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
Caring adults and 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:
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.
2021-2022 Children’s Faith Formation
Sunday mornings at 9:45am and Wednesdays at 6:30pm Begins September 12 and September 15
Families with children (age 3 by July 31, 2021 – grade 5) are invited to participate in faith formation on Sundays at 9:45am and Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Sunday classes will be separated by age or grade and will learn Bible stories through games, crafts and other hands-on activities. Wednesday classes are an opportunity for children and a parent/caring adult to learn together through Bible activities.
Additional Wednesday evening opportunities for children grades 1-5
WAM Sessions: Grade 1-5 Praise Team. Three different sessions, choose one or more sessions. All Stars: Prevention program for grade 5 children and parent or caring adult.
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)
Beginning in September, Sheridan offers nursery care for infants from 9:30-11am on Sundays.
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.
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.
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.
Current Ministry Needs
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Donation Bins: Care Kits–We are collecting baby care kits and personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief in the donation bins in the Great Hall. Donations are needed by October 24. See the bins for a list of items.
Christmas Cantata– The annual Christmas Cantata will be on Sun., Dec. 12. The choir will be joined by scripture readers, narrator and a chamber orchestra. High school age and older are welcome to sing! First rehearsal is Sun., Oct. 24 at 7pm. Rehearsals will continue on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. For more information contact Molly Schmit.