Children (thru 5th grade)

All Saints is a close-knit church family. We believe that all are called to do God’s work, carrying out His ministry on earth. For that reason, the ministries described below are made possible in part by volunteers who seek to deepen their relationship with others in fulfillment of God’s call. You too are invited to enjoy these ministries and the reward received for making them possible. This program invites the building of community among children and parents. The philosophy is to share God’s love, and to grow in our awareness of His presence in our everyday life. All Saints offers many opportunities for families to participate in activities that help to grow their Christian faith as well as keep their promises made in Baptism.

Featured Upcoming Events

February 21, 28, & March 6, 13, 20 5-6:30 pm We will offer a performing arts opportunity in preparation for
February 25th 3:00-5:00 pm online training Children cannot be expected to protect themselves from abuse.  It is the responsibility of
March 10 & 17 from 12:30-1:45 pm March 28 from 5-6:45 pm Our 1st graders and their parents will begin
Kingdom of Saints & Little Saints March 23rd 9:30-10:30 am Little Saints children and Kingdom of Saints youth join us as we
June 11-14 from 9-noon Family lunch & show June 14th at noon “Whenever I’m afraid, I put my TRUST in You.” Psalm
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SONlight is a time designed for children ages 3K-5th grade. Following the Children’s Message, the children are escorted by the
It is so wonderful seeing all our church families participating in children, youth and adult Sunday school! So many smiling
Are you a benefit member of Thrivent Financial?  Did you know that each year you have Thrivent Choice Dollars to

Children's Calendar

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  • Little Saints Snack Pack Packers for the Ronald McDonald House in Charleston
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Children's Programs

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Nursery Care

Nursery care is available during Sunday school for infants through age 2. Children 3K and older are encouraged to participate in our SPARK Sunday school. Infants and children up to age 5 may stay in the nursery during the worship services.

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Baby Brunch

Baby Brunch is an opportunity held a few times a year for children 3 and under and their parents to gather for refreshments, fellowship, playtime and devotions with others in the same stage of life. Baby Brunches are hosted by the Youth and Family Roundtable and are held between services.

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Baptism Promises Milestones

  • Opportunities for parents in fulfilling their Baptism promise
  • Geared for each age group
  • Child & their parents participate (for same understanding, points for discussion and support base)
  • Offered each school year so that each age child & their parents can grow in their awareness of their part in our All Saints family
  • Includes topics: Welcome to Sunday school, The Lord’s Prayer, Worship, the Bible, the Ten Commandments, First Communion, Prayer, John 3:16, Confirmation
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Worship

Children have many opportunities to serve in worship.  In addition to sharing their instrumental and vocal gifts, they may also participate in worship service through being a Cantor, Greeter, Lector and Usher.

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SONlight

We believe children have much to learn from (and add to!) the weekly ritual of worship and liturgy. Our children are a vital part of our community of faith! This program offers an activity for 3K-5th graders geared more to their level of experience during the sermon. They complete activities based on the scripture of the day or an upcoming service opportunity. Children are dismissed from worship following the Children’s Message to go to the SONlight room and return to the pews during the sharing of The Peace.

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SPARK Sunday School

SPARK is a Sunday school curriculum designed for 3K-5th grade. All students gather in the SPARK Opening room at 9:45 for prayers, songs and offering. Then the children divide for age-appropriate Bible story-time and activities, including crafts, songs and activity-sheets, journaling and workbooks. A light, whole-grain snack is provided. Dismissal to parents is at 10:45.

AWEsome Wednesdays

AWEsome Wednesdays

AWEsome Wednesdays, for ages 3K – 5th grade, is a seasonal program on Wednesdays from 5-6:15 pm preceding Palm Sunday and Christmas for Christian faith enrichment and fellowship through the gifts of the arts. There is time for gathering, learning, praying, and family meals. Offerings have included music, drama, puppetry, liturgical dance, and visual arts. This is a wonderful venue to get to know one another better and to build relationships with Christian friends! Parents are invited to help in each of these areas, as well as in preparing and serving the family dinner that follows the activities. Middle and High school students are encouraged to participate in the program as helpers.

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Cherub Choir

AWEsome Wednesdays, for ages 3K – 5th grade, is a seasonal program on Wednesdays from 5-6:15 pm preceding Palm Sunday and Christmas for Christian faith enrichment and fellowship through the gifts of the arts. There is time for gathering, learning, praying, and family meals. Offerings have included music, drama, puppetry, liturgical dance, and visual arts. This is a wonderful venue to get to know one another better and to build relationships with Christian friends! Parents are invited to help in each of these areas, as well as in preparing and serving the family dinner that follows the activities. Middle and High school students are encouraged to participate in the program as helpers.

Parent's Night Out

Parent’s Night Out

An evening of fun fellowship for parents of young children (6 months thru 6th grade) to gather together and for their children to play together under the care of adult and teen volunteers!  Parents enjoy dinner and conversation, while their children are at church playing games, doing crafts, having dinner and watching a kid-friendly movie on the big screen.  Children are encouraged to bring a pillow and blanket/sleeping bag for the movie time.  Nursery will be available for little ones. Youth are encouraged to participate as helpers.

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Little Saints

Monthly events on Sunday afternoons for families with young children to come together for fun and fellowship. Some events also include a community service project.

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Special Events

Special opportunities for youth to join together for intergenerational activities. Events offered at least monthly, with some including a community service project. Events include the All Saints day picnic, Bowling, Caroling, Franke Love Baskets, God’s Work Our Hands day of service, Ice Cream Social and Pet Service Project, Parents Night Out, Shrove Tuesday and Veterans Day service project.

Outdoor Ministries

Outdoor Ministries

Our Lutheran camp and conference ministries provide programs and settings for children and their families to grow in their faith through camp and retreat experiences. Lutheridge, Lutherock, Camp Kinard and the Coastal Retreat Center offer summer camp weeks and retreat weekends throughout the year.

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Vacation Bible School

A beginning of summer offering for 3K- 5th grade children, with youth welcome as helpers. Children participate in themed crafts, dance, games, music, science and snacks, as well as contribute towards the service mission focus of the week. On Thursday evening, families are invited for dinner and a show highlighting what the children have been learning throughout the week.

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Music Camp

An end of summer offering for children 5K and up, with youth welcome as helpers. Children will learn music fundamentals, practice playing a variety of instruments and sing songs and move to music based on the theme of the week. A presentation for families is held on Thursday at the end of camp.

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Other Summer Fun

We offer numerous fun opportunities for our church family to stay connected over the summer. From beach and pool days, to movie & pizza nights, there is something especially fun throughout the summer months.