Children’s Ministry

Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Page!

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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 ( for more information.

January – Presentation of Bibles for the third graders!

February – Camp Sunday

March – Children’s Sabbath

June – Vacation Bible School

August – Sunday School Fall Kick Off!

September – Giving of 3 year old Storybook Bibles

December – Children’s Christmas Pageant


Welcome to Children’s Christmas Pageant Registration. All children 4 years old– 6th graders are welcome to participate in the presentation of The Surprising 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 4 at 9:50 & 11:00am. Dress Rehearsal for all ages will be Saturday December 3. Weekly rehearsals begin October 23rd and will be held on Sunday mornings 11 – 11:30. If your child is interested in a speaking role, they can sign up October 23rd or 30th. Parts will be assigned and rehearsals for speaking parts will be 11:30 – 12:00 starting November 6th.

Cast:  The Surprising Christmas Pageant – 2022


Narrator 1  – Larkin French

Narrator 2 – Alivia Durall

Act 1: 

Act 1 Narrator 1 – Beckett McCorkle

Act 1 Narrator 2 – Max Mobray

Angel 1 – Lexi Smith

Mary – Kate Wiebe

Joseph – Cooper Comeau

Census Taker 1 – Addy Smith

Census Taker 2 – Greeley Desk Clerk – Mazie Graham

Act 2:

Act 2 Narrator – Max Mobray

Gabby/Shepherd – Thaddeus Green

Tex/Shepherd – Meryl Johnson

Ringo/Shepherd – Sawyer Scott

Angel 2 – Annie Gibson

Act 3:

Act 3 Narrator 3 – Beckett McCorkle

Herod – Braxton Snapp

Attendant – Pierce Gibson

Einstein – Baxter Green

Newton – Hattie Mettlen

Hawking – Kysomme Kindlesparger


Narrator 1 – Larkin French

Narrator 2  – Alivia Durall


Go Tell It On the Mountain

We Three Kings

Away in a Manger

He Is Born

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!