Children enjoy Christian Education and Mission programs designed especially for them, giving them an opportunity to put their knowledge of God to work in their lives, and in the lives of others in the community. Infants and toddlers are well cared for in a pleasant nursery staffed by trained and responsible professionals.
The purpose of the Children’s Ministry program is to nurture the children and to educate them about the "Good News" of Jesus Christ. Through the Children's Ministry, the church provides opportunities for our children to learn about Christian community through experience, fulfilling the pledge made by Presbyterian congregations whenever a child is baptized. The Children's Ministry at St. Giles consists of a nursery for infants, and Christian Education for toddlers and older children.
For the well being of all, children must be fever and infection-free in order to be placed in the nursery. Parents will be contacted to pick up their children who become ill during the time they are in the nursery.
For children from birth through 24 months nursery care is available from 8:45am – 12:15 pm in the Children’s Center. It is staffed by regular trained sitters who work with member volunteers.
For children who are 2 - 3 years old nursery care is available during both worship times in the Children’s Center. It is staffed by member volunteers. During the Christian Education hour, 2-3 year olds are encouraged to participate in Faith NET.
Two Children's Christian Education classes are held from 9:45 - 10:45 each Sunday from September through May in the St. Giles Children's Center These classes are scheduled between the Contemporary Worship service and the Traditional Worship service.
For children 2 to 4 years old
Faith N.E.T. introduces children to God's love and the church family by providing a loving, Christ-centered environment. Young children learn through play about God's creation and their place in it. This class provides interactive activities including music, story telling, creative movement, and art.
(Teach, Remember, Experience & Know God’s Love)
For children in grades 1 – 5
FAITH T.R.E.K. uses a workshop rotation approach to teach Bible stories in ways that encourage children to experience the story through multiple intelligences: linguistic (words), logical (math), spatial (pictures), kinesthetic (movement/touch), musical, inter- & intrapersonal.
Kids4Missions is the children of St. Giles age 4-5th grade who meet monthly for a hands-on mission project. Each month as they work together they remember their mission verse: "Friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:11
Our music program helps children understand and appreciate traditional and modern Christian music. From September through May, the children participate in music during the Sunday School hour. The children share their talents with the congregation during worship several times a year.