Children & Family Ministry
And Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” (Matthew 10:14)
At Holy Cross, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as members of the body of Christ, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them! There are a number of spaces and activities designed for children to experience and participate in worship according to their needs; we trust families to work out the best option(s) for them and child(ren) on any given day.
Our Children & Family Ministry program is designed to nurture our children’s love for Jesus through a variety of unique, hands-on approaches. We want to help children and their families grow together in their faith and equip parents to continue caring conversations at home.
Our children & family ministry program is geared for children ages 3 years to 5th grade. We offer faith education classes (Cross Kids/ Y5 Youth Group) on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Families grow deeper in their faith when they serve together. Our Children & Family Ministries provide opportunities for parents and children to reach out and meet the needs of our community and live out their faith through service projects/special offerings.
Families are invited to participate together in worship, be a part of many fellowship events, and attend Vacation Bible School.
Holy Cross also offers unique milestone events for children throughout their faith journey.
2 Years Old - My Church
3 Years Old - Spark Bible / Welcome to Sunday School
4 Years Old - Lord's Prayer
Kindergarten - Prayer Pillows
1st Grade - Holy Communion
2nd Grade - Books of the Bible
3rd Grade - Connect Bible
4th grade – Time Capsule
5th – Leap of Faith
Kid's JAM (Jesus & Me) Choir is for children ages kindergarten and up and meets Sundays from 10:30-11 a.m. during the school year. All experience levels are welcome to come and make a joyful noise!
Located in the back of the Sanctuary, these bags contain board books, crayons, stuffed animals, and other things to keep little hands occupied. Children’s Bibles and Bible story coloring sheets are also available.
This space in the front of the Sanctuary is intended especially for families with infants and toddlers, recognizing that small kids are often more engaged when they can see what’s going on. Small tables and chairs, baby bouncers and seats, and soft toys help to keep our littlest ones occupied.
While the sounds that children make are most welcome in the Sanctuary, we recognized that concerns about disturbing others can hinder parents’ ability to focus on worship. The Backyard is located behind the back glass wall of the Sanctuary. Sound is piped in, so everyone can see and hear what’s happening in worship, while children can play freely.
If your little one simply needs a break, childcare is provided during worship for children 6 months to 2 years.