Children

Dear Families,

During this time of continued social distancing and uncertainty we feel it is in the best interest of our families and children to not have in-person Sunday School throughout the summer. However, we encourage you to continue studying the Bible with your children and developing the discipline of encountering God wherever you can: in your home, your neighborhood, and through the various online worship services, Bible studies, and webinars offered at St. George’s.

Below you will find a number of ways to help your children receive, live, and share the Gospel of Christ. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Blessings on you and your families,

Cate

A Prayer for the Human Family | O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Cate Jones, Director of Children’s & Family Ministry

Sunday School

Sundays, June 14-28 and July 12-19

Join us for Compassion Camp on Sundays this summer! Each week we’ll look at a different scripture and see how we can cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world.

 

PreK-1st grade will meet via Zoom from 9:00-9:25am.

Grades 2nd - 6th grade will meet via Zoom from 9:30-9:55am.

Make sure to check your inboxes for weekly reminders or contact Cate Jones for the Zoom meeting link.

Questions? contact Cate Jones at cate.jones@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Family Activities

Learning about God through Play

Join Cate Jones and her brood as they discover new ways to integrate learning about God at home through sensory filled play! Aimed at primarily engaging those age 5 and under, but by no means limited to that age group. Check back in over the summer for more episodes!

Connecting with Others

Pen Pal Program

For children Ages 3 through 12th Grade – Many of our St. George’s homebound seniors are feeling isolated and lonely. Would your child like to be paired up with a senior as a pen pal? Creating intergenerational community is vital to the life of the church and beneficial for everyone involved. If your child would like to participate in this new initiative, please email Martha Rodes at martha.rodes@stgeorgesnashville.org.

The Wesley Show

IMG_1707.jpgThe Rev. Margery Kennelly has a special furry friend named Wesley, and they are going to share some short videos during the week!

Find their videos on our YouTube channel.

Parent Resources

Below you will find helpful resources on how to talk to your children about some of the tough conversations we are facing: anti-racism, anxiety, and poverty and homelessness.

Anti-Racism

Anxiety

Coloring Pages: Prayers for When You Feel Anxious

Poverty and Homelessness

 

Our Safe Child Policies

St. George’s has a number of policies in place to protect children while in our care. Any adult or youth who interacts on a regular basis with children must pass a background check and complete Safeguarding God’s Children.

When registering your child for faith formation at St. George’s, please read our Safe Child Policy.

Holy Baptism at St. George's

St. George’s celebrates baptism on certain holy days every year at the 8:45 service, The Table, and the 11:15 service. To celebrate their initiation into the church, children being baptized receive a copy of the book A is for Altar as a gift from Children’s Ministries.

Children’s Ministries offers a teaching on baptism for siblings ages 3+ prior to the baptism date.

Learn more about baptism at St. George's.

 

Music for Children

St. Dunstan’s Choir

St. Dunstan's Choir is for 1st and 2nd grade children. The choir gives children an education in singing technique, basic music theory, and the role that music has in the larger context of worship.

The Choristers of St. George’s

The Choristers of St. George’s program is for children and youth from 3rd through 12th grades. Choristers sing regularly during Sunday morning services, Choral Evensong, and special concerts with the adult choir.

Additional information and registration for both choirs can be found on our Music page.

Questions? Contact Woosug Kang, Director of Music Ministries I 615-385-2150 x 254 or woosug.kang@stgeorgesnashville.org.