CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEWS

All Children in person programs and events are postponed until further notice.
Emmanuel welcomes the opportunity to work with the children and families in a safe manner.

In lieu of Vacation Bible School this year, the Emmanuel Summer of Service program was created to help connect families with one another, as well as with our local community. Families were able to participate in Penpal activities with members of Emmanuel, write letters, drawings, and paintings, while also collecting donations for local charities such as the Athens Community Council on Aging, Bigger Vision, Family Promise, and the Food Bank of NE Georgia.
summer of service lucy

 

Emmanuel Children’s Formation
September 2020
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
 
Children’s Formation, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, began on September 13 online. The catechists, Bobbi Brandenburg, Katherine Barrow, Kerry Hogan, Ellen Dolphus, and Sara Baldwin, are creating reflections for families to experience in their homes until the children are able to re-gather in the atrium. To support the families, the catechists are providing families with weekly meditations, materials and resources. For more informaton contact Martha Babendreier (Director of Children's Formation) for the zoom link.
 
Below are the Prayer Tables that our catechesis' family set up

Hick's Prayer Table     Jorge's Prayer Table     Hugh Crosses     Ada's Prayer Space
 
Advent Wreath Making by some of our Emmanuelite families
 
Advent Wreath_ Dunbar Family 2020     Advent Wreath_ Neil Family 2020     Advent Wreath_ Pitt Family 2 2020     Advent Wreath_ Terrell Family 2020

Young Lambs (Nursery)

  Young Lambs

Located on the corner of Prince Avenue and Pope Street, the nursery is available for infants through three years, from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday mornings. Experienced caregivers are trained in health and safety and have met Diocesan requirements for Safeguarding God's Children. Children 2 years and up are introduced to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, an approach to children's formation, through Young Lambs by trained catechists.
                                                               

Children's Faith Formation

Annalea Level II pic 1           atrium 3           Level I Prayer table - Copy    Hugh and Ellie     Kerry atrium

Children three years through fifth grade participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd with our highly trained volunteers each Sunday beginning in August continuing through May. Children gather in the Atria, located on the upper level of the main church, at 9:30am and rejoin their families in church for the Holy Eucharist.

We invite all children and visitors to join us.

Please email Martha for online opportunities for children's formation and programs.


Family Events

         Alleluia Banner pic 1         Advent Wreath Pic 1           Kings  and Cake Annalea Trinket                                                                    Kings and Cake Working Together          Kings and Cake Winner of the Peace

Throughout the year there are family and parish wide events and socials for families to connect and provide support to one another. Some of our favorite events are Sundaes on Sunday, Low Country Boil, Advent Wreath Making, Stories with Saint Nicholas, Kings and Cakes to celebrate Epiphany, The Great Pancake Supper and Burning of the Palms, Easter Egg Hunt and more. 


Parent/Guardian Formation

Parents and caregivers of children and youth gather with Fr. Clayton on Sunday evengins for faith formation and community connection. 

Parent/Guardian Formation gatherings are also online at this time. Please contact Fr. Clayton or Martha for more information.