We value children at St. Luke's. We believe they have a special place in the Kingdom of God and at St. Luke's. Children are treated with dignity and are encouraged to participate and lead in worship. Connect with our dedicated children's minister Pat McKim to learn more about our children's ministry. We're always happy to add to our amazing group of ministry leaders!
Join us for our preschool Vacation Bible School experience Camp E.D.G.E. Joy! It will be held on the campus of First United Methodist Church in Hickory June 24-28 from 9 AM - 12 PM. This is for ages 2-rising Kindergarteners and is limited to 60 participants. You can register at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/F3ICe6vpSUL3fUFe2
All children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grades are invited to join us
for Camp E.D.G.E. Adventure! This Vacation Bible School and Day Camp experience
takes place at Camp Tekoa Foothills July 29 - August 2 from 9 AM - 5 PM.
Registration is limited to 60 children. You can register here.
Below is a list of activities for children offered at St. Luke's. For more information, contact Pat McKim.
Join us every Sunday in the Children's Building at 9:50 AM for fun, age-appropriate Bible lessons for all children from toddlers to 4th graders. (Our 5th graders join with our 6th and 7th graders for a special "tween" class held in the youth building.)
Children's church is held during our later worship services. The children are dismissed during the service to gather in the Narthex of the Sanctuary and have their own worship service in a kid-friendly space. All children ages 5-3rd grade are welcome to join
During our 8:45 AM Awakening Service, we have a special place set up in our Fellowship Hall (where the Awakening service occurs) for children of all ages to engage in worship in their own ways. There are two tables and a rug, with quiet toys, books, crayons, coloring sheets, and other fun things to engage little hands during the worship service.
We offer nursery during all of our worship services for children from birth-4 years old. Children too young for Sunday School have a safe, fun place to be during that time in our nursery. We also have childcare available during our Wednesday night Bible studies and rehearsals for infants-5th graders. In addition, childcare is provided during special services and large events that are especially for adults.
In conjunction with the music department, we offer two choirs for our children. K.I.C.K.S. (Kids In Christ's Kingdom Sing) meets on Sunday mornings as part of Sunday School in the Children's Building. This group is for preschool and performs in worship every 4-6 weeks. Elementary students in Sunday School also enjoy music time, with singing and instruments. Kids of the Kingdom Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons with pick-up from area schools. This group is for 2nd-5th graders and learns one musical per semester in addition to performing for worship. For more information about either group, contact Jessica Stamey. You can register for Kids of the Kingdom here.
In addition to our regularly scheduled activities, we also offer fun and exciting activities for children and families throughout the year. Autumn brings us Pumpkin Patch Bash and a visit to a local farm. During Advent and Christmas we have family friendly activities throughout the season. Spring brings us the Children's Easter Celebration and Children's Day. In Summer, we have Vacation Bible School, Wild Wednesdays, Summer Sing and Play Music and Drama Camp, and our Back to School Bash.