children

Children are an important part of our congregation. Jesus wanted children near him. They are not just the church of the future but part of the present body of Christ.  


We welcome children in all worship services. God put the wiggle in children...don't feel like you need to suppress this in God's house. Check with an usher for an activity bag.


The 9:30 service begins with songs and stories for children of all ages. Children love when they can be a "Junior Usher" and help with the offering. After the children's sermon, Ms. Leslie takes the children to Sunday School downstairs in our education building. At the 11:00 services, a nursery is provided for infants and toddlers and childcare for children under 6 years old.  


children's sunday school

Sunday School is during the 9:30 service, which opens with songs for children of all ages. Children serve as Junior Ushers and help with the offering. After the children's sermon, we go downstairs to the children's wing together. 


We gather in the double Sunday School classroom (Room 112) and the Children's Director, Leslie Raymer, leads the children with a short Bible lesson, songs, and the Lord's Prayer. The children then go to age-appropriate Sunday School classes at 10:00 AM.


Nursery (Infant to age 1) -- Room 108

3-4 year olds -- Room 111

K-2nd Grade -- Room 110

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade -- Room 112


On Holy Communion services, we return to the sanctuary and share the meal. Other weeks, parents come downstairs after the service.

What's next?

  • mardi gras party: March 10, 2019

    The children get ready for the Lenten Season with a Mardi Gras party with pancakes and fun for everyone.  

  • easter egg hunt: April 20, 2019

    10:00-noon

    Join the fun, we'll do crafts and have hunts for children of each age group. Bring a friend, invite a neighbor. There are enough eggs for everyone!

  • "make a joyful noise" children's choir / bell choir

    The "Make a Joyful Noise" children's choir and bells practice during the year following the Sunday School hour. Practice includes lots of fun as well! The choir will sing on Palm Sunday, and the bell choir will play on Easter Sunday.

  • vacation bible school: June 3 - 7, 2019

    Registration for the 2019 Mount Carmel VBS, To Mars and Beyond, will open on Monday, March 18th for Mt. Carmel members and our Preschool children.

     

    General Registration for the larger community will open Monday, April 1. 

     

    We expect our VBS to fill up quickly, so it is important for everyone to register their children right away!  

  • august 4, 2019 - blessing of the backpacks

    Begin the school year on the right path! 

    Bring your backpack on blessing Sunday. In the worship services the congregation will say prayers for you and your teachers. Rev. Michael will take a moment for each student:

    Bless, O Lord, this backpack and the child who will use it. 

  • trunk or treat / fall festival

    Fall Festival in October: hayrides, hot dogs, and Trunk or Treat goodies. Kids come dressed in costumes.


  • Christmas pageant

    Young Children's Christmas Pageant:

    Each Advent season, the children present a short play based on the Christmas story on one of the first Sundays in December.