learn about the traditions and celebrations of the Christian year through hands on activities, mission projects, games and crafts. 

Grades K-2

4:30 – 5:15PM: Wesley Choir

5:15 – 6:00PM: Faith Enrichment

6:00 – 6:45PM: Childcare

Grades 3-4

4:30 – 5:15PM: Faith Enrichment

5:15 – 6:00PM: Altar Choir

6:00 – 6:45PM: Praise Ringers

Grades 5-6

4:30 – 5:15PM: Faith Enrichment

5:15 – 6:00PM: Altar Choir

6:00 – 6:45PM: Chancel Ringers

To find out more about our children’s music opportunities, please visit our Music Ministries page.

Other Activities

Club 56 (One Sunday a Month)

Our youth group for 5th & 6th graders that meets monthly for service projects and fellowship activities. In addition to monthly activities children participate in a spring overnight retreat. Club 56 Permission Form    Club 56 Schedule of Events

Vacation Bible School (Summer Program)
July 17-21, 2017

Children 4 years old – 4th grade. VBS takes children on a week-long themed adventure filled with excitement and fun. Children explore their faith by participating in activities such as Bible stories, music, skits, missions, science experiments, games and snacks.

Kids & Mission Projects (Summer Program)
July 17-21, 2017

5th and 6th grade. KAMP is a program for the 5th and 6th graders that coincides with VBS. KAMP kids participate in daily mission and service projects in the community.

Milestone Events

Another way we partner with parents is by offering special milestone events to help parents engage their children in important steps on their faith journey. At these events we celebrate with children and provide resource for families to engage in faith development at home. Milestone events include…

  • Baptism
  • Presentation of 3rd Grade Bibles
  • 6th Grade Moving On Up Event

Family Ministry Events

St. Matthew’s recognizes the importance of families in the development and nurture of faith. To help families grow in faith together we offer monthly family events as well as special    Preschool only events throughout the year such as…

  • Fall Kick Off
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Advent Celebration
  • Bring Your Own Wheels
  • Parent’s Night Out
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt

St. Matthew’s Director of Children’s Ministry:
Carrie Schwab
703-978-3500 x234 or CSchwab@StMatthewsUMC.org