Children

Our goals for children of Christ Church, from birth through 5th grade, are 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.

To sign up for Children’s Ministry emails, please visit this link.

Pit Stop for Parents

As our children grow up, life only begins to move faster. In the midst of school and activities, we can often miss the experience of faith development and a deeper understanding of relationship in the family. The hope is to allow a space where parents can stop and reflect on how we can help our children develop through communication and connection with their family and faith. Classes are offered periodically with a different guest speaker, target age group, and focus or theme. Visit this link to view resources and more information about our next event.

Cherub Choir

The Christ Church Cherub Choir is comprised of children ages kindergarten through third grade. Rehearsals are held at church on Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. We sing in church monthly at the 9 a.m. service and on other occasions including the Christmas Eve family service, Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday. No experience (or skill) necessary, just a desire to make a joyful noise! Contact Caroline Braswell with questions via carolinebraswell@gmail.com or (919) 271-3935.

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.

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 at (919) 834-6259. It is wise to call in advance since it can take up to three months to get on the calendar.

Sunday School

Sunday School is held weekly from 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the Baker Wing. If you have a child age three to fifth grade, please register for Children’s Sunday school via this link.

View the curriculum summary below:

  • 3 & 4 year-olds – Stories from the Old Testament
  • Kindergarten – Godly Play of Christian Heritage
  • 1st Grade – The Sacraments – Baptism and Holy Communion
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade –The Ministry of Jesus
  • 4th & 5th Grade – Serving in the Church

Sunday Nursery Care

Nursery and childcare are 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, 2023
  • 3-year-old classroom: children who were 3 before Aug. 31, 2023
  • 4-year-old classroom: children who were 4 before Aug. 31, 2023