Children’s Chapel Planning for 2022-2023:
On Sunday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m., Children’s Chapel will begin! Recently, Carey Corbin, Celia Corbin, Noel Williams, Mary Lou Edgar, and Moni Edgar met to begin planning a Sunday liturgy for SsAM’s young people. After discussing what the committee members found to be special in the Children’s Chapel before it stopped for the pandemic, we planned the following.
- Initially Children’s Chapel will meet on the second Sunday the month at the start of the 10:30 a.m. worship service. We will begin on October 9 at 10:30 a.m. As we and the parish get more comfortable with what we are doing, we will do more. Our initial planning is through the end of 2022.
- We will retain the name Children’s Chapel and our focus will be “Connections”, which ties in with the Season of Creation.
- Our plan is for the children to come to Crypt Hall with their parents (or without if they are old enough) before the liturgy upstairs begins.
- We will have name tags for the children to use, and Celia Corbin is creating icebreakers for us. This will give us an opportunity to have each child speak about some subject that is known to everyone such as “What is your favorite animal? Why?”
- We will bring the children into the worship service at the sign of peace so they can join their family for the Eucharistic part of the Liturgy. The facilitators will share the sign of peace with the children as they are leaving so they know to share it with their family.
- We will focus on music and quiet games, together with discussion.
- We plan to use the same or similar message to the one presented at the liturgy. Our reason for this is that we want to look at this as an extension of worship for the family. Families can then all discuss as a family what they have learned after the Liturgy.
- If anyone has anything they would like us to discuss, we would be happy to do that, just click here to use the “Contact Us” email form on this website to let us know.
- We will begin to advertise this for the parish; if anyone has a skill they would like to share with the children, we would welcome it!
Mary Lou, Carey, Noel, Moni, and Celia