Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Our goal at St. Francis is to create a safe and nurturing environment for all the children in our care. We create space and opportunities for children to explore playful creativity, spirituality, grow in their gifts and become a part of a community of love.

We understand there are varying comfort levels on bringing children back to church and respectfully honor those choices. For families who want to come back to church but are not wanting to join the Sunday School/Fellowship time activity, bags with paper and pencils are provided. Children will be required to wear a mask while at Saint Francis. We will be utilizing the outside areas as much as possible to enable social distancing, fresh air, and lots of running around.

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Children will leave after Children’s time in the 9:30 Service and return for the Benediction and final song. On Communion Sundays the Children will return for Communion.

 

If you have any questions, concerns, hopes or suggestions, (or would like to participate via Zoom), please email  Saslaksen@stfrancisumc.org

Registration is required. Please fill out the following form and return it to me in person or email.

 

Shar Aslaksen, Coordinator of Multi-age Programs

Children's Ministry Events

 

Green Team Sundays! A member of the Green Team comes to teach Sunday School the third Sunday of the month.

 

The children will explore Digging basins for water flow, Bee Condo’s, Monarch Butterfly Garden, Seed Banks.  All to create a greener, healthier, Saint Francis campus and inspire our next generation to be good steward of our earth.

 

The Sunday School program continues to engage children through art, exploration of our natural world, and spirituality through play and the imagination.

 

 

Apple Annie’s!

Mark your calendar for October 8th!

 

Leaving Saint Francis at 9am if you want to Caravan or meeting at Apple Annie’s at:

11am at the Pumpkin Patch, 6405 W. Williams Road.

Apple Annie’s offers a field of sunflowers, pumpkins, a corn maze, and hayrides. There is a cost for the hayride and to buy your pumpkin. There are vendors for food. I suggest bringing a sack lunch.

Apple Annie's in Wilcox, Arizona (appleannies.com)

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Parents Night Out!

December 3rd - 5:00 - 8:30 pm 

For more information, please contact me at 299-9063, Ext. 102 or email 

saslaksen@stfrancisumc.org