2 Timothy 1:6 ~ " I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God."
Faith is passed from generation to generation. Family is the cornerstone to our children's faith development. On Fire is St Luke's comprehensive plan for Spiritual Education, designed with developmental and spiritual growth markers.
Spark is our ministry to the very young children and their families. Parents bond with their children during this special time made just for them. They meet other parents and have opportunity to visit and talk about the joys and challenges of small children. Each age has a theme appropriate to what they experience in physical, emotional, and spiritual growth during that year. Beyond the walls of the church, families get together for socials, play dates, and activities.
Flame is our family ministry that focuses on elementary school-aged children. In addition to weekly Sunday School lessons, there are a variety of programs and events for elementary children and their families to participate in. St Luke's partners with the families in helping children grow spiritually and learn to stand strong in their Christian faith
The St Luke’s nursery operates weekly during all worship services on Saturdays and Sundays for ages 3 and under. Care is also offered during mid-week services for Advent and Lent. During holidays such as Christmas, care is provided. Our nursery care workers are paid employees of St. Luke’s. If requested, our nursery is open for other special services and occasions.
Our Sunday School for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds, and grades 1-6 is offered every Sunday from September through May. Each class has a yearly theme, Bible characters they focus on, Bible verses to memorize, and an annual family event. Some of the highlights of the year include:
- Christmas programs,
- Super Sundays, with drama, puppets, and skits,
- a five week Bible Adventure with a special service project, and
- summer Vacation Bible School.
The classes are taught by dedicated volunteers from St Luke’s.
The St Luke’s Children’s Choir is made up of 1st through 6th graders. They meet weekly for rehearsal September through May. No audition is required. The choir sings for worship monthly and for special services and events such as the Angel Breakfast, the Sunday School Christmas Program, the Children’s Christmas Eve service, and Palm Sunday. At the end of the choir year, the choir presents a Christian musical/drama.
Kids for Christ
One Wednesday each month
This is an activity and Bible Study time for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. They meet monthly September through June. Most meetings are in Malkow Hall at St Luke's, and begin with an evening meal. Activities include relay races, team games, service projects, a lock-in, outdoor water games, cooking, Laserquest, a family picnic, prayer and Bible Study. Friends are welcome.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, St Luke's VBS is filled with unforgettable Bible-learning experiences kids will see, hear, touch, and even taste! KidVid Cinema shares real stories of real kids who are shining God’s light in everyday life! Plus, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats keep everyone on the move.
If you'd like to volunteer to help with VBS 2017, click here to register. Participant registration will be open in May.