All congregation members, children especially, are invited to join us for this event that celebrates the start of Lent. We will serve a simple meal at 5 p.m. and participate in Lenten seed planting afterwards. This event will end before the 6 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel. Seeds are a symbol of the Lenten journey to Easter. We will plant seeds in individual jars, and participants may take their planted seeds home to watch them grow throughout the forty days of Lent.
Communion Class for Children and Parents
Sunday, March 1st, 2020, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
For all children, 1st grade and older, who would like to know more about the sacrament of communion and experience the fellowship of being welcomed at the table, will hold a class after worship. Lunch will be served and the class will last until 2 p.m. Parents are invited to attend so that the whole family can learn about the sacraments. In order to teach your children more about the sacrament of communion, a handout has been prepared for parents.
2. Palm Sunday Project:
We celebrate Palm Sunday with this fellowship tradition for our children in Watson Hall during Sunday Church School. The Palm Sunday Project helps us to remember Jesus’ journey to the cross and the celebration of Easter. After they recess out of worship, children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited to Watson Hall to participate with their Sunday Church School classes to make symbols of Lent, palm crosses, and other Holy Week crafts. Younger children in the 2s and 3s classes will have activities provided in their Sunday Church School classrooms and 6th-7th grades will have Lent activities in their classrooms too.
This party is especially for children up to 5 years old. Children will learn about the origin of St. Nicholas, hear the story of Jesus’ birth, and get a special visit from St. Nicholas himself! It’s a great afternoon of storytelling and crafts for younger children held on the third floor of the Parish House, beginning in the Living Room. Remove your shoes as you come in for a special surprise!
Christmas Pageant and Family Service
Sunday, Dec. 24, 2020, 4 p.m.
Every year, nearly 100 children of The Brick Church celebrate Advent and Christmas by participating in the Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve. Children 4 years old through 7th grade are invited to register and sign up to participate in one of the many roles offered. We do not audition for parts; there is room for everyone, but preference usually goes to older children for speaking parts. Because so many children are involved in this program, we ask parents to volunteer to help with preparation and production. Our scheduled rehearsals help children feel confident in their roles, and their attendance is important.