Children's Ministries

2016-2017 Calendar of Events for children in grades 1 - 5
Joy Gift

Join us in the sanctuary for this annual tradition at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4. We will hear the Christmas story shared through the singing of carols led by the youth choir and band, the reading of scripture by high school seniors, the hanging of ornaments by children and bringing gift forth of food and toys. Children will find themselves engaged in this sharing of Christ’s birth. The nursery will be open for children three years old and younger with reservations. For more information, contact Chip Pope.

Christmas Eve Bell Services

3:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Family Fun
Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts
You are invited to join us
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
5:00-6:15 p.m. | Jane Bell Gathering Space
Our two-year-olds through fifth graders and their parents/grandparents will enjoy making an Advent craft while sipping hot cocoa and eating yummy cookies as we celebrate the season of Advent as a family!

2016 Family Advent Kit: Christmas Story Calendar and Children’s Christmas Share Cards

Enjoy daily scriptures on a handy calendar ring, links to music videos, and sending Children’s Christmas Share cards! $10.00 cost includes a donation to WMPC Children’s Christmas Share. Additional cards are available for $1.00 donations to White Memorial Christmas Share. Look for the sales table in The Connector on Wednesdays and Sundays, beginning November 13. Kits are available through the week in W312. Project of the Children’s Ministry Committee - contact Gwen Whiteman.

Advent Wreath Supplies
Supplies for crafting an in-home Advent Wreath will be available beginning November 13: on Sundays in The Connector, at Wednesday Suppers and through the week in W312. Cost is $10. Project of the Children’s Ministry Committee - contact Gwen Whiteman.  Faith Formation and Food

Who: Church School teachers and coordinators of 1st - 5th grade
What: Free lunch, invaluable fellowship, insights from Sherri Miller
           about multiple intelligences
Where: Calvin 203
When: Thursday, January 5, 11:30 - 12:45
Why: Food for the body, spirit, and classroom
How: Make reservations online by Dec. 29 or by calling
          919-834-3425, x. 216.
Questions: Contact Lynn Springfield.
BOATLOADS of fun for everyone!

Come and sail away
with us on

White Memorial’s
Children’s Church School

at 9:30 a.m.
Age 2 through 4th grade Play and Pray is our child-friendly wing of spiritual formation centers, located on the ground floor of the Luther building. Come to Play and Pray to enjoy:
• The Way Station (S104), where you’ll be transported to Bible story and prayer experiences
• Meadowlands (S101), for faith-filled games, arts, and crafts
• Living Waters Children’s Theater (S102), puppets and lively play-acting reign supreme here

Play and Pray is open Sunday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon for drop-in visits. To help Church School teachers in their planning, a sign-up is available on Sunday mornings during the Church School hours.

Register online to use the spiritual formation centers during Church School Hours.
Have You Discovered The Blessings Room? The Blessings Room is part kitchen - Weekday School and Church School classes enjoy cooking activities here. It’s also a peaceful setting for prayer, reading aloud to children or playing with quiet toys. And spiritual direction for preschoolers, in the form of a program called Godly Play, takes place from time to time. Come enjoy the blessings offered in Room 208 of the Luther building!

The Blessings Room is open Sunday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon for drop-in visits. To help Church School teachers in their planning, a sign-up is available on Sunday mornings during the Church School hours.

Register online to use The Blessings Room during Church School hours.

5th Connection
Join us for the 5th Connection.

Find more about 5th Connection here.

2016 Children’s Church School Offering Project
The children in grades 1-7 voted for their 2016 offering money to pay for sack lunches for Raleigh Rescue Mission. They also look forward to the monthly Saturday mornings when they can help to fill the lunch bags at our church:
Pledge cards are being handed out in the Church School classes and can be returned to the offering basket in the Church School classroom or to the church office.   January 23   
March 5
April 2           
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

So far our church’s children have paid for 243 hungry people to eat lunch, at $2.00 per meal. WMPC is a Safe Sanctuary Community 
We are called to create a community of faith where children, youth and adults grow safe and strong. God calls us to make our church community a safe place, protecting children and youth from sexual abuse. In response to this challenge, WMPC has developed a Safe Sanctuary protection policy.

The Timeline of Children's Ministries describes activities you and your child can experience at White Memorial.