Children’s Ministry

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Family Bible Adventure Retreat | Sunday, April 3rd

All 3rd – 5th graders welcome!

Family Bible Adventure Retreat is for any 3rd – 5th grader and the adults in their lives.  Each student is encouraged to bring one or more adults to the retreat, but it is not required.  Come for a light lunch, games, discovering how the bible can help in daily life and more!  Not much pencil and paper stuff happening here!  Know a lot about the Bible?  Know nothing?  Either is perfect for this time together.  For more information contact Tammy Dees at 785.825.5270 or

Led by Tammy Dees and the Education Committee.  Childcare available if requested at registration. 


Sunday April 3

During 9:50 worship:  3rd graders receive their bibles

11am:  All 3rd -5th graders and adults gather to begin the retreat

Noon:  Lunch is served

12:20ish:  Activities resume

2pm:  Dismissal

Online registration (below) available through midnight March 27. Contact the church office @ 785.825.5270 or to inquire about availability after March 27.

We understand a Bible may not be available in time for the retreat.

Childcare Request

Children in childcare will join their parents for lunch at noon.

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 the elementary schools. The program runs on Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:15pm in October-April

Masks are required at this time.

Register HERE


Welcome to Children’s Christmas Pageant Registration. All children 4 year olds – 6th graders are welcome to participate in the presentation of The Very Important Christmas Pageant. We are excited to help the children prepare this beautiful story of God’s gift of Jesus. The Pageant will be presented December 5 at 9:30 & 11:00am. Dress Rehearsal for all ages will be Saturday December 4, 2:30-3:30pm. Weekly Rehearsals begin October 24 and will be held on Sunday mornings. 11-11:30am: All students, Beginning November 7, 11:30-Noon: Speaking parts only. Sign Up for speaking parts will be October 24 & 31. If your student is unable to attend those Sundays and desires a speaking part, please, contact Tammy Dees prior to October 31 or 825 5270. Masks are required at all rehearsals and at the December 5 presentation. We are looking into the possibility of optional clear performance masks. Please, watch your email for information and updates throughout the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Tammy Dees, Chris Green, Julie Goetz or Tenya Tallon.

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:


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.


Cokesbury Kids4th & 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).

Coming Spring 2022!