We love our Tweeners!
“Pre-Tweeners” is the name we give to K-2nd graders.
This year, to promote connection our K-2nd graders are meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 on Zoom. Our time of fellowship includes introductions, check-ins, and a show and tell. Kids love sharing things that are important to them at home!
“Tweeners” is the name we give to the 3-6 graders.
In this unusual year of 2020, our Tweeners are meeting weekly online on Thursday evenings from 7:00-7:45pm through Zoom. Our leaders, MiaLisa Millares and Emily Topinka, have a variety of topics for the group. The point of Tweeners is to develop friendships and this year the focus is on connection. The group has discussions, plays games, does online escape rooms and Disney Plus watch parties! For more information or to get on the email list, reach out to MiaLisa.
How Else Can Tweeners Participate?
Family Service! From 9:00-9:20 am on Sunday mornings our families with children gather for our innovative Zoom Sunday School. This year we are using the Spark curriculum. We do introductions, breathe, sing songs, read stories with the pictures on a share screen, and dance. For more about what Sunday School usually looks like click here.
Every Christmas we hold the Christmas Pageant, and children are welcome to participate at any age. For the past two year, our Pageant will be online. To learn about how you can participate in the pageant, reach out to MiaLisa.
We also hold a Children’s Easter Vigil every Holy Saturday, where these older children re-enact bible stories for younger children, and we celebrate the first Easter Eucharist. For the last couple of years, we had a fully digital Easter Vigil. To watch the Vigil click here.
Resources for Kids
Looking to read some Bible stories together? Our favorite bibles, appropriate for each age, are here.
Know that we have gone out of our way to make sure that St. Mary’s is a safe place to be, through our Safe Church Training programs.
If we have missed any of your questions, or to find out more about when things are happening, feel free to reach out to MiaLisa Millares our Children’s and Youth Director.