Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Page!
Backpack Connection is a weekly after school ministry where children can come for snacks, games, crafts, bible stories, projects, activities, and homework time. All are welcome!
Some of the basics: Backpack is open to 1st-5th Grade Students throughout Salina. Transportation is provided from Grace Stewart and Coronado elementary schools. The program runs on Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:15pm in October-April. Contact Tammy Dees (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
January – Presentation of Bibles for the third graders!
August – Sunday School Fall Kick Off!
September – Giving of 3 year old Storybook Bibles
December – Children’s Christmas Pageant
Cast List 2023: The Surprising Christmas Pageant
(In order of appearance) 11/1/2023
- Narrator 1: Grayson Durall
- Narrator 2: Cooper Comeau
- Narrator 3: Beckett McCorkle
- Wise Person 1: Addie Smith
- Assistant: Mackenzie Mendez
- Wise Person 2: Vivienne Hoffman
- Wise Person 3: Lexi Smith
- Wise Person 4: Gabby Mendez
- Herod: Kysomme Kindlesparger
- Narrator 4: Pierce Gibson
- Narrator 5: Emma Noelle Tchiengue
- Shepherd 1: Meryl Johnson
- Rookie Shepherd: Mazie Graham
- Shepherd 2: Cora Rahoy
- Shepherd 3: Greeley McCorkle
Act One , Scene 1:
- Narrator 6: Maxx Mobray
- Joseph: Braxton Snapp
- Mary: Annie Gibson
- Angel: Kate Wiebe
Act One, Scene 2:
- Narrator 7: Sawyer Scott
- Narrator 8: Thaddeus Green
- Narrator 9: Nora Gantz
Bonus Music Group:
- Gabby Mendez
- Annie Gibson
- Kate Wiebe
- Lexi Smith
- Pierce Gibson
- Nora Gantz
- Mackenzie Mendez
- Thaddeus Green
What Child is This – Vocal – PURPLE GROUP
What Child is This – Instrumental – PURPLE GROUP
Angels We Have Heard on High – Vocal – BONUS GROUP
Angels We Have Heard on High – Instrumental – BONUS GROUP
Go Tell it on the Mountain – Vocal – TOTAL GROUP
Go Tell it on the Mountain – Instrumental – TOTAL GROUP
The First Noel – Vocal – BLUE GROUP
The First Noel – Instrumental – BLUE GROUP
Away in a Manger – Vocal – GREEN GROUP
Away in a Manger – Instrumental – GREEN GROUP
Joy to the World – Vocal – TOTAL GROUP
Joy to the World – Instrumental – TOTAL GROUP
Weekly Sunday School | 9:45am – 10:45am Sunday Mornings
2 year olds and younger are invited to play in the nursery. 2 year olds will have a Bible story and faith activities as time and circumstances allow throughout the hour.
3 year olds-3rd Grade: Celebrate Wonder
Celebrate Wonder is a Sunday school curriculum that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe environment for kids to ask big questions — helping them explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and encourages creativity. Through carefully-selected Bible stories, songs, videos, and hands-on activities, Celebrate Wonder gives children the tools to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives. A short bible story and scripture is experienced each week. Each of these bible stories combine throughout the year to paint a larger picture of our faith story from both the Old and New Testaments.
4th & 5th grade Sunday School uses all types of learning styles to help the meaning of the bible come alive: Art, Cooking, Games, Music/Movement, Science, Storytelling, Video, Drama. Imagine a Sunday school classroom where children examine Van Gogh’s Starry Night and paint their own version while discussing God’s promise to Abram when God said, “Look at the sky and try to count the stars; you will have as many descendants as that.” (Genesis 15:5, Good News). Or enter a room where children are playing the “Laughing Game.” The teacher reminds the children how elderly Abraham and Sarah laughed when God told them they would have a baby named Isaac or laughter. And can you imagine visiting the church kitchen for Sunday school class? That’s where some children are making the kinds of food that might have been served when Abraham held a feast when Isaac was weaned (Genesis 21:8).
Vacation Bible School is typically the second week of June. 3 year olds – graduated 6th graders are invited to register. Science, Art, Games, Bible Story, Music – all these workshops come together to make a spectacular week!