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Worship: 10:00am

1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 698-8871

All children and families are welcome to participate in children’s activities at Macalester Plymouth United Church. We begin each Sunday in worship together at 10 am and all other programming flows from worship. Children of all ages are always welcome to stay in worship!

*** Scroll down to see what Children’s programming is planned for each week ***

Ages 0-3: Nursery
Nursery care is offered every Sunday 9am – 12pm and occasionally during special services or events at different days and times. Children are invited to connect, play, and create with one another. Here, your child will have access to age-appropriate toys, games, books, and activities facilitated by child-centered and nurturing staff. Meets in the Nursery West room (across from the bathrooms by the church office). Caregivers are Courtney Brennan, Julia Brooks, assisted by Chantal Nyirakanyenyeri as a volunteer for the interim.

Ages 3-K: SHINE

SHINE preschool Sunday School will be offered following the Children’s Message in the Garden Room. It will be led by Courtney Brennan, an educator in training, along with parent volunteers as needed. This will be each week, except for Communion Sundays and occasional holiday weekends.

SHINE: Living in God’s Light is a dynamic, age-appropriate Sunday school curriculum that engages Christian communities and families in their life together by inviting children to know God’s love and to follow Jesus. It encourages imaginative, interactive biblical storytelling, while exploring the meaning of the Bible within the gathered community and cultivating the inner life of the Spirit through spiritual practices expressing faith through lives of compassionate peacemaking and service. The lessons are designed to be fun and interactive in ways that engage preschoolers hearts, minds and bodies.

Ages K-5: Kid’s Celebration
For grades K-5, following the Children’s Message during worship. Kid’s Celebration will be offered each week except for Communion Sundays and occasional holiday or special event Sundays. Kids Celebration will be led by Adam, Jan Snell, our soon to be hired children’s music director and other volunteers, and will offer experiential worship, faith formation and relationship building. MUSIC will be incorporated each week. The theme of Kids Celebration will align with the worship themes and seasons of the church. Kids are also welcome to remain in worship.

Intergenerational Faith Formation
The congregation is committed to weaving together all ages through worship and special events. Check the sidebar for upcoming intergenerational and children’s events!

Children’s Programming Schedule

Fall 2018
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
Before Worship
During Worship
Fellowship Hour
Faith Formation
9/9/2018Kids in worship
Eat Local Potluck
9/16/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
9/23/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
9/30/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
Game Day (Age 3-5 and K to 5th Grade)
10/7/2018Intergenerational Peace Sunday, Kids in WorshipChildren's Book Author Julie Penshorn Event
10/14/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
All Ages Crop Walk with Camphor UMC 12pm lunch, 1pm walk
10/21/2018MEA Weekend--Kids in Worship
10/28/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
Family Service Activity

Pre-K special activity
11/4/2018Intergenerational All Saints Celebration, Kids in WorshipCraft Activities (PreK-K and K - 5th)

11/11/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
Stewardship Pie PotluckPageant Signup
11/18/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
Pageant Practice
11/25/2018Intergenerational Hanging of the Greens, Kids in Worship
12/2/2018Intergenerational Advent Celebration, Kids in WorshipPageant Practice
12/9/2018Kid's Celebration (K-5th Grade)

SHINE in the Garden Rm. (Age 3 - K)
Pageant Practice
12/16/2018Pageant RehearsalPageant
12/23/2018Taize Service, Kids in Worship
12/30/2018Intergenerational New Year's Eve Celebration, Kids in WorshipNoneNone