Children's and Family Ministries

We help children and families grow in the knowledge of God’s unconditional love through reading and studying the Bible. We want to equip our children to grow into lifelong followers of Christ; to build faith and community; and to share Christ’s love through service and outreach.

Cate Jones, Director of Children’s & Family Ministry

Summer Offerings

Second Sunday Picnic

Sunday,  August 8 at 10:00am

We invite all families with young children through 6th graders to join us after the 9:00am services for a fellowship picnic brunch. Weather permitting, we will meet outside in the rear playgrounds where kids can play and adults can mingle. In case of rain, we'll gather in Hampton Hall. St. George’s will provide individually packaged brunch foods such as fruit, cheese, croissants, yogurt, juice, and coffee, but please feel free to bring your own food if you prefer. We also encourage you to bring your own picnic blankets and/or chairs. No reservation is necessary.

Children's Chapel

For children 3 years and older

Sundays, June 27 - September 5

Children’s Chapel will take place outside in the Gathering Space Courtyard. The courtyard will be tented to provide shade and we will provide bottled water for children and adult volunteers.during the 9:00am services. A fun, interactive, Sunday School-style offering for our younger children with a Bible lesson, game, crafts, sensory play, and fellowship. Children will be brought back to their grownups during the peace for families to take communion together. Masks are optional.

Volunteer to Help

Questions about Children's Chapel? Contact Cate Jones, Director of Children's and Family Ministries at cate.jones@stgeorgesnashville.org or 615-385-2150 x 268.

Nursery

For children 8 weeks - 3 years old

Our nursery is open Sundays during the 9:00 and 11:00am services. No registration is necessary, but we do ask that your child stay home if he or she is unwell, has a fever, or has been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. All nursery workers are vaccinated, will sanitize hands regularly, and will take every precaution to keep your child safe.

Question about Nursery? Contact Sandra Sarratt, Nursery Coordinator at sandra.sarratt@stgeorgesnashville.org or 615-385-2150 x 229.

Fall Orientation

Sunday, August 29

We invite you and your child to join us in Johnson Hall from 10:05-10:25am for an orientation of our programs for infants through 6th graders.

Have questions or want to make sure your child is signed up for Sunday School or our after school club? Then this is where you need to be! Following the orientation session, families are invited to stop by their child’s classroom to meet their volunteer teachers before joining the rest of the church at the Coming Home reception.

Registration coming soon!

Questions? Contact Cate Jones, Director of Children's and Family Ministries at cate.jones@stgeorgesnashville.org or 615-385-2150 x 268.

Fall Offerings

Sunday School: The Gospel Project

Begins Sunday, September 12 at 10:05am

Our children from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade follow The Gospel Project curriculum. Together, we discover how the gospel story is woven through Scripture—from Genesis through Revelation. Our groups are led by a warm, energetic team of volunteers who are equipped to walk alongside you and your child as they grow in faith. As your child matures, we want to help you lead them through the Bible as they wonder, explore, and commit their hearts and lives to the Lord. Registration is online at stgeorgesnashville.org/children.

Pre-K: Rooms 112 & 114
Kindergarten: Rooms 115 & 116
1st Grade: Murray Hall
2nd - 3rd Grade: Room 204
4th - 5th Grade: Room 205
6th Grade: Room 206

Second Sunday Family Brunch

11:00am - 12:30pm
Rear playgrounds & Hampton Hall

All families with children from infants through 6th graders are invited for a potluck brunch after Sunday school on the second Sunday of every month. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside on the rear playgrounds where families can play and visit together. St. George’s will provide the main course, and families can sign up for a side dish online (link coming soon).

Kids Chapel

Starts Sunday, September 12 in Johnson Hall

For 1st - 6th graders

Chapel allows space for kids to be directly involved in readings and worship, to cultivate community through games and conversation, and provide teachings that are targeted for a younger audience. Families start together in the services and kids are invited to follow an acolyte before the gospel reading, and they return during the peace. On the first Sunday of the month, St. Dunstan’s Choir joins us to lead us in singing.

Contact: Julie Gibbons 615-385-2150 x 267 julie.gibbons@stgeorgesnashville.org

After-School Hang

Starts Wednesday, September 1
3:30 - 5:00pm in Akers Hall

With the hopes of building community and having fun together, we will be hanging out after school in Akers Hall on Wednesday afternoons. Students 3rd grade and up are welcome to join us to hang out, play games, eat snacks, or bring homework.

Contact: Julie Gibbons 615-385-2150 x 267 or julie.gibbons@stgeorgesnashville.org

4-5-6 Club

We are excited to cultivate community among 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Each month we’ll have a fellowship event at St. George’s or offsite to grow friendships that are based in Christ.

Contact: Julie Gibbons 615-385-2150 x 267 or julie.gibbons@stgeorgesnashville.org

Holy Baptism at St. George's

St. George’s celebrates baptism on certain holy days every year. To celebrate their initiation into the church, children being baptized receive a copy of the book Found, by Sally Lloyd Jones, as a gift from the Children’s and Family Ministries. We also offer an optional teaching on baptism for siblings ages 3+ prior to the baptism date.

Learn more about baptism at St. George's.

Parenting 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

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.

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.