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 Bible Sunday.

Family Calm Corner at Far Hills

Children are always welcome and encouraged to participate in worship! We want to hear them singing and participating in their way! However, we also understand that sometimes kids get overwhelmed in the sanctuary and need a little break. The “Family Calm Corner” is a space for families who need to worship outside of the sanctuary. This setting allows the family to actively engage in worship in a more open and quiet area. A few toys, books, and Christian activities are provided for young children/toddlers. Parents and caregivers must accompany their children in this area and are responsible for them.

 

Family Respite Room at Far Hills

Bringing young children, especially babies, to church can be a challenge! We have created the Family Respite Room to provide a space for parents to care for their babies’ and young children’s needs. This room is conveniently located outside of the sanctuary so that families can still hear worship and easily rejoin when ready. Parents and caregivers must accompany their children in this area and are responsible for them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT FAR HILLS: WINTER/SPRING 2024 

This fall we focus on stories from the lectionary and stories about Jesus! All adult guides are background-checked.
  • Youngest age group: preschool, ages 3-5
  • Middle age group: kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • Oldest age group: 3rd through 5th grade
  • 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 before the children’s message.
 
Register your child(ren) for this year’s Sunday School here.
Before signing in your child for the first time, please complete our digital Parental Consent Form
 

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 Caitlin Krueger-Meyer with questions. Sign up here!

 

 

Children & Family Ministry Coordinator

 
Caitlin Krueger-Meyer

(937)433-1449 Ext. 104 

Please contact Caitlin or Pastor Julie if you have any questions about Children & Family Ministry.