Children’s Ministry Director
Steve & I both enjoy working with the children and families at St. Giles. Our heart is to see our kids grow into mighty men and women of God who know and love Him intimately. I have had the privilege of serving on the St. Giles Staff since returning from mission work in Poland in 1995. I became the Children’s Ministry Director in 1997 and met Steve several years later at a Children’s Ministry Conference. We were married here at St. Giles and are so thankful for our church family. We enjoy spending time outside in God’s creation hiking in the mountains, walking on the beach or just relaxing in our own backyard and know we are so blessed in this great adventure with Him!
Creation Kids: Infants – Preschool
9:30 am Sunday School
Ages: Infants – 2 years
Childcare is provided in the Toddler Classroom for these ages so parents may be free to attend their adult Sunday School classes.
Ages: 3 – Kindergarten
Mrs. Mary Beth Berger prepares each Sunday for an engaging look into the goodness and greatness of God as seen in the lessons of the New Testament…of course, there is always ample time for a fun game or two!
10:30 am Nursery Classes staffed with dedicated volunteers for all ages. Location: Administration Bldg
Wednesday Evening IGNITE
Several times throughout the year we get together as a church and enjoy a catered meal at 5:30 pm and then have classes and programs for all ages at 6:30 pm. 2017 dates: We just ended our Spring semester. Fall Semester Dates: Oct. 18 – Nov. 15.
King’s Kids: 1st – 5th Grade
9:30 am Sunday School:
Ages: 1st & 2nd Graders
Mr. & Mrs. Ujlaky lead their students to draw closer the Lord using the Children Desiring God curriculum, “Jesus, What a Savior!”. This class is inviting and welcoming…a perfect place for younger King’s Kids to enjoy a fun, small group learning environment.
Ages: 3rd’ – 5th Graders
Mr. & Mrs. Fisher take their students on a trek through the Bible to find clues that will in the end help them solve the mystery of “God’s Big Story”! As always, the class will be full of challenges, digging deeper into God’s Word, memorizing Scripture and lots of fun hands-on experiences to show kids how to serve and help others.
- 10:30 am Kids Church – Kids move directly from Sunday School into Kids Church every Sunday except on Communion Sunday (1st Sunday). On this Sunday, they are escorted to the sanctuary to sit with their families for worship & communion. They are released to Kids Church with their leaders. Location: Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, Nov. 12th: King’s Kids 2nd Sunday Nights (Kids2S) meets the 2nd Sunday each month at 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the King’s Kids Room! Calling all 1st – 5th graders!
All moms are invited to the group “Nurturing Moms” led by Helen Atwood. Helen invites you to be a part of this loving community of women as they lean into the high calling of motherhood. This semester they will read the book “Parenting…Gospel Principle” by Paul David Tripp. Location: Fellowship Hall. A nursery is provided. To RSVP for childcare, please contact Helen Atwood at email@example.com.
- Friday Morning 10 am – 12: First Friday of each month: Next meeting on Nov. 3rd
- Sunday Night 5:45 – 7:30 pm: Next meeting on Nov. 12th
October 25 – Ignite…The Table continues! Family time begins around the table starting at 5:15 – 6:15 pm, followed by classes for all ages! Here’s what we are dishing up for the kids 6:30 – 7:30 pm:
Infants – 2’s: Loving volunteers, Mary LaRiviere & Becky Ujlaky, will watch over these little ones in the Toddler/Walker Class.
3’s & 4’s: Lauren Smith & Gina Stasko will teach the preschoolers a New Testament Bible stories & craft.
K – 5th grade: Choir for boys & girls led by Mr. David Evans in preparation for our Christmas program, “Sing a Song of Christmas”, scheduled for Sunday, December 10th.
Girls Dance Ministry will begins and will be led by Caroline Pickens in the sanctuary. Girls will also be preparing for the Christmas program. All girls must sign up ahead of time. Contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28 – Kids & families visit Country Days Corn Maze! Meet at Country Days, 416 Joe Lee Helms Rd., Indian Trail, NC 28079 www.countrydayscornmaze.com to catch the hayride to our 11:00 am bonfire & hot dog lunch. Cost is $5.00/person (not to exceed $25.00/family) (ages 3 & under free) and includes a hot dog lunch and an adventure through the corn maze (Little Ears Maze for ages 3 & under and Wizard of Oz Maze for ages 4 & up). Other activities include a petting zoo, games and a train ride may be purchased individually. Checks may be made payable to St. Giles and placed in the offering plate. Note “Corn Maze” in the memo. Please sign up by Oct. 22 so we can plan for the Hot Dog lunch. Sign Up
October 31 – Letting Our Light Shine – Wood bundles (from grocery store for bonfire), Fruit gummy snack packs & juice boxes are needed as we reach out to our neighborhood children on October 31! Drop off donations in the outside the sanctuary this Sunday! The plan is to set up a “Snack Station” with Hot Dogs, S’mores & a treat bags where neighborhood kids can stop for a treat as they make their way through the neighborhood. Volunteers are needed! If you are interested being a part of this outreach team, please contact Sharon@stgilesepc.org “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matt. 5:16
November 5 & 12 – Creation Kids Volunteer Appreciation & Training – The Creation Kids Leadership Team (Caroline Pickens, Heather Jenkins, Nicole Lambert, Lauren Smith & Michelle Watkins) is asking all volunteers of Infants – K nurseries and classrooms to sign up for a special time of appreciation and training during Sunday School (9:30 am). You pick the date that works best for you! We will plan to meet in “The Gathering Place” (Gym foyer classroom). Please RSVP to Sharon@stgilesepc.org!