Children

Our goals are for children of Christ Church, from birth through 5th grade, to understand that they are known and loved by God and their church family, and that they belong to God’s family and the family of Christ Church.

Christmas Pageant – Dec. 18

This year’s Christmas pageant will take place Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Fourth and fifth graders have their leading roles and are practicing each week. Please have the lead cast report to the Parish Hall every Sunday, from 11 a.m. to noon. All others, age three through third grade who would like to participate can sign up on their Sunday School sign in sheet room or notify Bailey Anthony via banthony@ccral.org to sign up by Sunday, Dec. 4. After this time, the directors will need to make plans based on the numbers registered. Pageant practice for kindergarten through fifth grades will take place during Sunday School on Sunday, Dec 11, and fourth and fifth grade will practice from 11 a.m. to noon in the parish hall. Dress rehearsal will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17 (9-10:30 a.m. for fourth and fifth grade; 10-noon for all). Fourth and fifth graders interested in submitting a Christmas drawing for the bulletin, please draw on white paper or card stock in pen or pencil and submit to Bailey by Monday, Dec. 12.

Craft Team

The Craft Team preps weekly creative additions to our lessons, especially for our youngest members. All supplies and easy directions are provided. Craft prep can be at home or at church. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sarah Phipps at sphipps@ccral.org.

Communion

All who are baptized are welcome for communion at the altar. For first graders, we also incorporate a study of the Eucharist during the winter and spring, which culminates with a communion celebration and reception.

Baptism

God gives us new life through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. There are designated Baptism Sundays during the year, typically the second Sunday of the month. When you are ready to plan for your child’s Baptism, please call Anderson Davis at the church office (834-6259 x100). It is wise to call in advance since it can take as long as 3 months to get on the calendar.

God’s Girls Bible Study

Fourth and fifth grade Girls’ Bible Study is held on Monday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Christ Church. This group shares a devotion with time for connection and snack. Please email banthony@ccral.org for more information or to sign up.

Sunday School

Sunday School is held Sunday mornings from 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the Baker Wing. If you have a child in the 3-year old-class (children who are three before Aug. 31) to fifth grade, please register for Children’s Sunday school via this link.

Sunday Nursery Care

Nursery and childcare is available each Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our nursery provides loving, safe and compassionate care for infants (8 weeks) through 4-year-olds. The paid nursery staff are the primary caregivers for the children in the nursery. Here is how our nursery classrooms are broken down:

  • Infant nursery: infants 8 weeks and older (until they are walking comfortably)
  • Toddler nursery: toddlers through 2-year-olds
  • 2-year-old classroom: children who turned 2 before Aug. 31, 2021
  • 3-year-old classroom: children who were 3 before Aug. 31, 2021
  • 4-year-old classroom: children who were 4 before Aug. 31, 2021