October 2014 Children’s Communion Recognition Service and Reception

Children’s Ministry

We consider ministering to your children not only a calling, but also an honor and a blessing. Our belief is based on Deuteronomy 32:2,

“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”

We don’t underestimate the importance of a child’s spiritual life and look forward to nurturing that all year long. Please join us, serve with us, and watch the children grow in God’s love with us.

For more information about Children’s Ministry, contact Holli Kight, Lay Minister for Children’s Christian Education, at 713-985-3816 or email hidden; JavaScript is required. Email Holli to subscribe to the Children’s Ministry electronic newsletter — it’s the best way to learn about events particular to preschool and grade-school children, and upcoming events specific to younger families.

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St. Martin’s Children’s Ministry has so many opportunities for fun, fellowship and faith as we nurture the spiritual growth of our kids. Watch these videos to learn more about why growing kids’ hearts in the knowledge of Christ is not a job duty; rather it’s a privilege that we share together.

Click below for more information by age group

Newborns – pre-K

Sunday School is offered for newborns— pre-K from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. inside Founders’ Hall. When visiting for the first time, please pick up a Parent Packet located at the Welcome Window. Care is available for newborns — pre-K during all the morning worship services.

Founders’ Hall Classroom Assignments

Storks – Newborns to 12 months

Bunnies – 12 months to 24 months

Lambs – 2 year olds

Butterflies – 3 year olds

Turtles – 4 year olds

Owls – pre-Kindergarten to 5 year olds

Classroom promotion takes place every August; however, babies and toddlers may be promoted quarterly. For more information or questions, please contact Ursella Rylander at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

We offer Sunday School for children Kindergarten – 5th grade from 10:15 – 11 a.m. in the Payne Education Center, second floor. When visiting for the first time, please pick up a Parent Packet located on the tables outside each room.

Grade School Curriculum Guide

Kindergarten – 2nd grade will be learning from The Jesus Storybook Bible that paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus and invites children to see that He is not only at the center of God’s great story of redemption – but He is also at the center of their story too.

3rd – 5th grade will be reading from The Children’s Illustrated Bible to help explain the stories and set them in their historical and geographical context, together with color photographs and maps of places mentioned in the Bible. In addition, these upper elementary grades will be movin’ and shakin’ throughout the year, traveling through different learning spaces such as a Prayer Room, Outreach Project Room and Gameroom, but will stay consistent with 10:10 a.m. drop-off and 11 a.m. pick-up in each of the classrooms.

Payne Education Center Classroom Assignments

Kindergarten (and Bridge) – Room 206

1st Grade – Room 201

2nd Grade – Room 203

3rd Grade – Room 216

4th Grade – Room 215

5th Grade – Room 217

At any moment during our Sunday School classes, please feel free to pop in our fellowship room (210/212) and enjoy love, laughs and coffee with other parents! Look in the Children’s Ministry e-newsletter for details. email hidden; JavaScript is required to ask to join our e-newsletter!

There are special Sundays when Sunday school does not meet. Look in the Children’s Ministry e-newsletter for these special dates. 

2014-2015 Calendar

2014 Schedule

No Sunday School in observance of St. Martin’s Day
Sunday, November 16

No Sunday School in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
Sunday, November 30

Christmas Outreach Project — Seafarers of Texas
Sunday, December 14, 10:15 a.m.
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Choristers Christmas Program
Sunday, December 21, 9:15 a.m.
Old Church
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No Sunday School in observance of the Christmas holiday
Sunday, December 28

2015 Schedule

No Sunday School in observance of the Christmas holiday
Sunday, January 4

Parent Summit Meeting
Sunday, January 11, 10:15 a.m.
The Island
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Faith Alive Weekend
Friday, February 20 –  Sunday, February 22
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No Sunday School in observance of Outreach Sunday
Sunday, March 8

No Sunday School in observance of Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 29

No Sunday School in observance of Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 5

No Sunday School in observance of Memorial Day
Sunday, May 24

Vacation Bible School
June 8 – 11
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seafarer christmas tree-01Seafarers’ Christmas Gift Boxes

We will share this year’s Christmas with countless seamen traveling into the Port of Houston and we are asking for your help!

Donations accepted November 2 – December 7 in Payne Education Center Room 202. Drop baskets available and marked with Seafarer sign.

Children’s Ministry will pack, wrap and decorate these boxes in Sunday school on December 14 at 10:15 a.m.

Grab a shoe box or baggie and fill it with any of the items listed below.

Gum
Hard candy
Key chains
Paper
Envelopes
Pencils
Pens
Playing cards
Puzzles
Games

Postcards
Socks
Stamps
Texas souvenirs
Baseball caps
Band-aids
Combs
Dental floss
Flashlight
Kleenex

Q-tips
Lotion
Lip balm
Nail clippers
Soap
Shampoo
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Disposable camera

Outreach Ministry will then deliver our gift boxes to the Seafarers’ Center just in time for Christmas!

For more information contact Alyssa Evanich, Administrative Assistant, at 713-985-3812 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Communion Instruction Class

2015 Schedule Coming Soon
10:15 a.m.

Old Church

Join us for the three-week series teaching children about the Eucharist sacraments as the basis of our Christian faith. This class is being offered earlier this year and will not be offered again until next school year. Designed for children 3rd grade and older, the sessions offer children an insight into the Lord’s Supper and the act of receiving Communion each week in church. It’s designed to teach children on a level they can understand and know that all baptized Christians are included at the Lord’s Table.

Children’s attendance during all three weeks of the series is imperative, and parents are required to attend the classes with their child and continue teaching at home as we prepare children for their Communion Recognition service. Registration is required