Welcome to Buechel Park Children & Family Ministry!
We are a church who loves our children. Here, we seek to demonstrate the love of Christ to through care and safety, developmentally appropriate lessons that engage kids where they are, and a wealth of opportunities to be involved in the life of the church beyond children’s programming.
Children’s programming is offered for birth – 6th grade (6th graders go through a “transition year” in which they can take part in children’s and/or youth programming with the guidance of parents and pastors.)
Visitors are always welcome! To find out more, please contact Pastor Sara Turpin.
Regular Activities & Information
Fall 2022 Children's Information
Godly Play Schedule:
Godly Play meets in the Godly Play room in the 2nd floor children’s hallway. Godly Play will meet most Sundays throughout the 2022 summer except for Communion Sundays. Please subscribe to text updates for the most recent information. Text @bpbckids to the number 81010 to sign up for texts.
Alleluia Kids Schedule:
Alleluia Kids will meet Sundays after worship from 12:00 – 12:30 PM in the Alleluia Kids room in the 3rd floor music suite. Please subscribe to text updates for the most recent information. Text @bpbckids to the number 81010 to sign up for texts.
First Friday for Everyone – September 2, October 7, November 4
5:30-6:15 pm, Dinner & Open Gym
6:15-7:30 pm, Prayer & Intergenerational Fellowship Activity
Alleluia Kids (Music & More!)
Alleluia Kids is our music and more program, which includes children’s choir, handbells and other instruments, drama, and other creative worship arts. This group meets after worship most Sundays from Noon – 12:30 pm. Children of all ages are invited to gather in Alleluia Music room in the Music Suite, on the 3rd floor, following the morning service to learn about music and to prepare to lead the congregation in worship.
Godly Play is offered for children ages 4 – 5th grade and currently meets during the latter part of the worship hour most Sunday mornings. We do not meet on Communion Sundays and holiday weekends.
“What is Godly Play? Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.”
Children in Worship
At Buechel Park, we believe that children should be welcomed into the full worship experience of the church body. However, we also know that children thrive with additional resources to help them learn and engage.
Nursery is available each Sunday for infants – age 3.
Godly Play is offered for children ages 4 – 6th grade and currently meets during the latter part of the worship hour most Sunday mornings. We do not meet on Communion Sundays and holiday weekends.
The Worship Cart is filled with resources for children and worshipers of all ages who would like to creatively engage in worship. There are activity-based worship guides, children’s Bibles and books, crayons and pencils, paper and coloring pages, clipboards, quiet fidget and sensory items, along with rotating seasonal items and complete with a canvas bag to borrow all of your supplies in.
Nursery & Preschool
During worship, nursery is provided for ages 3 and younger, though parents are more than welcome to bring infants and young children with them to worship if they wish. During this time, the nursery is staffed by Nicole Davis, Preschool Director and a rotation of trained volunteers.