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Children & Family

Our Children & Family Ministries
team offers Christian Formation through
a faith-enriching curriculum and
community-building events.
Our staff works collaboratively with
Good Shepherd families to nurture faith
journeys from preschool through
high school graduation. We welcome
all families – whether long-tenured or
brand-new to the parish – to join
these programs.

Windsor Campus contact: Jessica Riels
The Hill contact: Phillip Bedford

OutdoorGodlyPlay

SUMMER OFFERINGS 

Shepherd + Edge Camp 2022
EMBARK: Trust in the Lord and get on board!
June 27–July 1   |   9:00–12:00p
Windsor Campus
Join us on a journey through the story of Noah’s Ark, through adventures in art, music, and mindfulness. Shepherd + Edge Camp is for ages 3 years-5th grade. Registration is now closed. We are currently seeking Children in 6th–12th grades that can serve as Youth Helpers for the week. For more information about Youth Helpers and to register, click HERE.
Please note: one parent of registered campers is asked to volunteer with decorating, clean up at the end of camp, hospitality, or as group leader.

Steve the Shepherd
May–September
everywhere
As we prepare to embark on our summer adventures, don’t forget to take Shepherd Steve along and post to social media using #ShepherdSteve.
1. Download printable Steve the Shepherd HERE.
2. Print out, cut out and color Steve and his accessories.
3. Take Steve with you on your activities and when you travel.
4. Take photos with Steve wherever you go.
5. Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #ShepherdSteve and email them to Jessica Riels.


WORSHIP 

Sundays   |  9:15a
Early Church
Windsor Campus, PLC
Please join us on Sunday morning service in the PLC. With special attention to children ages 8 years and younger, this service will be shorter in duration, including a brief sermon.

Sundays | 10:30a
Children’s Chapel
Windsor Campus, Church Building and PLC
Children will attend a 10:30a worship service with their family, and when prompted will exit the service with an adult volunteer before the sermon. They will meet in the Gathering Room (2nd floor, Education Building) for a short lesson, and return to worship (both services) before Communion begins. Please consider volunteering as a Children’s Chaplain on a summer Sunday by clicking HERE.


NURSERY 

Sundays   | 9:45 – 11:45a
Both Campuses, Nursery
Nursery care is provided for our youngest members (under 3 years old) every Sunday during the 10:30a services. In a warm and nurturing environment, we will assist you in beginning to build your child's faith foundation from the ground up. Children can be picked up at any time. We look forward to greeting you and your children for nursery care!


WEEKLY FORMATION   |   CHILDREN 

PLEASE NOTE: All weekly children formations are take a summer break starting June, and will restart in September. 

Godly Play
Sundays   |   10:15a
Windsor Campus, Playground
Godly Play stories are available HERE on the Godly Play Foundation YouTube channel. Parents can drop off at the playground at 10:15a. The class will begin at 10:30a with a story, snack, and response (art) time. Parents will return to pick up the children at the Peace. If you would like to subscribe to the Children & Family email, please contact Jessica Riels.

Children’s Choir
Wednesdays   |   5:30p
Windsor Campus, Allen Hall
Children’s Choir is open to all children that find joy and comfort in singing. No previous choir experience necessary. If you would like to join the Children’s Choir group, please contact Christina Baird.

Edge
Wednesdays   |   6:30p
Windsor Campus, Playground
Every week our elementary age friends will gather in community for games, discussions, and outreach opportunities. We have two classes: K-2nd grades and 3rd-5th grades. Please email Jessica Riels for more information.


PARENTING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

NPR’s Life Kit: What to Tell Kids When the News is Scary
The Conscious Kid: How to Talk to Kids About Race
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies