August 27, 2014

Children

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Blessing of the Backpacks

On August 24, please join us during our 10:30 AM services as we bless backpacks for the upcoming school year.  All students, preschoolers through adults, are invited to receive a special blessing.  After the service, we hope you can stay for our last Hot Dog Sunday of the summer.  


Discovery Eucharist and Godly Play 

During the summer, Godly Play is offered for children (ages three and up) on the first three Sundays of the month at 10:25 AM in room M213. We will have one more Discovery Eucharist this summer, on August 24 (fourth Sunday) at 10:30 AM in All Saints’ Hall. Godly Play is a creative way of teaching the stories of the Bible to young children through exploration and wondering. Our Discovery Eucharist is a special, abbreviated service designed for families with young children. Please note: On Sundays when we have Discovery Eucharist, Godly Play will not be offered. We encourage families to worship together on those days. Contact Anne Cullen at cullena@christchurchcharlotte.org or 704-714-6944 with questions.

One of the highlights of our Discovery Eucharist is having our children participate in the service. Each week there are several opportunities for them to take an active role in preparing us for worship.

Sign up online for your child to participate as a "young minister" this fall»

 


Come Grow With Us! (back to top)

We need several lead teachers for our three- and four-year-olds and second grade Sunday School classes beginning in September.  If you would love to make a difference in a child’s life, don’t delay! We are now creating our teaching teams for the fall.  We provide lots of assistance. Please contact Katherine Vest at vestk@christchurchcharlotte.org or 704-714-6941, or Anne Cullen at 704-714-6944 or cullena@christchurchcharlotte.org with questions. We hope you will be a part of this important ministry.

 


   

4th and 5th Grade Jr. Youth Connect (JYC) (back to top)

JYC is back!   Join us on Thursday, September 25, 6:00 - 7:30 PM for our Kick-Off!

Casual Cookout Dinner, Flag Football and Field Games on the Lawn

We are excited to introduce a new structure for JYC this year, and thank the many parents who are helping us re-imagine this important ministry. We will offer one signature JYC event per month, and ensure that each one has a balance of spiritual growth, fellowship, and fun. Please join in and connect this school year!  Contact Katherine Vest at vestk@christchurchcharlotte.org or 704-714-6941 if you have questions or ideas you would like to share.


Rock the Church 

We believe the best way to learn music is to make music. Since Sunday morning is often the time when most of our children are on campus, we will offer Rock the Church as a formational element of learning God’s love.

Once a month, on Sunday mornings from 10:15 – 10:55 AM, our two-, three-, and four-year-olds and Kindergarten through fourth grade students will gather to sing, play, and prepare their own offerings of music in worship. We’ll teach and perform music that students love to sing and our congregation will enjoy hearing. Music will vary widely, from upbeat to gospel/blues, as well as the traditional Lord’s Prayer and Doxology. Directed by our entire music team, our core music curriculum will align with the Episcopal Lectionary, giving our children an opportunity to sing and pray together in the context of the larger community at Christ Church.

 

 

 

 

 

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