Children and Youth at Christ the King 2018-2019
Christ the King offers Christian education for children and youth ages 3 and up, in addition to nursery care for children under 4. Sunday school teachers and children (preschool through 6th grade) join the procession into church at the 10am service, and hear a brief children’s message. Then they go to their classes, rejoining the congregation for Holy Eucharist at 10:40. Youth (7th grade and up), attend class every other week at 9am and can attend either the 8am or the 10am service.
For Preschoolers: The Godly Play approach helps children explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their innate sense of God through wonder and play. For children ages 3-5. Led by Beth Vargas and Beth Veasey. 10am
For elementary school children (1st-3rd grade).
The Deep Blue curriculum offers meaningful and engaging curriculum, encouraging children to “dive deeper” into the Bible and explore their faith in fun and age-appropriate ways.
The Deep Blue Mission:
Reaching, empowering, and equipping children, and those who care for them, with grace-based resources that help them on the journey.
Deep Blue Kids will…
Be with God
Love God and neighbor
Understand themselves as children of God
Explore faith and the Bible
Led by Susan Philiber, Adrianne Theetge and others. 10am. Click on icon for more info:
For middle schoolers (4th-6th). Submerge encourages kids ages 9-11 to dig deeper into the Bible, ask tough questions, and creatively engage their faith. Led by Linda Fitzpatrick and others. 10am
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For youth (7th grade and up). Echo the Story is an imaginative way to engage in the Bible using story telling, creative reflection and dialogue. Gives youth a deep experience of the Bible. (9am in the new Education Wing)
Christ the King also offers a special children’s service on Christmas Eve, a Christmas Pageant, and a special service for children during Holy Week. In the summer, children can participate in vacation bible school. There are also many opportunities for children to serve in the various ministries of the church, as acolytes, lectors, greeters,singing, helping with parish clean up days, cooking and helping out with the Food Pantry.
Our youth are encouraged to participate in all aspects of parish life. We value their leadership and gifts. Youth sing in the choir, volunteer at the food pantry, cook, make repairs and participate in outreach. They gather for fellowship and learning, and confirmation classes are offered every other year.
Youth attend an annual overnight
retreat at St. John the Divine (Nightwatch) and gather with other youth for annual mission trips and other activities.
Young people are encouraged to participate in worship as acolytes, readers, greeters or lay eucharistic ministers.
Youth at Christ the King have the opportunity to go on mission trips each summer. In recent years, we have alternated between trips to Kentucky to repair homes for low income homeowners, and trips to Navajoland in Bluff, Utah, to offer vacation bible school and learn about Navajo culture. Young people participate in planning and fundraising for each trip.