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.
Man Beside the Pool
God is a source of help in our lives and provides healing in unexpected ways.
Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
By the end of the unit, children will have the opportunity to
- Experience the story through a variety of art techniques;
- Proclaim the good news of Christ’s love by telling the Bible story to other through art;
- Explore the idea that God loves us just as we are; God’s love for the man did not change after he was healed;
- Consider how taking care of our bodies is a way to honor God;
- Recognize some of the emotions that the man who was lame would have experienced before and after being healed;
- Consider ways to be sensitive to and inclusive of all people;
- Consider ways to keep the sabbath;
Consider what transformation means, how the man who was lane was transformed, and how we too, can be transformed by God’s power.
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 Jenny Stubbs 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.
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 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. Please click HERE for more information. Contact Jenny Stubbs for more information.
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: Robin Hall
Phone: (432)694-2571 or Email: Rhall@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.