Sundays for Children
Children ages three to eleven years old are invited during our service to engage in a conversation with our Priest to Families, after which they are dismissed to go to Children's Church. At Children’s Church, the children are divided into two groups (ages 3–6 and 7–11) to hear an age-appropriate Bible story, sing songs together, and complete a craft related to the day’s story. The children then return to the service for Communion.
Each Sunday, nursery services are provided from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for infants and toddlers up to age three. Nursery services are also provided for most church functions, such as Wednesday night gatherings and Pastorates. Our nursery staff are First Aid/CPR/AED certified by the Red Cross of Tennessee, so you can rest assured that your child is in capable and attentive hands.
Children’s Ministry Events and Family Activities
Throughout the year, our church hosts events designed to encourage family bonding and child development. Most children’s events are geared toward children ages 3–11 and do not require the attendance of parents. However, some events benefit from the presence of one or both parents, such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Kite Day, or the Fall Fun Festival. Please see the Calendar for more details about upcoming children's events.
Parents and Adult Volunteers
Our ministry to children relies heavily on the dedication of its volunteers. Our safe church policy requires that at least two adults be present at any event involving children under the age of 12. However, for added supervision, we like to ensure that we have a ratio of at least one adult for every five children. To meet this goal, we seek the aid of adult volunteers who are eager to connect with children and who would like to help them grow in their faith. Adult volunteers primarily serve as leaders of Children's Church and act as chaperones for special events, but they can also assist in behind-the-scenes roles.
If you are the parent of a young person or are an interested congregant eighteen years or older, and you would like to know how you can be more involved in the Children’s Ministry at All Saints, please email Fr. Brian Larsen Wells.
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