Children

The children’s ministry of St George’s exists so that our children and families learn and 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 with one another and our neighbors; and to share Christ’s love through service and outreach.

Dear Families,

In addition to helping parents raise their children in the love and knowledge of God, we want to help keep you and your families as safe as we can. COVID-19 has up-ended many of our daily routines, our Sunday worship included. After much consideration and prayer we have decided that will not open for in-person childcare, Children’s Sunday School, or Children’s Chapel until we have completed two full weeks of Phase Four of the Roadmap for Reopening Nashville.

Until then, we will continue to offer a variety of ways to engage and educate our precious families and children through online media. In the coming weeks we will be updating our website with more information about what format these offerings will take, but please know that we are hard at work praying for you and eagerly anticipating being together in-person when it is safer to do so.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or encouragements please do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone.

In Christ’s Love,

Cate

Cate Jones, Director of Children’s & Family Ministry

STG KIDS Online

The Gospel Project

Here at St. George’s our children’s groups follow a curriculum from LifeWay called The Gospel Project (TGP). Through TGP, our children in pre-k through 6th grade will discover how the gospel story is woven through scripture – from Genesis through Revelation. We see how the gospel transforms everything – our hearts, our actions, and our world.

While we are worshipping at home rather than in person, you will be able to find a weekly STG KIDS Online video full of joy, learning, singing, and crafting. A new video will be posted every Sunday morning, but you can find all them here in case you missed one.

Register for Sunday School now!

 

Monthly Packets

The first Tuesday of every month you can stop by church for a packet of supplies to supplement each week's STG KIDS Online video – each packet will contain discussion questions, craft supplies, and activity pages for each lesson of the month.

Questions? Email Cate Jones at cate.jones@stgeorgesnashville.org for more information.

Weekly Family Devotional

The Essentials Family Edition: The Gospel of Mark

On Mondays this fall our family devotional video will take us through the book of Mark. Starting Monday September 14, join Cate for a short devotional for the whole family to watch together. Each week we’ll focus on a chapter or two in Mark, examine a story, wonder about its significance for our lives, and challenge ourselves to grow in faith and knowledge.

Watch previous devotionals here.

Prayer Partnership

We believe every child needs a team of adults to intentionally invest in their lives through prayer! Our hope is that this partnership will build up the next generation of Christians by investing in intergenerational relationships through the practice of prayer. Particularly in a time when we have to remain distanced from our church community, our vision is that this will enrich and build up the lives of our children, youth, and adults as we invest in a culture of prayer, mentorship, and intergenerational relationships.

Learn More and Sign Up!

 

Wednesday Night Wayfinders

Wednesdays at 5:00pm

The first Wednesday of every month our 5th and 6th graders gather at 5:00pm on Zoom for game night – an hour of fun, fellowship, and friendly competition. Contact Cate Jones at cate.jones@stgeorgesnashville.org to let her know your child would like to attend and to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Storytime with Thea

Fridays at 10:00am

Starting in September, you can join Cate and her furry goldendoodle, Thea, as they read a story together to find out more about God and how we can love him and others. Videos will be posted here every Friday morning at 10am, but you can find them anytime on St. George’s YouTube channel.

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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!

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The Wesley Show

The Rev. Margery Kennelly has a special furry friend named Wesley, and they have shared some of their important conversations and adventures.

Watch Now

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

 

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. 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.