Our ministry to our children and youth is the one of the most important, if not the most important goal we have at the Church of the Holy Nativity. Our Children's Ministries exist to support the families of our church and community by providing a faith-filled, and loving environment as we meet on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. For a copy of our newsletter, containing our monthly events for children and youth, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call the church office, 208-888-4342.
Our nursery is staffed by a trained child-care professional and is open on Sundays from 10:30am to 11:30am. For further information or questions about our nursery contact our church office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our young members we use lesson plans created and provided by the National Episcopal Church. Designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary, these lesson plans are written by experienced church school teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of the children and the volunteer teachers.
The children begin services in the sanctuary, listen to a Children's Sermon, and then go to their Sunday School class. They return to the sanctuary to receive communion with their family. During the summer months, formal Sunday School is suspended, but there are activities available during the regular Sunday School time.
Children are very involved and important to the life of the church.Throughout the year there are numerous activities geared to their interests that promote faith, community,and service to others. There is an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday morning, a Mother's Day Gift Shop, Pentecost Sunday Celebration with balloons, All Church Summer Picnic with swimming, Crop Hunger Walk, a Fall Harvest Celebration with "trick or treating" and costumes,Advent Celebration with craft activities, and the Children's Christmas Pageant. Many are trained and participate as Acolytes throughout the year.Please watch this website or check our monthly newsletter for a list of these events. To obtain a copy of our newsletter please contact the office at email@example.com.
Shelli Hansen, an experienced Teacher in Early Childhood Education and a trained Parent Educator in Idaho's Parents as Teachers Program has opened Learning Partners Pre-School, a special program where family, school and community come together to celebrate children. The pre-school runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 11:30am and is for ages 3-5 years of age. For more information call Shelli Hansen, at 208-283-9019.
This is for the age group 6th through 12th grade. The Youth group meets the first and third Sundays of each month at 9:30 AM. The group shares about life and the relevance of the Bible in their lives. There is no Youth Group during the summer, but they may participate in special projects or fellowship events. The group is actively involved with volunteer projects at Holy Nativity and in the community.
The first Sunday of each month is Youth Sunday when the youth of the church serve as ushers, greeters, intercessors, and lectors that day. We encourage the youth to be involved with the worship team by playing instruments or singing
Several times during the year, the group may join in with other youth groups in the diocese for activities or projects.
This is a program for young women ages 13-18. Our purpose is to create a sense of unity and community among our young women of the parish. YCW is comprised of a self-guided/group Bible study and apirituality Program focusing on the areas of faith, church knowledge, individual worth and education, integrity, and service to others.