Children’s Ministry


Our desire is to welcome children to Christ Church and introduce them to the love of God through the stories of the Bible.

Children’s Ministries at Christ Church is full of lots of joy and energy and is ever growing in numbers of children year after year. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join the Children’s Ministries Team in a wide variety of ways. Please see our list of offerings below and/or contact our Director of Children’s Ministries, Amy Avery at  for more information. You may also see and sign up for volunteer positions at the following link:

Children’s Sermon

During the 9:00 AM Service – All Year

Children ages 3 years to 5th grade

Prior to the adult sermon, children are invited to come forward for a five minute sermon by the clergy.

Children’s Chapel/Tween Chapel

During 9:00 AM Service —  All Year

Children ages 3 years to 5th grade.

After the children’s sermon, children leave the sanctuary with the adult leaders for approximately 30 minutes to attend either Children’s Chapel or Tween Chapel.

Children’s Chapel: Children ages 3 through 2nd grade will attend Children’s Chapel where they will learn about the Bible story and participate in a response activity which may include singing, crafts or games. Children’s Chapel is lead by adult chapel leaders.

Tween Chapel: Children who are in 3rd through 5th grades will attend Tween Chapel where they will have the opportunity to take on leadership roles during the service under the guidance of adult “Shepherds.” Tween Chapel will allow children to have hands on experience and group discussions about Bible readings as well as church practices.

Gather Time

10:10 – 10:50 AM – September through May

Children ages 3 years through 5th grade.

Gather Time will center on topical classes related to church practice and service projects. Lead by volunteers

Throughout the Year

Christmas Pageant

Second Sunday in Advent at 9:00 AM service.

Children age 3 through 5th grade

Parent Volunteers needed.

First Fridays at Fitzhugh

First Friday of the month, during November and December.

Children ages 0 through 8th grade.

Parents are invited to bring their children to the Fitzhugh House for nursery care and planned programs for children through 8th grade each Friday of every month from 6:00pm-8:45pm. Parents may then go and enjoy a night out without kiddos on us. Children will be served dinner and will enjoy age appropriate activities in smaller group settings. Tween Group and Middle School Youth Group will meet at this time.