If you choose to join us from home, we'll see you on Sunday mornings weekly on Facebook, more info below.
Epworth Kids Explorations:
Toddler and Preschool Theme:
Join us in-person during all Sunday morning worship services or virtually at 11am on the children’s facebook page facebook.com/Epworthkids.
This summer, our Preschool and Toddler kids will explore the Biblical truth: Jesus can help me do everything! During this hands-on, action-packed large group/small group time your early childhood kiddos will explore what Jesus says about treating others with love, joy, peace, and patience! During their Bible story time, they will work on memorizing this Bible Memory Verse: “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) It is our prayer that with the help of Jesus, your little one will begin to see that when we choose to treat others with love, joy, peace, and patience we can make waves of kindness that can literally change the world!
Join us in-person at 9:45am in the children’s wing or virtually at 10am on the children’s facebook.com/Epworthkids.
This summer, our Elementary kids will explore an engaging study titled 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Kids about Living For Jesus. Each week your kids will engage in kid-sized theology that really cements the fundamentals of faith into kids’ hearts and heads. Each lesson uses Scripture, conversation, and hands-on activities to teach kids vital truths that include: living in the hope and joy of Jesus, showing the glory and truth of Jesus to others, trusting in Jesus for eternity, and much more. Our prayer is that this summer’s study will serve as a launchpad sending your kids into a rewarding and exciting journey of faith.
Elementary Families: Our Elementary Large Group Team continues to provide weekly worship throughout our time of social distancing. Join us each Sunday at 10am as we stream live! We are looking to interact with your children during these live events and encourage posting in the comments section while we are live to let us know who is watching with us, to play along with Jeff's silly games, and to ask/answer any questions. If you happen to watch later, that's okay too! You can still post in the comments and we will do our best to respond to each of you though out the week! Follow the Epworth Children's Ministry page.
Toddler & Preschool Families: Toddler and Preschool friends can experience their Large Group worship time from home! Join us each Sunday at 11am for their weekly worship time with their pal Ollie and other First Look friends. We will post the worship videos on our children's Facebook page and invite you to help your child interact with us through that platform. Follow the Epworth Children's Ministry page.
Online Resources for Parents & Families:
During this time of social distancing we want to best equip parents to explore faith with their children at home. In addition to our weekly Large Group live sessions, and posting our children's take home materials online, we wanted to share some additional online resources with you.
Stay tuned to Epworth Children's Ministry Facebook page for posts on how to weave faith into your daily activities with your children. Ideas will be posted often (even daily) to give parents plenty of creative ways to help their children stay grounded in their faith. If you don't already, follow us on facebook @epworthkids.
Download the Parent Cue App for access to a ton of online resources directly connected to what your toddler - 5th graders use here at Epworth Kids.
Click here for fun videos and additional content for our elementary Sunday School curriculum.
Click here for several christian parenting resources compiled by an outside source including coloring pages, online kids church, event a specific section for resources around Covid-19.
- Toddler and Preschool friends can now experience their Large Group worship time from home!
Parents, help your child engage with their weekly Bible Story. Each Sunday at 11am we will post the worship videos on our children's facebook page and invite you to help your child interact with with us through that platform. Just click here.
Virtual Excursion Ideas:
God has created a bounty of beauty in nature and animals. Further more, humans are created in His image... meaning we have some of that creativity in us! Some of you may have planned to travel for Spring break to go enjoy His creation or visit museums to bask in a visual reminder that God created us to create! Due to many travel closures, we've been working on compiling a list of creative ways to explore at home. If you have other resources you'd like to see added, email [email protected].
Virtual Destinations: a compilation of virutal destinations put together by a teacher.
Online Doddle Sessions: Bust out your paper and art supplies and express your inner creativity with these online doddle sessions.
- Visit National Parks from Home: Talk about where you see God through these Natural treasures!
Educational activities for Home:
Click here for a list of over 75 educational activities for when you're stuck at home to help with boredom. There are ideas in math, science, social studies, and much more!
Talking to your Kids about Coronavirus:
It can be overwhelming for adults to grasp all the information regarding COVID-19. Imagine what it must be like for our children. The links below provide helpful Information about discussing COVID-19 with your children. When we don't have all the answers, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a resource that can help adults remain calm and keep their children calm in the midst of uncertainty.
- Talking with Children (CDC)
- How to talk to your Kids about Coronavirus (PBS)
- Helping your Kids with scary news (blog)
- Anxiety Conversation Guides
Helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Parents can download these age-appropriate resources from our Sunday School curriculum partners to find tips and practical ways to help their children.