Adventure Alley…Where Kids Matter to God

At St. Matthew, we want kids and their families to know THEY MATTER…to us, to each other, and to God. We also know that parents are the greatest influence in their children’s lives which is why we partner with families to help equip them with the necessary materials and Christian education to continue their growth at home.

We highly value our time with your family and the chance to share Christ and his abundant love with you. Because your kids “Matter to God” (and us), we consider safety a top priority at St. Matthew.  Every single one of our Children’s Ministry volunteers has gone through a screening process and extensive background check.  From the babies in Nursery on up, your children are cared for in a loving and safe environment.

We offer a variety of Children’s Ministries:

Nursery: We offer a supervised nursery for all kids ages 3 and under during both worship services and during the Education Hour.

Cradle Roll:  All children ages 3 and under and their families receive helpful information and mailings on raising children, how to introduce Jesus from day one to your child, and Church-sponsored fun outings with other families with children in the same age group.

Sunday School:   For kids ages 3 – 5th grade, we follow a dynamic Sunday School Curriculum called “Faith Weavers”.  Children meet according to age/grade levels every Sunday (September through June) from 9:45–10:30 AM.  All kids learn the same Bible Story each week (although the details will vary by age) which enables the learning to continue at home and gives you all something to talk about around the dinner table.

J.A.M.:  Our age-appropriate Children’s Worship, JAM (Jesus and Me), meets every Sunday (summer too! ) during the 11 a.m. worship service.   Kids learn to live their faith 24/7 through daily points, a Bible passage, awesome praise music, and a Bible story that they can apply to their everyday lives.

Children’s Music:  We have two different children’s musical opportunities that your children will enjoy.  The kids participate in a 15 minutes music class during the Sunday School Hour each week and sing for worship once and month.  They also lead two Christian musicals each year.  We also have an Angel Bells group that meets periodically and also play for worship once a month.