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Children are welcome at all Calvary worship services. Nursery care and Children’s Chapel are special options for children during worship.
Sunday Morning Nursery Care
Calvary maintains an excellent nursery facility staffed by trained, professional caregivers. Nursery Manager Robbie Phillips and her staff, Cassandra, Dori, and Margaret, welcome children ages 0-5. The nursery is open from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sundays and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The nursery is located on the first floor in Calvary Place Childcare Center on Sunday mornings and in the first-floor Orgill Room on Wednesday evenings.
A loving atmosphere, personal attention, and age-appropriate toys and activities are all designed to make the nursery a safe, nurturing place for your child. A child registration form should be on file for each child who attends nursery. Child registration forms can be obtained by Miss Robbie and are kept in a secure location. Please remember to bring diapers/pull-ups and wipes with your child every time they attend the nursery. Please also bring a change of clothing with your child, even if your child is potty-trained.
Children’s Chapel is an opportunity for children to experience the “Liturgy of the Word” in an easy-to-understand story format. Children participate in a number of ways, such as setting the altar table, listening, responding to the story, singing, praying, collecting an offering, and exchanging the sign of peace.
At the beginning of the 10 a.m. worship service, children follow the children’s cross out of the church to Children’s Chapel, which is held in room 203 on the second-floor education wing. Children are escorted into the church at the time of the Peace to join their families for Communion. Children age three and up are welcome to Children’s Chapel. The liturgy is geared for children age three to seven. Parent participation is encouraged, especially during a child’s first time to attend Children’s Chapel.
Sunday Morning Formation
Pre-K and Kindergarten: Godly Play – Room 201
The Godly Play curriculum invites children to enter into our sacred stories through the careful telling of scripture stories, engaging story figures, and a variety of creative activities. Children are encouraged to wonder aloud about the Bible stories, themselves, God, and the world around them. Godly Play teachers encourage children to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God.
1st & 2nd grades: Godly Play (People, Prophets, and Parables) – Room 203
First and second-grade students continue with the Godly Play curriculum and build upon stories learned in Kindergarten, with a focus on specific people, prophets, and the parables of Jesus.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grades: Holy Moly – Room 205
Third, fourth, and fifth-grade students experience the Salvation story by exploring the Old Testament, New Testament, and Post-Resurrection stories this year with the Episcopal curriculum Holy Moly.