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Welcome to Children’s Ministries

Our purpose is to build a spiritual foundation in each child that will last a lifetime.
Just as Jesus said,Let the little children come to me,” we await with open arms the precious, smiling faces of your children. Let us help your family grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and with each other.

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young boys having fun at church, after school care

Sundays

Children’s Sunday School is from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Register for Sunday School

Sunday Nursery Brochure

Sunday School Classroom Map

Children's Church FAQ

nursery

Our Sunday Nursery offers welcoming, loving and safe childcare for members and visitors while they worship with us on Sunday. St. Luke’s employs a loving, responsible and well-trained childcare staff, who are annually certified by the American Heart Association in CPR and First Aid. Our staff also participate in continuing education classes in child development, safety, and sanitation, among others.

safari

Our 2s – Kindergarten children learn to connect with their friends, teachers and God through hands-on Bible stories, scripture, music and activities.

Express

Each week our 1st and 2nd graders explore many different ways to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as with their peers and adult leaders.

adventurers

Sunday Adventures is a rotation-style Sunday School program that teaches our 3rd-5th grade students many ways of looking at a particular Bible story. Therefore, children learn a handful of Bible stories very well, building a good base that will stick with them.

 

Sunday Adventures Permission Form

kidspals

On Sunday mornings, we serve our families with children with special needs by giving them a care team. Each Sunday, one of our Kids Pals attends Sunday School with the child while the parents attend worship or Sunday School.

childrenchoir
Our Children’s Music Ministry creates opportunities for early musical exploration and builds a foundation for good singing. choirs are available for ages PreK through fifth grade. Children’s choirs rehearse on Sunday afternoons.

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Our Sunday School Socials are monthly events that bring families together for fun and friendship after the Sunday School hour. These events include family-friendly activities like:

Playground Playdates
Service Projects
Lunch with Friends
Bible-themed Movies
Dinosaur Dig
Bowling Parties
And more!

If you are interested in hosting a social for any age level from 2 year olds through 5th grade, please contact Christy Dulaney at cdulaney@stlukesmethodist.org or 713-402-5042.

RSVP, now!

“My children love the socials! They are always wanting to stay and play with new friends after Sunday School, and this makes it easy. My husband and I also enjoy meeting other parents with young children. It’s a fun, relaxed way to connect with your church family.” Rachel M.

Weekdays

kingdom kids

Kingdom Kids Weekday Care is a welcoming, loving and safe environment for children of our church volunteers, preschool volunteers and weekday ministry participants. If you are volunteering or participating in one of our ministries, childcare is available for you free of charge with a reservation.

Hours

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Childcare is available for infants through Kindergartners.

Make a childcare request

Song PlayInfants, toddlers and preschoolers unite for SongPlay! music and movement classes.

St. Luke’s also offers private music lessons for children through Bridges Academy.

pmpals

Michelle Groogen, Special Needs Parent, Testimony for P.M. Pals
February 5, 2017 | 11 a.m. Service

P.M. Pals is our “kids night out” program for families with children of special needs. Our program is offered free to church members and the community.

The children’s wing of St. Luke’s is transformed into a fun and creative place for special needs children, their siblings and volunteers to interact and play. Each child is paired with a volunteer “Pal” who stays with the child throughout the evening. Our program provides parents with the opportunity for a night out, giving them a chance to reconnect with each other and rest.

P.M. Pals is held on the second Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at St. Luke’s Westheimer campus.

To find out how your family can participate or volunteer, please email Bevin Barrett or call 713-402-5053.

ucalSt. Luke’s hosts Fall and Spring soccer teams, for children in grades K-5th grade, in the UCAL (United Church Athletic League) sports league. To find out more about the league, visit www.ucalsports.org. 2016-2017 UPDATE: St. Luke’s will not host any basketball or volleyball teams this year due to construction in our gym.

Parents & Volunteers

Mom’s Bible Study

A weekly Bible study for mothers of young children, led by Children’s Ministries Director Julie Ellerbrock. This wonderful group of moms meets Tuesdays from 9:15-10:30 a.m. in room B230. No advance preparation is needed. Join us at any time! Free childcare is available by contacting Nursery Coordinator Adrian Chandler at 713-402-5054. For more information or to receive a copy of the book or current study, contact Julie Ellerbrock at 713-402-5040.

The Parenting Center at St. Luke’s works closely with the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center and outside facilitators to promote parenting topics to the community and offer classes such as Parenting the Love & Logic Way.
counseling

Nick Finnegan Counseling Center, which is a ministry of St. Luke’s Church, seeks to provide individuals with mental health care that meets their spiritual, cultural, health specific, and financial needs. Because the process of counseling can be unfamiliar and even intimidating, let us help you or someone you care about take those first steps together. From your first call to your last counseling session, everything about your relationship with NFCC is completely confidential. Follow the link to learn more or call the main office at 713-402-5046.

Learn more

Our ministry relies on the support of our amazing volunteers who teach Sunday School, lead VBS, and execute special events. One important step in helping in Children’s Ministries is passing our Safe Sanctuary training and background check. Contact Kim Davis to learn how you can help.

Children’s Ministries Staff

Julie Ellerbrock
Julie Ellerbrock
Director of Children’s Ministries
Bevin Barrett
Bevin Barrett
PM Pals Coordinator
Molly Brechtel
Assistant Nursery Coordinator
Adrian Chandler
Adrian Chandler
Nursery Coordinator
Kim Davis
Kim Davis
Administrative Assistant
Christy Dulaney
Christy Dulaney
Assistant Director
Lori Farbach
Lori Fahrbach
1st-5th Grade
Paige Farrow
Children’s Program Coordinator
Rachel Fisher
Communications Specialist