Children's Ministry During Social Distancing
Children's Christian education, commonly known as spiritual formation, is a foundation upon which a lifetime of Christian discipleship is built. At Christ Church, our aim is to foster a relationship with God through worship, education, and creative artistic reflection.
We are committed to continuing to raise up the children of our church and community even when we cannot physically be together. Below, you will find a number of resources to help families and children during social distancing. To learn about creating a Prayer Space in your home like in the photo, please click here.
“Remembering the church year in your family celebrations knits together church and home; it reminds the entire family that faith is lived seven days a week, 365 days a year, in our everyday lives.”
-from Common Prayer for Children and Families by Jenifer Gamber and Timothy J.S. Seamans
Online Resources for Families
Faith @ Home daily lessons provide meaningful ways to practice your faith at home through suggested podcasts, printable coloring sheets, short videos with discussion questions. If you used nothing else, this resource could cover it all!
We Wonder podcast is a daily contemplative Lenten devotional for children. Find a comfortable space, such as your own prayer space, where everyone can relax and listen together.
Prayers for anxious children by Illustrated Children’s Ministry. Printable and “pray-able” coloring sheets.
Covid-19 self-care plan found here to prompt conversation with your family. If you don’t have a printer, you can create your own using the materials you have on hand.
Table Graces can be found here.
Colorful Liturgical Calendar is here.
CEC Lord’s Prayer Yoga video https://www.cecbg.com/lords-prayer-yoga
“Anywhere Worship” is a resource that reminds us that we can worship anywhere! This nice slide show outlines the different parts of our worship service found in the Book of Common Prayer, in case you want to lead Morning Prayer yourself. It was created by Roger Speer from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta, GA for the Episcopal Day School students.
The Book of Common Prayer online pdf is available to everyone free of charge at this time through Church Publishing.
A Prayer for Safety
I am with you now, I will protect you everywhere you go, and I will bring you back to this land.
God, whose glory fills the whole world,
and who is with us wherever we go:
protect us in our daily lives and travels;
surround us with your loving care;
guard us from danger;
and bring us safely into the day’s end. Amen.
-From Common Prayer for Children and Families by Jenifer Gamber and Timothy J. S. Seamans