Children

Children

5th and 6th Graders

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster I personally love the time I get to spend with the 5th and 6th graders. Developmentally they are expressive, talkative, love explaining things, and once they do calm down enough to listen they are beginning to trust one another enough to share some of the tender [...]

Ages Three–Four

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster Three and four year-olds at Kenilworth Union Church are invited into God's love through song, story, and prayer. In chapel, they learn Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments and sing classic children's worship songs. In early childhood, three and four year-olds are learning to [...]

Learning Scripture by Heart

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster At school, third graders are building important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, as well as multiplication, division, and fractions. Physiological and neurological changes in most third graders bring about an increase in physical stamina, attention, and memory. Because of this they are also ready for [...]

Welcome Christine Hides!

A note from Katie Lancaster Christine joins our staff this Monday, September 10 and will serve in a newly created full-time position—Director of Christian Education—working with families, especially youth and children 6th grade and younger. She will lead the older chapel, develop new programs, participate in Middle School Youth Group, and deepen [...]

What can birds tell us about God?

    By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster At Vacation Bible School, we are considering this question: What can birds tell us about God? I love the ancient interpretation of the book of Genesis, that at creation, God hovered like a bird over the pre-creation messy chaos. I imagine God hovering [...]

2018-06-27T08:54:52+00:00Children, Church Stories|

Children’s Day Worship

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster By all accounts, the Outreach Benefit last weekend was a huge success. Funds were raised to support our 39 Outreach Agencies, new friendships were fostered at the dinner tables, and God's love was lifted up. This is one of the ways that we live out the greatest commandment: [...]

2018-05-03T12:47:27+00:00Children, Church Stories, Worship|