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July 2019

EpiscoPals Christmas in July

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

EpiscoPals will meet on Wednesday, July 17 for a Christmas in July crafting party in Room 205. Pizza and drinks will be served. All are welcome to attend. Children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a parent. Children ages 5 and older can be dropped off for this event. Parents are welcome to linger or enjoy some quiet time in room 208. RSVP to Hilary Chipley.

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Art Camp

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 2, 2019

$175

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…

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Sunday Mornings

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

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.


Children in Worship

Children are welcome at all Calvary worship services. There also are some special options for children during worship.

Children’s Chapel

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.

Children’s Worship Resources

Worship Folders are available at both entrances to the church. They contain bulletins based on the day’s scripture that help children encounter and understand the scripture for the day. The activities are designed to be both entertaining and meaningful as they help facilitate each child’s participation in worship. Also, look for the “Episcodoodles” notepads located in the pews.

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 each Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The nursery is located on the first floor in Calvary Place Childcare Center on Sunday mornings.

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.

“Cry Room”

When children become upset during church, parents may choose to help their children find peace in the church library on the second floor. Children’s books are available, and a speaker connected to the church audio system allows parents and children to continue listening to the service.

For additional information about children in worship, contact Hilary Chipley, director of children and family ministries.

Wednesday Evenings

Ages 0-5 – Nursery – 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Childcare for children ages 0-5 is available in the Orgill Room.

Sr.K-2nd grades – St. Cecilia Choir – 6:15-7 p.m. Room 203 
3rd grade & up – Boys and Girls Choir – 6:15-7 p.m. Crook Auditorium
1st–5th Grades – EpiscoPals – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Room 205

EpiscoPals is a fellowship group for 1st-5th-graders that meets to play games, work on arts and crafts, read and act out stories, and have fun together in a Christ-centered environment. Led by Hilary Chipley and Eric Milner.