Christian Education for Children Registration :: Sunday, September 9th

This September will begin our new year for Christian Education for children ages Pre-K through High School.  Registration for these programs is Sunday September 9th, click here to download the application that you can print, fill out, and bring with you, or resubmit to the church office (saintpetersphoenix@gmail.com).  The first day of class is Sunday, September 16th.
Children’s Chapel – Ages 3 through 3rd grade (children under 3 accompanied by a parent).  Children’s Chapel leads children through Gospel lessons, group activities, prayer, and service projects!  Through these crafts and lessons, children begin to understand their faith and community through the fruits of the Spirit!  Children’s Chapel encourages parents to get involved with their children’s spiritual learning; children follow the Children’s Chapel leader downstairs to the fellowship hall immediately following the Gospel and return for the Peace.  Contact Caitlin Rothenberger for more information and volunteer opportunities. caitlin.rothenberger@gmail.com
Godly Play – Ages 3-5th grade.  Parents know best when their young child will be ready to start.  Children need to be able to go to class without a parent, be potty trained, and able to sit in a circle of children for a story.  We have three classrooms; ages 3-K, grades 1 and 2, and grades 3, 4, and 5.  The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using religious language – parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action – to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
When:  Children receive communion then proceed downstairs to the class.  Class time ends at 11:45. Two leaders will be present for each class.
Where:  Classrooms are located in the back hall on the lower level.
Who:  Contact Jan Wier with any questions or to become involved. janwier@comcast.net
Youth Group – 6th – 12th grade. Students can begin transitioning into the youth group following graduation from 5th grade. The youth ministry is an engaging and welcoming community for youth and their friends that surrounds them with an unconditional love that fosters genuine relationships, anchors them in the joys and traditions of the Christian faith, and energizes and equips them to extend the love of Christ to the world. The youth group meets downstairs on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 5 – 7pm. Dinner is provided on a rotating basis by parents and volunteers from the church. Following activities and games students are divided into junior and senior high groups for a scripture-based lesson and discussion. The youth group also meets for service projects and social events several times a year. The first night of youth group will be Sunday, September 30th. Parents are invited to attend the first night to hear more about the structure of the program and the calendar of events for this year as well as to sign up for providing dinner. Contact Michelle Engle with questions or to become a volunteer. memengle@gmail.com