"Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs."
–Mark 10:13

Children's Ministries and Activities

For more information regarding Children's Ministry programming, contact the Children's Ministry Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-255-8700, ext 243.

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Current Children's News

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Wiggle Worship

Our Saviour’s is offering a brand-new worship service designed specifically for kids!

Wiggle Worship is a service for children and their parents (and children at heart).
We'll sing fun songs, and we’ll learn about why we do what we do in worship.


"Wiggle Worship" will focus on themes such as:
Why do we stand/sit during certain parts of worship?
What does the word "Alleluia" mean?
Why do worship leaders sometimes wear robes?
Why do we pass the peace in the middle of the worship service?
How do I use a hymnal?
Why is the church sometimes decorated in different colors?
How to stay awake during a sermon?
Wiggle Worship services will be offered at Our Saviour’s on a regular basis (once a month or so).

 

 

Nursery

Nursery Nursery

The Our Saviour's nursery is provided from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Sundays for children from infancy until they are eligible for enrollment in Sunday School (which is age 3 by September 1st of any given year).

 

Moms & Tots Group

Mom n Tot Group Mom n Tot Halloween

Moms and Tots Group is a new ministry that features a few choices for participation; you can join them all or choose which of the following works with your schedule. 

Bible Study/Discussion Group

Looking for support and encouragement as a mom? Join us once a month and enjoy meaningful conversation, laughter, and friendship as you’re supported in your journey through parenthood. All moms and dads are welcome!

Moms' Group Dinner Night Out

Moms enjoy a night out for dinner without their children the first Monday of every month. Come for fun, fellowship, and amazing food!

 

Mom & Tot Music Time for Preschoolers

Want to get your groove on? This class is designed for children ages 12 months through preschool, but younger kids are welcome too. It is held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00am. We spend our time singing, dancing, doing fun activities, and reading stories to get the kids moving.

 

Friends of Faith

Friends of Faith

This is a program for kids who are kindergarten age and up. We use a "Veggie Tales" curriculum that features movies, activities, and games to reinforce core-value lessons. This group meets the second Friday of each month 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

 

Jr. S.A.L.T

Jr. S.A.L.T

Jr. S.A.L.T. (Service and Learning Team) is a service project program for 3rd through 5th grade children. This group completes service projects by assisting people in need. Participants experience important life skills like being responsible and organized, taking a leadership role, and sharing a caring spirit.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School

Sunday School is held each Sunday from September through May from 10:10 to 10:50 am. Children, 3 years old through fifth grade are invited to participate. Children begin their Sunday School session by singing songs during music time, then they watch a short video that introduces the lesson of the week. An offering is collected to support a chosen mission. Next, the children move to their age-appropriate classrooms to read from the Whirl Bible and do an activity that reinforces the lesson of the week. They play games, do a wrap-up activity, and pray to conclude their time together.

 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School logo Vacation Bible School
Our Saviour’s offered an exciting week of Vacation Bible School June 19-23, 2017. This year's VBS theme was "Passport to Peru: Discovering God's Good Gifts". To view a fun, recap video from this year's Passport to Peru VBS, click here.

The 2016 VBS theme was "Cave Quest, Following Jesus, the Light of the World". Children participated in Bible stories, skits, crafts, outdoor games, indoor games, and the ever-popular themed-snack. Everyone got involved and enjoyed a special worship event celebrating the week's fun and Bible-based lessons. To view photos from the Our Saviour's VBS weeks, please check out our Photo Gallery.

 

Children's Music

 

Children's Choirs: Jubilation - Music and Drama

Jubilation logo

The Jubilation children's choirs meet on Wednesday evenings for dinner then rehearsal. All children's choirs perform in worship services about once a month.

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Our Saviour’s has choirs for all ages:

Jubilation - Music and Drama has choirs for all ages of children!

The Joyful Sound choir is for Preschool and Kindergarten-age children

The Rejoice! choir is for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders

The Hallelujah choir is for 4th, 5th, 6th graders

The G.O.D. (Giving Our Devotion) choir is for 7th graders and higher

For more information please see Children's Musical Opportunities.

 

Jubilate Ringers

The Jubilate Ringers handbell choir is for anyone who would like to participate in a beginning bell choir, beginning at age 7, with no upper age limit at all! Participants gather for dinner and rehearsal on Wednesday evenings during the school year, and they ring in worship about once a month. Email Jubilate Ringers Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information, or call her at 224-805-2282.

 

Drama Team

A group of children rehearse on Wednesday evenings for dramatic skits which they present to their fellow Sunday School students on several Sundays throughout the school year.

 

Follow the Star

Follow the Star

Follow the Star is our annual Christmas play that is performed by the children and youth of Our Saviour's. Third through eighth graders are encouraged to participate. There are more than 20 speaking parts available. The "Follow the Star" performance is given in December.

 

First Communion

Communion Banner

Children in 3rd grade are invited to participate in the preparation for their First Communion. A special 3-hour class is required, as well as participation in the Seder Dinner. Children and their families create their own banner and complete a service project to commemorate the occasion. First Communion is offered in April during the worship services.