We currently offer a wide variety of opportunities for children at Ascension. During the school year, Ascension offers a traditional Sunday school format featuring the Godly Play curriculum, while the summer provides a time for kids to have fun and explore in more creative ways.
NURSERY (AGe 4 & UNDER)
While children and infants are always welcome to be in church with their families, we offer a safe and friendly environment for infants and small children in our nursery at both the 8 am and 10 am services. Our trained attendants Caitlyn and Darcie provide warm and gentle care for your little ones while you worship.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (AGes 4-12)
Our Sunday school starts at 10 am on Sunday mornings. We use the "Godly Play" curriculum, which enables older and younger children to hear a Bible story and then explore it through their choice of special projects, art, storytelling, reading, or music. To attend Sunday school, children come to the Sunday school room (upstairs) at the beginning of the 10 am service. Our program adjourns in time for children to return to the sanctuary for Communion with their families.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
Delightful outdoor celebrations of God, amid fun and fellowship. We meet at the corner of Williams St. and 7th Ave. at Little Cheeseman Park. There is a summer theme and our lesson is followed by a game (frequently water based!) or project. Themes have included “Destination Holy Land”, “Water, water, everywhere” and “Our Father”.
FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAYS
In recognition of the high value we place on our children’s participation and presence in worship, the 10:00 a.m. service on the first Sunday of each month is offered for children and families. Children and teens along with their families, participate as acolytes, chalice ministers, ushers, greeters, lectors and intercessors. Children are invited to come to the front of the church and participate in an interactive sermon with Sue Richardson, our Youth and Children's coordinator. Please contact our Youth and Children's Director, Sue Richardson, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Ascension children’s ministry.