Children’s Ministry

14(Jesus said,) “Let the children come to me; do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

Mark 10:13-16

As a community of faith, Epiphany offers various ministries to help nurture family relationships through the different stages of life. We focus on how we can help foster a child’s faith journey through worship, learning, service, and fellowship. We strive to support parents and caregivers in living out their baptismal promise to help their children grow in the Christian faith and life. Programming includes first communion classes, Sunday morning education opportunities and children’s choirs that perform in worship, as well as events such as Tween Nights, Movie Nights, and Late-Night Lock-In.

TWO SUNDAY SCHOOL SESSIONS IN ADVENT

We’ll offer two special Sunday School sessions for children ages three years old through fifth grade at our Far Hills Campus. These sessions will focus on Advent instead of Old Testament stories:
  • Nov 27
  • Dec 18

Times to sign in and out will be the same, but children will not be divided into age groups like typical class days.

  • Sign-in takes place upstairs in the Gathering Space, after communion, around 9:45 a.m. 
  • Kids grouped by age are led to classroom areas on the lower level. 
  • Sign-out takes place in Paradise Park on the lower level at 10:30 a.m., in time for families to arrive for the 10:30 a.m. service with their kids in time for the children’s message.

CHRISTMAS EVE KIDS

For kids interested in participating in a song performed during Christmas Eve worship. Singing not required; there will be roles with hand chimes, xylophones, and other percussion instruments.
If there is enough interest, parents/caregivers will be contacted by the end of November to find available times for three half-hour rehearsals during Advent.  COMPLETE INTEREST FORM

 

Live Nativity | Saturday, December 17 | 6-8 PM, Far Hills Campus
Experience the true gift of Christmas at Epiphany’s live nativity outdoors at the Far Hills Campus and enjoy a brief puppet performance and refreshments indoors.
 
Children’s Ministry Christmas Party | Sunday, December 18 | 3 PM, Austin Campus
Kids and parents enjoy a special, family-friendly party with activities focused on the season. Sign-ups coming soon!

Resources

 
Early Childhood Newsletters

If you’d like guidance in applying the Bible’s teachings to your daily experience of raising and interacting with your very young child, these newsletters are for you! Part of the Sparkhouse digital educational resources, Frolic monthly newsletters share key developmental and faith milestones with families. Caregivers of children ages birth to four receive an automated monthly email based on the age and development stage of the child. Emails are sent on the first of each month through the month of a child’s fifth birthday. Contact Sarah Richter with questions. Sign up here!

Director of Children & Family Ministries

 
Sarah Richter

(937)433-1449 Ext. 104 

Please contact Sarah if you have any questions about Children & Family Ministries!