Children’s Sunday School takes seriously God’s command for us to teach the Scriptures to our children (Deuteronomy 6:6) and to train up children in the Way of Jesus (Proverbs 22:6). Classes for all ages under 6th grade build upon the foundation of the Godly Play Bible lessons used in St. Martha’s to reinforce the message of that Sunday. Classes take place at the Education Hour (10:10 AM – 10:50 AM on Sundays) in the Bourne Building.
St. Martha’s is our children’s church plant that meets during the 9 AM worship service for the purpose of introducing children to the person and work of Jesus Christ through liturgy, song, age-appropriate Gospel lessons, and prayer. For more information email Sue Beson.
We are so excited to kick off St. Martha’s services for the fall starting Sunday, September 12th. St. Martha’s Church is our way of teaching children about Jesus. This program is for children ages K – 5th grade at our 9:00 Sunday morning service.
Parents - please remember the following important information.
- parents will bring their children with them to the historic church sanctuary
- their children will be checked in with St. Martha’s leaders before the 9:00 church service starts
- children will sit with their family as the 9:00 service begins
- just after the collect of the day, the children will follow the crucifer out of the building; Gary will announce that children should gather at the back of the church so St. Martha’s leaders can escort them over next door to the Bourne Building
- these children will attend a special service designed just for them called St. Martha’s
- children will then be brought back over to the main church building to rejoin their family at the Passing of the Peace.
The vision is for children to See, Hear, Feel, and Know the love of Jesus during their St. Martha’s service. The service will feature four main pieces, all of which are designed to instill this vision: Liturgy, Teaching, Prayer, and Music. Children will see God’s Word and the Anglican liturgy, hear teaching, sing together, feel God’s love through activities and prayer, and grow in their knowledge of the Gospel.
St. Martha’s is named after Martha of Bethany, a character we meet in the Gospels. Our Prayer Book calls her a Companion of Jesus, and we hope St. Martha’s is a place where kids become friends with Jesus like she was.