Kids Ministry

At St Matthew, we want our kids and families to build strong relationships with each other and Christ as we grow together as “Followers of Jesus, Wherever We Are.” We consider it a privilege to serve your children in a fun and spiritually engaging environment and are extremely thankful for the partnership of parents and volunteers who share in this calling to help them grow in their faith. We want every family to grow as followers of Jesus wherever we are!

What Does a Sunday Look Like? 

Nursery Care

(ages 3 and under) 

We offer a supervised nursery for all kids ages 3 and under during both worship services and the Sunday School education hour. Your youngest family members will be loved and cared for by our highly trained staff.

 

Sunday School 

(ages 3 – 5th grade, September – June) 

We have four different age levels that meet every Sunday (September through June) from 9:45–10:30 AM: 

  • Preschool (ages 3, 4 and early 5’s)
  • Kindergarten/1st Grade
  • 2nd/3rd Grades
  • 4th/5th Grades

We “Dig Deep” into God’s Word with object lessons, Bible stories, videos, crafts, and high energy/low energy games. 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 families something to talk about around the dinner table. 

J.A.M. – Jesus And Me

(ages 3 – 3rd grade) 

Our age-appropriate Children’s Worship, JAM (Jesus and Me), meets every Sunday (summer too!) during both worship services. Kids learn to live their faith as “Followers of Jesus” through daily points and Bible verses, awesome praise music, experiments, games, and a Bible story applied to their everyday lives. 

Children’s Music: 

During our Sunday School education time, all kids participate in 15 minutes of music time, learning songs to lead during worship as well as preparing for the Children’s Christmas Musical, a highlight every year for families and our congregation. We also have an Angel Bells group that meets and plays for worship periodically.

Finding Your Way Around

St Matthew Kids’ Staff:

Our Sunday morning Kids’ Staff love kids and are committed to making sure that every child who comes to St Matthew experiences the the love of Jesus with a smile! All volunteers are background checked and serving in the area that best fits them. We want to make sure that everyone – from kids to volunteers – has the best hour of their week at St Matthew serving God and others!

Children’s Ministry News

Save the Date for VBS!

Save the Date for VBS!

It's never too early to plan your vacation and camps around our joy-filled VBS week! Please join us July 13-16 from 6-8:30 PM for "Rocky Railway…Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through." Can't wait!
 Watch for registrations to open this spring for volunteers and participants!...

Rescuers Needed!

Rescuers Needed!

As our kids have learned while being cast away in “Away In A Mango,” Jesus is our Great Rescuer. This Christmas season, we can follow Jesus’ example and “rescue” our neighbors who may need help staying warm this winter. All donations will be heading to our friends...

Children’s Christmas Musical

Children’s Christmas Musical

The Children's Christmas Musical is Sunday, December 15th. If your kids haven't received their packet and CD to listen to at home, please grab one today! We need everyone to listen and practice as much as they can at home. Can't wait to pass out some "Super Listener...

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