What is Children’s Ministry? Children's Ministry at Wasatch is an active, vibrant community that supports children ages birth-6th grade and their families. Children’s Ministry is the gateway through which many children access the stories of the Bible and the community of church. Children’s Ministry provides a place within the body of the church for children to engage with the Word of God, experience fellowship with each other and with the larger church community, and a place where children can explore their spirituality in a variety of ways.
What does Children’s Ministry do? Children’s Ministry offers: programs that teach kids about the Word of God and the love of Jesus; a space for kids and families to share fellowship and community together; opportunities to play and grow together, and ways to serve others in Christian hospitality.
Children’s Ministry programs are an opportunity for children to come to know God and God’s abounding love for them through storytelling, song, exploration, and play. We teach the stories of the Bible, their history, and their relevance and inspiration for our lives today in developmentally appropriate ways- through song, dance, art, games, discussions, prayers, and play.
Children’s Ministry offers an extended family of friends to share in fellowship with. We share meals, we share our joys and concerns, and we come together as a community to share worship together.
In Children’s Ministry we strive to do that which kids love most- to play! We are silly and laugh together, and create opportunities to dwell in the joy of the Lord through play.
We are a community of compassion and kindness who are empathetic to one another and who show the goodness of God to the world through acts of service. We offer opportunities for all, believing that no one is too young or too old to play a part in helping our church, our community, and our world.
The many activities and opportunities offered through Children's Ministry are outlined below. For more information, contact Stasha Lewis, Interim Children's Ministry Director - email@example.com.
Sunday School is offered during the academic year for children 3 yrs old - 6th grade. Sunday begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 11:00 a.m. For more information on Sunday school classes, click here.
Childcare is available in the Nursery on the main level every Sunday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m during the summer worship schedule. Ages 4 and under are welcome at any point in the Nursery. In addition, Sunday School for kids 3-5 years old is also offered from 10:15 - 11:00 a.m during the academic calendar year.
Children’s Ministry offers a variety of activities that help families get to know each other and grow in their faith as a community. Some of these activities include monthly Friday Family Fun Nights at the church, special outings such as bowling, ice skating, swimming, and seasonal celebrations such as a Halloween Party, Advent Festival, and an Easter Celebration.
Recognizing the different needs, desires, and abilities of the oldest in Children’s Ministry, Club 56 provides special fellowship activities, leadership opportunities, and service projects for our 5th and 6th graders. Click here for more information on Club 56.
Each June, children ages 3 years old - 3rd grade have the opportunity to attend Camp Wasatch, which is designed to provide a Vacation Bible School-like experience. It’s typically held in the evenings and takes place at Wasatch.
Each summer WPC sends a group of kiddos to Camp Tuttle Episcopal Camp in Big Cottonwood Canyon. We're so glad we have this partnership with Camp Tuttle and think camp is such an empowering, fun place for young people.
Camp Tuttle offers a ropes course with a wide variety of low events and some exciting high events, and can accommodate people and groups of all ages and abilities! There's also beautiful hiking trails, a wide range of activities such as basketball, bread making, theater, arts and crafts, rock climbing, talent shows, music, campfires, counselor hunt and other fun group games. The camp community shares in services filled with great friends and fun music. Services are led by Episcopal priests from all around Utah and beyond!
Children in 3rd - 6th grades serve as acolytes during the 11:15 worship service each Sunday. For more information on acolytes, click here.