As a faith community, Church of the Heavenly Rest is committed to the nurture of the whole child in the context of Christian community. It is a place where children and families flourish. Our programming is specifically designed to connect with children of all ages and abilities, with the intention of securely attaching them to their faith. Each child has the opportunity to explore and develop his or her Christian identity through art, music, drama, prayer, and liturgy.
Running from 9:30 to 10:20 on Sunday mornings, classes are taught by a team of caring volunteers, many who have children in the program. Our Sunday School classrooms are in the Undercroft (down the stairs past the Chapel). We also offer nursery care for young children.
Baby Play Group
Storytime: The story time group will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 until 12:00 PM in the nursery beginning October 4th. Story time will be followed up with art and movement activities that are developmentally appropriate. The children will also be given additional time to play and socialize in the nursery. The cost for story time will be $50.00 a semester or $100.00 dollars a year. This helps defray the cost of the books and supplies. Payment will be due on or before October 6th. Nobody will be turned away if they cannot afford it. Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible. Sign up here.
Tiny Tots Church: This program is for young children ages birth through 2 years. This is a program for infants, toddlers and their parents. It meets during the Sunday school hour (9:35am until 10:25am) in the nursery. Learn more and register.
Godly Play (for ages 3 to 9) is a method of Christian Education and spiritual direction whereby children learn the art of religious language through parable, sacred story, silence. and liturgical action. In Godly Play we tell the Bible stories to children to encourage them to connect to their personal experience of God.
Sign up here for Godly Play I (ages 3-5)
Sign up here for Godly Play II (ages 6-9)
Club 4, 5 (grades 3 through 5, 9:35am – 10:25am starting September 11) follow a lectionary-based curriculum with Bible readings, discussion, and hands-on activities. Click here to register
Middle School Youth Group: Friends, Faith, and Fun Meets during the Sunday school hour (9:35am-10:25am) beginning September 11. This group is open to youth in grades 6 & 7. The leaders for this Youth Group are the Rev. Robbie Pennoyer and Lindsey Counts and their focus is to develop Christian Community through fun activities and service projects. Learn more and register.
Registration is encouraged but not required. We hope you and your child will join us for Sunday School to discover more about what we are about!
For more information, contact Rhonda Sarrazin Director of Children and Family Ministries.
Baby Playgroup: Baby play group is open to infants and their caregivers meeting every Thursday beginning September 15. They will meet in the nursery from 9:30am to 1:00pm for free play with age appropriate toys.