There is a place for your child here. Children are always welcome in the worship service, and our church strives to include all generations in events wherever possible.
Oftentimes, the things we do on in our churches are a matter of convention — it’s the way they’ve always been done. In order to stay fresh and maintain forward momentum, we need to look carefully at our ministries to see if they align with our purpose and mission in the world today. Doing so will lead to improvement. We’re starting the ForKIDS Time on Sunday Mornings with baby steps, and look to change and improve.
We’re working towards . . .
What’s going on now:
There’s a lot going on. Thank you for those who have already volunteered to help, and thank you for more volunteers to help if you can.
ForKIDS involves the whole church family community
—Terry Anderson, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
On the first Sunday of each month, we will not have Sunday School at Queen Anne Lutheran Church. We will, however, create a “Family Sunday” experience at our 10:30 worship service. Besides having a Children’s Message in that service, can be more involved in worship. By “involved” we also mean doing things that adults normally do during worship. For example, a child can assist the greeters to pass out bulletins, help ushers take the offering, and read the lesson (with a parent reading some and the children reading some). There will be a sign-up in the narthex each month for those families interested in participating. Four participants are needed.
Research tells us that children learn by doing rather than just watching, and helping on Family Sunday is an opportunity for children to feel their role in the church community. And, we in the church community under-stand that only practice makes perfect.
Please sign up on the clipboard on Sunday morning, or contact Terry at forkids@queenannelutheran about your interest in serving on Family Sunday.
Our Sunday School meets from fall to spring each year on Sundays. Start time is at 9:00. We open in the Chapel, then move to the upstairs room for age-appropriate break-out sessions. We welcome children pre-school up to 5th grade during this time. We hope to see your family’s children there in the fall!
9/10–Sunday School Kickoff
10/1—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
10/29 – No Sunday School; Reformation Day festivities
11/5—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
11/26-No Sunday School (Thanksgiving weekend)
12/3—No Sunday School; Family Sunday!
12/24-No Sunday School (Christmas Eve Day)
12/31-No Sunday School (New Years Eve)
TERRY ANDERSON is our new Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Terry lives with husband Bill in Edmonds, and they are members at Trinity Lutheran, Lynwood. She is a retired teacher and worked in children’s ministry while Bill, now a retired ELCA minister, served at International Churches. Terry and Bill enjoyed living and working overseas for thirty years. Back in Seattle, Terry has fun with their five grandchildren and keeps busy with yoga, hiking, taking long walks, and taking classes. Most of all she enjoys teaching children at school and church, and is now excited to join the children’s ministry efforts at QALC. Terry can be reached at church on Wednesdays, and is present at Sunday School two Sundays each month. Reach her by email at email@example.com