“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:4
CHILDREN AT ASCENSION
Wonder is at the heart of our children’s programming. Sometimes this word makes us think of that sense of surprise and amazement when we encounter something new or inspiring. Other times, wonder can be the act of being curious or asking a question. We believe that fostering a sense of wonder among our children will help prepare them for a lifelong faith journey. At Ascension, we strive to partner with parents and guardians to raise caring, generous, and loving children who are prepared for the challenges of growing up in a busy, noisy world.
We offer Sunday formation classes for children of all ages as well as programs throughout the year for children, parents, and families.
NEWBORN - 4 YEARS
Children are always welcome in Ascension’s worship services!
CHILDREN | 9 AM ON SUNDAYS
Early Childhood: Pre-K–2nd Grade or 4-8 yrs old
Built around sacred stories and wondering, Godly Play encourages openness, discovery, community, and relationships. Rooted in Montessori educational philosophy, it offers our younger worshipers a hands-on approach to understanding the Bible and our faith. Some stories are told during one week, while others are told across several weeks.
Older Childhood: 3rd–5th Grade or 9-11 yrs old
Paula Tucker Memorial Chapel
Celebrate Wonder offers activities, experiences, spiritual practices, and reflection to appeal to a child's sense of wonder to help them build a rich spiritual life. By embracing and celebrating children, Celebrate Wonder is designed to help children grow and develop with a sense of spiritual awareness and tools to express that faith.
Celebrate Wonder (All Ages)| Zoom
Specifically tailored to meet the demands of online teaching for all age groups, this Celebrate Wonder offering uses the same model based in activity, wonder, and spiritual practice to help our children connect with their faith even when they aren't able to join us in person.
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN
WORSHIP AND EUCHARIST (3RD GRADE & UP)
Sundays @ 10:30 | Nave
From 3rd Grade up, children are encouraged to stay in the worship service each Sunday and become active participants in the service—shown to be the greatest tool for faith formation. We love to see children in our worship services! For those children who may need some additional creative outlets during worship, visit our Creative Worship Center near the sound booth.
SERVING IN WORSHIP & EUCHARIST
(3rd Grade and up)
Scheduled in advance for Sunday
There are many ways to participate in our liturgy! Children can serve as acolytes, readers, and greeters. We love to see children in our worship service! For more information on participating in these roles, contact Mtr. Teresa.