St. Timothy on the Northshore
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Children

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES STAFF
 
Director of Children's Ministry
 
Children’s Music Supervisor
 
Preschool/MDO Director
 
Susan Crowton
Assistant Director of Children's Ministries

Nancy Pearson-Wetzel
Assistant Director of Children's Ministries
 

Beth Nesom
Assistant Asbury Campus

Darlene Saucier
Assistant

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
 
General Procedures / Check In - Check Out
For the safety of our children, please remain outside the classrooms. Children in Kindergarten or younger must be signed in and out by a parent. Also, children fourth grade and younger need to be escorted to and from class. Please pick up your children promptly after class!

Registration
Parents are required to fill out a registration form for each child. These forms are located outside the classrooms and in the Children's Ministry Office (Asbury Campus, Room #8 of the Education Building).

Promotion
Children move to new Sunday School classes on Promotion Sunday, the Sunday before St. Tammany Parish Public School's first day of class. During the summer months, children remain in the class just completed. To maintain consistency in our Sunday School classes, children who turn two years of age after the cut off date remain in the Nursery until the next Nursery promotion date is announced.
 
 
 
SUNDAY MORNINGS
 
Nursery
Newborn - 24 Months
Available for all worship services
The nursery consists of 4 areas: noncrawlers, crawlers, walkers, and potty-trained.
 
Preschoolers at 9:45
Children are placed in a hands-on, interactive learning environment that is completely child-friendly and child-focused. There are two classes of 3 yr. olds and two classes of 4 year olds during the 9:45 service. They meet in the Education Building.
 
Elementary and Middle School at 9:45
K - 5th grade students meet in a different learning center each week where they are taught Bible stories through Cokesbury's "PowerXpress" Rotation Model. One Bible theme is taught for approximately four weeks. Children rotate to a new "station" each week, experiencing the story in one of our four learning environments. All go to the foyer of the Family Life Center each week to see what room they are in, because their room may change.
 
6th Grade at 9:45
Meeting in “The Driveway,” Rooms 111 and 112 in the Family Life Center, this awesome group of preteens works together all year discussing current issues and Biblical truths that are relevant to their lives. An 8-week Confirmation Class is held in the spring.
 
Preschool – Middle School at 11:00
Family Life Center Building
3 & 4 year olds meet in room 128
K - 3rd graders meet in room 129
4 - 6th graders meet in room 130
 
 
Children's Church
On Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30, children age three years through second grade are invited to participate in a child-friendly lesson presented by adult volunteers or high school youths.
 
Children’s Choirs
Children's Music Staff:
 
 
 
Children's Choir meets Wednesday Nights from 5:15-6:00pm
 
 
 
Cherub Choir (3 and 4 year olds) meets in the Education Building Rm. 4
Michelle Burris, director
 
Sonshine Choir (Kindergarten) meets in the Education Building Rm. 7
Lylln Brinkman, director
 
Joyful Noise Choir (1st-3rd grades) meets in the Family Life Center. Rms. 129-130
Elyse German, director
 
G.E.L. Choir (4th-6th grades) meets in the Choir Room
Kenya Lawrence Jackson, director
 
                      
The Children’s Music Ministry of St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church is an expression of our love for all of God’s children and our desire that each be nurtured in the Christian faith. Participation in children’s choir teaches skills of worship participation and leadership while providing a strong support of each child’s growth as a young Christian. Activities include singing, games, stories and other fun activities.
 
For more information, refer to “Music Ministry, Children’s Choirs” or contact the Children’s Music Supervisor: Kenya Lawrence Jackson, klawrence@sttimothyumc.org.
 
 
St. Timothy Preschool and Mother's Day Out
St. Timothy offers exceptional Preschool and Mother's Day Out Programs at both the Asbury and Servant Campuses. Registration is held in January for the fall term with priority given to St. Timothy members and current enrollees. Additional information is available by calling the Asbury Campus Preschool/MDO Office at 626-5580 or the Servant Campus Preschool/MDO Office at 624-3384.
 
Special Programs
 
Acolytes
Third - Sixth grade children serve as Crucifer, Bible Bearer, and Candle Lighters on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11:00. (Training is required.)
 
Summer STARS! Musical Theater & Opera Workshops
Intensive workshops that teach acting principles, all aspects of presenting a theatrical production, and singing skills, SummerSTARS! provides an opportunity for children of all ages to share their talents. There are two camps: ages 5-8 participate in a week long camp culminating in a performance of a musical, and ages 9 – 18 participate in a two-week camp ending in several performances of a full-length musical. The camp employs a professional staff of stage directors, musical directors, and choreographers.
 
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is held each year for one week during the month of June from 9:00 - 12:00 for children ages 3 to children just completing 5th grade. Registration for church members is during February before we open registration to the public in March. Fee is $20 for children whose parent volunteers for the week and $30 for all other children.
 
Friday Evening Fellowship (4th - 6th Graders)
Beginning in January 2007, all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students are invited to participate in a time of food, fun, and fellowship that is accented with super music, games, and prizes. Dates TBA
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Would you like to be involved in Children's Ministries? We are always looking for volunteers to aid in ministering to the children of St. Timothy. Paid Nursery Workers, Nursery Volunteers (must be in 7th grade or older), Sunday School Facilitators, Station Leaders, Choir Leaders and Assistants, and Special Events Leaders are just a few of the places where God could be calling YOU to serve!