Welcome to Children's Ministry!
Director of Nursery and Children’s Ministries
The Advent is grateful for every opportunity we have to engage with children and to play a role in significant moments. Baptism is certainly one of these moments and marks a milestone in each child’s life. Contact Robin Turner to discuss baptism options.
Infants, Toddlers, Twos
The Advent Nursery provides young children with safe, loving care, giving parents respite and time for renewal on Sunday mornings, evenings, and during special services. Because the nursery is a child’s earliest contact with the church, we plant the seeds of the gospel through prayers, Bible verses, and songs of praise on Sunday mornings while older children in the Nursery participate in crafts and circle time.
Pre-school through sixth grade
The Advent Children’s Ministry befriends, educates, and encourages children in preschool and elementary school in Sunday school classes led by dedicated Adventers. Three and four-year-old children spend the entire morning in their classes. Children in Kindergarten through third grade attend the 9:00 a.m. worship service in the Nave with their parents and leave midway through the service after a blessing from the clergy. Fourth through sixth graders attend the entire service with their parents and attend Sunday school classes during the Christian Education hour at 10:15.
In addition to our ongoing Sunday morning classes, the Advent hosts Vacation Bible School in early June each summer. Preschool through fifth grade children experience the grace and love of Jesus Christ for a week as they learn from our faithful and gifted volunteers.