Children are the church
Not Just the Future
Vacation Bible School 2022
Vacation Bible School is BACK for summer 2022! Discover God's love, the joy of friendship, and explore the Bible on Adventure Island.
Explorers are guided by Beacon the Puffin on this enchanted island, using clues from the Bible to find their way! Your kids will love this tropical island adventure. Registration is open, so sign up today!
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
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As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” Matthew 19:14.
At Emmanuel, you’ll find age-appropriate Christian education during our Faith Formation hour as well as many opportunities for your children to grow in faith and service at Emmanuel.
And you’ll feel good knowing dedicated volunteers—educators and inspirational professionals among them—are helping your children have lots of fun too on their faith journeys in our safe and caring community. Your elementary-aged children have a home—and a role—at Emmanuel.
Weekly Faith Formation
If you’re looking for the right balance of hands-on learning, discussion, and play with a purpose as your children grow in Christ, Emmanuel is the place for them.
All PreK - 5th graders are welcome to participate in faith formation lessons each Sunday after worship at 10:15 AM.
Each class works towards an age-appropriate milestone throughout the year which encourages parents or guardians and children to spend time together growing in faith.
Please register below so we can keep classes sizes safe for all involved.
Faith Formation Milestones
Your children—and you—can participate in activities throughout the year.
Children Three and Four years Old– Prayer and devotions is the focus for this age group and there is a take home bag for everyone!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade– Children will celebrate their baptisms, share items from this special day, and do activities together focused on baptism.
2nd Grade– Pastor leads Holy Communion instruction classes during the month of February for parents/guardians and their child. All are welcome to the Lord’s table.
3rd Grade– Families are invited to attend 5-6 weeks of “Used Bible” class where they learn all about the Bible through activities. There is a Bible blessing on Reformation Sunday in late October during which children receive their bibles.
4th Grade– Families learn about the Ten Commandments in this 4-week interactive workshop.
5th Grade– Four weeks focused on the Apostles Creed. A statement of belief.
6th to 9th Grade– Parents are invited to join in the Confirmation classes with their teen every week in the fellowship hall.
High School– Blessing of drivers and graduates during worship.
Cross Generational– Backpack blessings prior to the beginning of school.
Children are involved in God's work
We encourage your child’s participation alongside you as we praise God in worship and serve others. You’ll see children of all ages in many of our activities. We also plan special activities just for children, so their attention span and skills are addressed.
Opportunities for older kids and youth
Confirmation classes help provide a space for children 6th– 9th grade to ask deep questions, struggle with their faith, and build relationships with other youth going through the same life events.
All high school students are invited to youth group on the first and third Sundays at 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM.