Children’s Ministry


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In the gospels, Jesus says that everything God desires us to be, as both children and adults, is summed up by these two commandments: “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
 
This love is formed through worship, in the midst of relationships, and by serving those in need. At All Saints we seek to provide our children with opportunities to worship, to form life-giving relationships of mutual joy, and give themselves away in service to others in childlike ways – the ways of Jesus’ kingdom.


 

 

*Children’s Sunday School Classes meet at 9:15 AM at St. Gabriel’s school starting Sunday, September 7.

  • 2′s & 3′s Class

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The 2′s and 3′s class uses The Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum, adapted for this age group. This fall they will be starting at the beginning with the creation story.

 
 

 

 

 

  • PreK & Kindergarten Class

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The PreK & Kindergarten class uses the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum from Great Commission Publications. This fall they will be looking at stories of how God leads his people in the Old Testament.

 
 

 

 

 

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Class

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The 1st & 2nd Grade class uses the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum from Great Commission Publications. This fall they will be looking at stories of people who obeyed God.

 
 

 

 

 

  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Class

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The 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade class uses the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum from Great Commission Publications.  This fall they will be looking at stories of God’s grace.

 

 
 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSES

Infants
Crawlers
Walkers
Runners

 

 

CLASSES BY AGE

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Older 1′s: 9/1/12 – 12/31/12
Younger 2′s: 1/1/12 – 8/31/12
Older 2′s/Younger 3′s: 3/1/11 – 12/31/11
Older 3′s: 9/1/10 – 2/28/11

 

 

 

 

SMALL SAINTS

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PreK – 2nd graders may attend Small Saints during the sermon. The bulletin will indicate when the children are dismissed and when they will return to worship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE DO I GO?

  • St. Gabriel’s 10:30 AM service: After entering the main entrance the children’s hall is located to the far right.
  • Park Hills 5:00 PM service: Located at the end of the main hallway to the right.

WHAT HAPPENS?

Children ages birth-4 years old (not in PreK):  Classes are available throughout the entire worship service.

Children PK-2nd grade begin the service with their families. They are dismissed during the Hymn of Response following the Confession of Sin for Small Saints (an age-appropriate Bible lesson and activity), and return at the Passing of the Peace.

 

  1. Be greeted by someone at the Children’s visitor station
  2. Children are placed in a specific class according to their age or developmental stage.
  3. Allergies will be noted, and children will receive a name tag
  4. Parents will receive a Claim Check for each child; this tag is a safety measure that ensures only parents or authorized persons can retrieve them.
  5. If a child has difficulty being separated and is inconsolable for more than 5-10 minutes, parents will receive a text message.
  6. After the sermon (indicated in the bulletin) parents can choose to pick up their child/children to rejoin them for blessing and communion, or children can stay in nursery until the conclusion of the service.

WHAT WILL THEY DO?

  • Sunday School (when in session): A lesson, play time, singing.
    • 2 & 3 year old classes use The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum adapted for younger children.
    • PreK-5th Grade classes use the PCA’s “Show Me Jesus” curriculum from Great Commission Publications.
  • Children’s Church : Music Time, A bible lesson, Snacks: (Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Cheerios, and water) are provided
    • Runners & Older 1′s classes read a Bible Story with their teacher.
    • 2 & 3 year old classes use the PCA’s “Show Me Jesus” curriculum from Great Commission Publications
  • Small Saints: Children in PreK-2nd Grade are dismissed from worship during the sermon for music, a brief lesson, and activity/craft. The bulletin will indicate when they are dismissed and when they will return to worship.

WHO TAKES CARE OF MY CHILD?

  • Children’s Church Teachers: Members or regular attenders who have completed (or are scheduled to complete) teacher training and have undergone a routine background check. They are assisted by paid nannies who change diapers and assist with care.
  • Paid Caregivers: For very young children All Saints hires caregivers from a professional company called Mom’s Best Friend. These women have all undergone routine background checks and many have worked for All Saints for a number of years.
  • Youth Volunteers: Serving in the children’s ministry is a great opportunity for older children and youth to begin serving in the church on Sundays. Youth volunteers must be in 3rd Grade or above and have completed an application. All volunteers under 18 are paired with an adult volunteer in the classroom.

WHAT IS: Sunday School, Children’s Church, Small Saints?

  • Sunday School | 9:15am -10:15am | Pre-K – 5th grade | September 8 – November 17 | Only at Saint Gabriel’s
    Bible lessons before church service begins. Adults can also take Christian Education Classes at the same time. Children have consistent teachers.
  • Children’s Church | During the worship service | Toddler – 4 years (not in PreK)
    Includes: Bible story, snack, music, and playground time
  • Small Saints | During the Sermon | Pre K – 2nd grade
    Includes: music time, a Bible story and application.

 

 

Kingdom Kids | MONDAYS this Fall – Register Today!

Who: Women & Children of All Saints, along with friends & neighbors
What: Bible study, fellowship, and fun for all ages
Where: Park Hills Church (900 South Mopac)
Dates: Mondays, September 8 – November 10
Time: 9:00 – 9:45 AM, Fellowship; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Bible Study

Questions? Contact Kim Hall or the Children’s Ministry.

Play groups are a great way to get to know other moms and their kids. Currently, there are three groups that meet in different parts of the city.

 

Tarrytown | Meg Rein | FRI @ 10:00 AM (* Age 2 and under)

Circle C | Suzanne Jones | TUES @ 9:30 AM (Met Park)

Rollingwood | Joelle Beisner | TUES (2X/Mo) @ 9:30 AM

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’”

-Matthew 19:14

 

All Saints desires to be a church who cares well for both the present and future needs of the many children God has entrusted to us – nurturing and sustaining them as they grow in Christ. If you are interested in joining in this endeavor by serving with the Children’s Ministry, we would love to have you! There are many different ways in which you can serve:

 

- Children’s Church Teacher (Serves Once/9-10 weeks)

- Small Saints Teacher (Serves Once/9-10 weeks)

- Sunday School Teacher (Serves weekly for 1 semester, either fall or spring)

- Musician (Serves Once/9-10 weeks playing music or singing with the children)

- Office Help (Help with craft preparation or other administrative needs during the week)

 

If you are interested in serving in any of these capacities, contact children@allsaintsaustin.org. for more information.

 

For more information about the Children’s Ministry please contact children@allsaintsaustin.org.