Children are the heart of St. Luke's. Janis King leads our children's ministries and has many years of experience to share. We have many opportunities for children to get involved and to learn more about God.
On Sunday mornings, we have Sunday school classes for children in Kindergarten-5th grade. For our infants, toddles, and preschool aged children we have excellent nursery staff that provides childcare and lessons for those old enough. Our nursery staff also provides childcare during our Wednesday night classes.
Another way children can enjoy church is through music. Starting at 3 years of age, children can be involved in choir. Jenny Stubbs, our Director of Music Ministries, also teaches Musikgarten which always fills up quickly!
St. Luke's also has an outstanding Children's Day, Little Lights, on Tuesday/Thursday and a Children's Development Program which a full-time daycare.
At St. Luke's, we know that taking your child to the nursery for the first time can be overwhelming. Here is some information to make that initial drop-off easier.
Check-in/out: When you arrive at the nursery, you will fill out an information sheet about your child that will include a place for you to inform workers about pertinent information.
Security: The childcare wing is locked during worship hours. To access the wing while locked, use the intercom outside of the doors.
Comfort: We provide pagers for each parent when requested for quick contact. The nursery also has a Parent Room that can be used as a quiet space to nurse or bottle feed.
For a nursery tour or for more information, contact Janis King by email or phone, (432)694-2571.
Jesus Calms the Storm
Bible Verse: Why are you afraid, you of little faith? (Matthew 8:26) Peace! Be still! (Mark 4:39)
When Jesus calmed the storm, the disciples were afraid. They struggled to understand who Jesus was. We know that Jesus is the Son of God.
Children will explore the following concepts:
- Hear the story of the miracle of Jesus calming the storm.
- Recognize and appreciate God’s awesome power.
- Know Jesus is the Son of God.
- Understand that God helps and cares for us.
- Participate in activities that help them understand that we can ask God for help.
- Explore the words “trust” and “faith”.
- Experience prayer.
All children 3 years through 1st grade are invited to come and sing in Crossroads choir. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:50pm. Come join us for the school year. Contact Chris Vaught for more information.
SDG stands for "Soi Deo Gloria" or "Glory to God alone." This choir is for 2nd-5th graders and meets from 6:00-6:50pm, on Wednesday evenings. Come join us for rehearsal and games designed to hone our music skills. SDG sings in worship about once a month during the school year. Opportunities include choral singing, some instruments, and musicals.
Join Chris Vaught for this new ministry. Grades K- 5th grade. Children will learn the basics of reading music, and perform occasionally in service. Weekly attendance required!
The Musikgarten classes offered at St. Luke's are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, including playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Shining with God's love!
Little Lights prepares children (2-5 years old) for kindergarten while teaching them about God's love.
Tuesdays and Thursdays , 9:00am-2:00pm
Director: Tracie Greene
Phone: (432)694-2571 or Email: TGreene@stlukesumcmidland.org
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"In the same way you let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your father who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16
Director: Brandi Winans
Contact: CDP@stlukesumcmidland.org (432)694-2574
The CDP is open from 7am-6pm daily and provides nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. The CDP serves children 6 weeks to 12 years old.
The CDP offers a Christian-based curriculum and music program. All the CDP staff at St. Luke's are CPR & First Aid certified and have 20 clock hours of training per year. Please come by anytime for a tour of our facility.
Our Child Development Program is licensed by the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services and meets or exceeds all the standards of a licensed day care center.