Faith & Fun is on Sunday mornings during the worship service. The worship service and the education time are seen as all part of learning and growing in faith. We use curriculum based on the lectionary (the assigned scripture readings for each Sunday) so there will be a common theme for families to discuss. We dismiss the children after the children’s message to go to their respective classes. The Prayground area (designated place for children in the entryway) can be used for the younger children. The kids return to worship at the time of the offering to bring up a project or craft they worked on as part of their offering.
Confirmation meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. !
First Communion Class 2017
SINGING IS FUN, FUN, FUN!!
Faith and Fun is loaded with opportunities for children to grow in faith and to have fun at the same time! One part of the Faith & Fun activities includes SINGING! The children, under the musical leadership of Joan Schiefelbein, play percussion instruments as they sing both children’s songs and old familiar tunes like Amazing Grace and Peace Like a River. They especially enjoy action songs where they can raise their arms and spin about as they sing their praise. “I love it when they know a song, like it, and just sing loudly,” said Joan. “Their favorite song that we did for Christmas was Go Tell It on the Mountain.” The number of children in attendance varies from week to week, but one thing remains constant…. they have FUN as they MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD!
Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Recognition
The children of St. James Trinity offered their voices and talents in thankfulness for loving parents, who care for them and teach them to know Jesus.
On Mother’s Day, the children participated in various parts of the liturgy by reading prayers and Bible verses, helping to collect a noisy “coin” offering, and even assisting in the Benediction. The children sang a song with the adult choir which joyfully expressed their gladness at being with their moms in the house of the Lord.
A very special visitor, FloyAnn from Hatchville, also comes on a regular basis to help teach the children through her story telling and ability to find humor and meaning in God’s grace. Here she is clucking a story about faith!