What a lot of little bodies there are at Christ the Lord — and how they are loved! Under the watchful eye of Diane Thomas, Directorof Children’s Ministry (ext. 116), programs are offered which teachthe faith, nurture joy and security, and fill the halls with laughter and noise!

Children’s Sunday School: Weekly our children learn of Jesus,connect with friends, and experience Christ’s love through dedicated teachers. At 10:00, there are classes available for children 4 through 5th grade. Our High School and Middle School students gather at 10 am for classroom Bible study.

Friends of Faith: This group offers fun, education, and fellowship for our children ages 4 through 6th grade. Meeting each Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, children visit centers for crafts, music, Bible study, and dinner! The Children’s Choir, meeting during Friends of Faith, sings regularly in worship. There is a registration fee for this program to cover the cost of the meal.

Children’s Chimers: Children in first through fifth grade are welcome to participate in the Children’s Chime Choir, which meets on Sundays at 11:00 am. They share their music in Sunday services.

Vacation Bible School: A summertime tradition, VBS fills the halls, the classes, the sanctuary, the fellowship hall, the parking lot— you get the picture! Join us for this action-packed, Spirit-packed week.

Summer Sunday School: Ages 4 through rising 6th graders are invited to enjoy fellowship and worship during the 10:00 service. Check the church calendar for the Sundays it is offered.

Little Friends of Faith: It is a ministry for children under age 4 along with their parent(s). There are fun-filled activities for the children throughout the evening and fellowship for the adults, including dinner together. A wonderful way for our little ones and parents to bond, the schedule coincides with Friends of Faith, which older siblings may attend. We meet for two 12-week semesters beginning in August and January.

Servant Camp for Preteens: At a week-long day camp, rising fifth, sixth, and seventh graders benefit from experiences in outreach and adventure. The group serves various organizations in the community during the morning. After lunch, fellowship and fun activities like bowling and laser tag are planned for the group. The cost is limited to the activity fees.

Adaptive Sunday School: We have recently added a Sunday School class for students with special needs. Staffed by trained professionals and volunteers, this group enjoys Bible lessons and crafts while their parents attend church or Sunday School. The class meets from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and may be attended for one or two hours.