Children's Formation

LIFE AT GSL

Life at GSL: Fall 2022 Guide of Worship, Christian Formation, Connecting & More

GSL's New Director of Children & Family Ministries

Welcome Anthony Calzia, GSL's new Director of Children & Family Ministries.  Read more about Anthony here.

Summer

Children's Formation. We have Children's Chapel throughout the summer during the 10:00 service in the Lounge.

Nursery. During the summer, beginning June 12, the Nursery will be open from 8:30 a.m. through the 10:00 service.

For more information and to be added to the Children's Formation email list, please contact Director of Children & Family Ministries Anthony Calzia.

Fall

Nursery
The Nursery is open every Sunday from 7:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. and for other events as needed for all children, infants to 6 years old. We have wonderful, qualified Nursery Staff members who are excited to care for your children. You can find more about them on our website at gracestlukes.org/nursery.  

Children’s Formation  
Starting September 11, we will resume Sunday School for children from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. Classes are split by grade level groupings; Pre-K through 1st grade meets in the Green Room while 2nd through 5th grade meets in the Purple Room downstairs.    

The younger group will continue learning the church’s sacred stories through the Godly Play curriculum. Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that is a beautiful way to tell the church’s sacred stories. It is based in the Episcopal Church and provides children with an excellent framework of Biblical knowledge, Episcopal tradition, and the liturgical calendar. 

The older group will continue using the Weaving God’s Promises curriculum, developed for Episcopal congregations by Morehouse Publications. The program follows the three-year cycle of readings used in church and teaches Christian history and beliefs through fun and purposeful activities.

Children’s Chapel 
During the first part of the 10:30 a.m. service, all children are invited to take part in our Children’s Chapel. Children’s Chapel is a time for the children to gather, read the readings for the day, pray, and sing. We follow the same Order of Service from the Book of Common Prayer, but it is modified in child-friendly language that helps them gain understanding of our traditions. We always return to the service before communion, usually processing in after the Peace.    

Parents Connect  
This fall, we resume monthly Parents Connect gatherings as a time for parents of young children growing up in the world today to come together, learn together, and encourage one another. Stay tuned for details about this fall’s events.

Anthony Calzia
Director of Children & Family Ministries
901-252-6321 | acalzia@gracestlukes.org

 

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