Children and Youth
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Children are at the heart of life at Redeemer! Children learn about the word of God through our Children's Christian Education programs; they are involved in worship services, they play music in our services, and they form lifelong friendships with each other through their experiences.
St. Francis Room is a class for older toddlers that are ready for more structured play. Children can be dropped off prior to the 10:00 a.m. services for biblical story time followed by coloring, crafts, and play.
The Playroom is a joyful place where professional childcare providers are available on Sundays from 8:45 a.m. to Noon to look after our youngest parishioners (ages 0-2). Snacks such as goldfish, pretzels, and animal crackers are provided.
BEATS by CoR (Bridge for Early Adolescents and Teens) is a developmentally appropriate formation program for 5th through 8th graders. It focuses on using real-world and relevant topics to explore ideas of faith for “Tweens” and Early Teens. BEATs meets regularly for breakfast and formation on Sundays at 8:45 a.m., and once per month on an evening or weekend for fellowship and service projects.
Children’s Liturgy is an age-appropriate mini-service for 1st through 4th graders during the 10:00 am services. The kids are the leaders in this service, acting as readers, acolytes, and leading prayers as they learn the rhythms of our liturgy. Children begin in the Banquet or Sanctuary with their families before processing to the chapel for the worship experience. They rejoin…Read More »
Club CoR is a formation class for 1st through 4th graders that is designed to build community between the children. It includes ongoing elements that will become familiar each week, as well as new learning topics. The class meets at 8:45 a.m. in the Great Hall for a light breakfast before transitioning to the Parlor for class to experience and learn some aspect of who we are in C…Read More »
Godly Play is a Montessori-based program for 3 to 6 year olds during the 10:00 a.m. services that gives them an opportunity to learn foundational bible stories in a safe and welcoming environment that fosters discovery learning. The structure of the class parallels the church worship service with a greeting, a story, response time, a feast, and a goodbye blessing.
Redeemer Preschool is a Christian preschool serving children ages 2½ to 5. Our children grow socially, spiritually and academically through a loving, hands-on, holistic curriculum that allows children to grow at their own speed and to just be children. The supportive teachers, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and weekly chapel time are fully integrated to provide children…Read More »
Redeemer Youth Group meets every Sunday after the 10:00 a.m. services for formation, as well as Sunday afternoons and evenings periodically throughout the year for fun, fellowship events, and service activities.
Youth Confirmation Class for 9th graders takes place on Sunday afternoons from 12-1:30 p.m. beginning in January. The program not only focuses on preparing youth for Confirmation, but also challenges them to explore their faith through meetings with mentors, small group discussion, and a trip to a mosque.
Youth Mission Trips are the heart of the youth program. The service missions trips during the Summer to Appalachian Tennessee and Vinton County, Ohio offer a chance for children in 7th through 12th grade and leaders to serve as disciples in Christ to those in need and reaffirm our baptismal covenant.