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Julie Hestermann Julie Hestermann, Director of Faith Formation
    402-423-4769 ext. 118

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**At this time, all in-person Children’s Ministry activities have been suspended. You may sign up below to reserve take-home activity kits and indicate interest in children’s music opportunities. 

Reserve a Supply Kit for October

Children’s Faith Formation will be exclusively online through October and will continue online for at least one more month after we begin to gather for worship in person. For the months we are online, we are asking for families to reserve hands-on supply kits to accompany the online lessons.

Reserve Your Kit

When we resume in person Children’s Faith Formation

Sheridan’s Children’s Ministry loves having new friends join us throughout the school year on Sunday morning or Wednesday evenings.

We want your first experience to be awesome, so when you arrive on Sunday, stop by the purple wall just beyond the Family Life Center and check-in at the Children’s Ministry Welcome Center. There, a volunteer will be able to help you:

  • register your child
  • provide resources about our children’s programming
  • give you directions on where to bring your child
  • sign up to volunteer

If you’re joining us for the first time on Wednesday, stop by the Welcome Center in the Great Hall to learn where to bring your child for Wednesdays @ the Well classes.

Vacation Bible School

Join us for the best week of the summer! This special, high energy week in the summer is specifically designed for children, age 4 – grade 5 (current school year)!

Learn more about VBS

Children's Opportunities

See below for our specific children's ministries, faith formation, how your children can get involved in music, Sheridan's unique Faith Stepping Stones & Bible Memory classes and children in worship at Sheridan.

Infant & Toddler (birth - age 2)

Weekly Sheridan offers nursery care for infants during the 9:45am and 11am worship. For children 18-36 months and a parent/caring adult, join us for Wednesday night programming for Two by Twos.

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Preschool (age 3 - Kindergarten)

Sunday mornings (Sept. – May) Sheridan offers opportunities at 9:45am and 11am. Faith Formation opportunities are also available Wednesday nights as a part of Wednesdays @ the Well.

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Elementary (Grades 1-5)

Sunday mornings (Sept. – May) Sheridan offers opportunities at 9:45am and 11am. Faith Formation opportunities are also available Wednesday nights as a part of Wednesdays @ the Well.

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Children in Worship

All children are welcome in worship! To the parents of young children, may we suggest…relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. See all the ways we include and support children during worship.

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Children's Music

Music is a part of each aspect of children’s education at Sheridan. From opening gatherings on Sunday mornings to specialized choirs such as WAM on Wednesday nights, children focus on how to praise God through voice, movement and instruments. Music programming is offered September-May for toddlers through grade 5 and children may join in any time throughout the year.

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Faith Stepping Stones

We celebrate faith milestones in each child’s life beginning with Baptism and going through High School graduation. These Faith Stepping Stones provide a way for Sheridan to partner with parents, step-parents and grandparents in bringing children up in the Christian faith.

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Mission Partners for Children's Offering:

Children will have the opportunity to participate in mission projects throughout the year through their Sunday School and Wednesdays @ the Well offering. Offering envelopes are available at the Connections Center. The mission projects for the entire Sunday School year are listed beginning in September. We invite you to talk with your children about each of these projects and to keep the mission recipients in your prayers.
  • September & October: School scholarships for children in Tanzania or Haiti
  • November & December: Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center & Kids Time
  • January: Haiti VBS
  • February & March: Barnabas Community
  • April & May: Children's Garden

Volunteers Needed

More than 100 adults or high school students are needed to help with Sunday and Wednesday faith formation for 3-year-olds through grade 5. To volunteer, you will need to:

1. Sign up on iVolunteer: iVolunteer

2. Complete Safeguarding God's Children training: Learn more about Safeguarding

3. Print and submit Background Check form to Julie Hestermann: Background Check Form

4. Attend volunteer training in the fall: Sign up for the Volunteer Dinner & Training

Students in grades 6-12 that are interested in serving as a shepherd for 3-year-olds - Kindergarten are asked to participate in a specific training each year.