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Ministries with Children

Our hope and desire is that each child will grow to be the unique individual God has created him or her to be, identifying and freely using the gifts that God has provided. We encourage families to bring children to Church School as often as possible in order to take full advantageous of our Christian formation offerings. Christian formation is very important to us at The Redeemer. We offer an extensive Christian Formation program for all ages. See the Church School page for details.

Click here for a copy of the Children's Ministries section of the 2013 Annual Report.


Celebrating the Communion of the Saints 2012-13
During our church year, we will be celebrating the Communion of the Saints by highlighting some of the saints (or “God’s faithful”) who have gone before us. On these specific saints’ feast days, the readings and the hymnody will celebrate the contributions these saints have made to the Christian life. As we honor our saints, we are reminded how we, too, participate in this great cloud of witnesses through our worship and mission in this life as well as the next. Please plan to be present for these festive days.

Oct. 21        St. James of Jerusalem

Nov. 18        C. S. Lewis

Jan. 20        St. Agnes

May 5            St. Monica


Children’s Liturgy
You may have noticed by now that every Sunday a youth bulletin has been printed since Easter. This bulletin is geared towards children fifth grade and over. It explains how the liturgy is put together, what the liturgy means, and how we can participate in the liturgy more fully. During this school year, the younger children who attend children’s chapel during sermon time, will receive intentional instruction by the clergy as we walk more deeply through the Eucharistic liturgy. They will have the chance to ask questions about things like the Confession, the Nicene Creed, and the Eucharist at their level. Please plan to have your children ready to attend on these special days. (Oct. 2, Oct. 30, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 11, Apr. 22)

Book Cart
Children may borrow books, soft toys or pages to color from the Book Cart in the Narthex and return them after the service.

Children's Chapel
During the 9am service, Children's Chapel is offered for elementary age children. After the Gospel is read, children follow the crucifer to the Chapel next to the main worship space, where they gather for a children's homily and prayers. They return to the main service during the Peace.

Younger Children during Worship
Children age 3 (and potty trained) through Grade K attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I (see Catechesis I section) from 9 to 11 am. On three Sundays of the year, they participate in the Children’s Liturgy during the 9 am service and then attend Catechesis at 10:15.

For the youngest ones (infant through two or three years old), child care is available each Sunday in the Nursery (see Nursery section) from 8:30 to 11:30 am The hours of Nursery care may be extended to begin at 7:30 am or end at 12:30 pm with advance notice to the caregivers or Tory Kline.


Church School Christmas Pageant Video

Watch a short video of our 4th & 5th grade's Christmas Pageant-December 2010.

Catechesis Level I Children sing This Little Light at the 2011 Easter Vigil

             Children from Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I sing 
                  This Little Light of Mine at the 2011 Easter Vigil service.


Church of the Redeemer - 230 Pennswood Road - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010