Children and Family Ministry

We are called to support families’ formation, worship, and daily lives, and to nurture children’s growing faith through wonder, learning, prayer, and play. In uncertain times, we realize how much we need community.


Our new PRAYGROUND in Bethell Hall is a wonderful space for children to experience worship up close and personal while staying engaged with age-appropriate activities and resources. Sit with your child, or bring materials back to your seats with you! In the 9 a.m. service, at the Gospel, young children are invited to follow the cross to the Bethell foyer for a brief children’s chapel and return after the sermon.

Church Childcare

Regularly provided on Sunday mornings (ages 2 months up to 4 years) and Wednesday evenings (ages 2 months up to 12 years) for church services and activities. It is also provided upon request for many other church programs outside of these hours. We provide safe, loving, age-appropriate activities for all.  For more information, please contact Childcare Coordinator Laura Lancaster Faulk .

Sunday Children’s Class Schedule

Sundays, at 10 a.m. Sept.-May
Register once for the whole year. Questions? 
Contact Director of Children and Family Ministry Amanda Wischkaemper.

Junior Journeys: Age-appropriate, short-term courses that focus on specific topics in Children’s walk with and path to God. From Scripture to favorite movies, there are lessons about God’s love all around us! Preschool & Kindergarten: Room 113, 1st-5th Grades: Room 152.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: A Montessori-based, experiential educational program focused on liturgy/scripture. Children direct their own learning in a carefully prepared environment (an “Atrium”) which supports children’s unique capabilities/interests, and gives the opportunity to grow in love/knowledge of God through the Christian tradition. Ages 3-9, Room 166/168.

Engage with Children’s Formation

  •  Advent Wreath-Making 2022

    Make an Advent Wreath

    Nov. 27, 10 a.m., Sumners Hall
    Gather on the first Sunday of Advent to decorate Advent wreaths! Supplies are provided, with a suggested donation of $5. If you have your wireframe from previous years, please bring it with you. Wreath decoration kits will be available to take home.

    There will be no Crail lecture, Adult classes will meet. Children’s classes will not meet on this day. Youth will gather in Sumners to make wreaths together.