Upcoming Events › Children and Family Ministries
All Calvary youth and friends in 6-8th grade (the grade you are entering in August 2019) are invited to join us on our Jr. High Summer Trip! We will be traveling to Perryville, Arkansas to participate in the Global Challenge at the Heifer Ranch during June 4-6. The Ranch is a 1,200-acre beacon of transformational education and sustainable agriculture nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. A trip to Heifer Ranch opens minds and changes lives. Youth come away…Find out more »
Students in third through fifth grades join Director of Youth Ministries Gabbie Munn and Director of Children and Family Ministries Hilary Chipley for lunch and 4th of July games on Sunday, July 7, at Calvary. We'll have lunch, games, and prizes! (this is a drop off event so parents, we encourage you to carpool and/or go out to eat together.)Find out more »
Calvary Kids Art Camp will return this summer for kids who have completed Kindergarten-Grade 5. Calvary Kids Art Camp is very different from your traditional VBS. We begin our day in the sanctuary for worship and then spend the day working on some pretty cool art and craft projects. There is also a snack, game, and play time. The camp is jammed packed with paint, crafting, and fun. Please contact Hilary directly to reserve your child's spot. Camp time is…Find out more »
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: Fall and Spring
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.
Sunday Morning Formation: Summer
Children in rising K through grade 5 are invited to summer formation in room 203. We will learn and explore stories from the Bible with interactive lessons, activities, and arts and crafts.