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.
The Children’s Christmas Pageant is a yearly ministry. The pageant is typically given during worship on the first Sunday of December. All 4 year olds – 6th graders are invited to participate. The Pageant is a mix of speaking parts and music focused on telling the birth of Jesus in a meaningful way. Watch the newsletter and eblast for information about when rehearsals begin and registration is available.
September/October – 2 year olds receive a storybook bible
January – Presentation of Bibles for the third graders!
February – Camp Sunday
March – Children’s Sabbath
Weekly Sunday School
9:45-10:45am each Sunday
Classes for 3 year olds – High School. Classes for adults of all ages.
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
Preschool and Elementary Children:
LEARNING THROUGH A LENS OF 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!