St. Peter's Children's Ministry

September 19, 2022

What are you Afraid of?

I'm afraid of birds. Especially when they are flying around inside of a building.


Truth be told, this hasn't always been a fear of mine. However, about 15 years ago my husband and I went on a hiking trip in the Smokies and ended up getting a cheap hotel for the first night. Within the first 10 minutes of checking into our room I heard a tiny, faint little flutter coming from the curtains. I originally dismissed the thought thinking it was my imagination, but then it happened. The curtains began violently moving and I knew something was stuck between them and the window. In a sheer panic I ran outside, jumped into our vehicle and locked the doors all while leaving Richie to fend for himself inside the creepy hotel room.


From my car window, I could see my husband, chasing after this flying beast with a plastic ice box and a plate. After about five minutes of hunting one of God's smallest creations, he finally trapped the bird and released it back into the wild.


I can't even begin to explain the range of emotions I felt that night. Excitement. Fear. Panic. Apprehension. Anxiety. My knight in shining armor saved the day and begrudgingly set up the tent in the middle of the hotel room to help ease my fear. That night, we camped in front of the TV with our tent all zipped up. Ahhh.... memories!


God knows our fears. He wants us to bring those to Him no matter insignificant they may seem. He has an all-powerful grip on us and nothing can cause Him to let go. Although His grasp will never weaken, we must relinquish our fears in order to live out our faith. Easier said than done, right? Trust Him.


Blessings,

Desiree

Updated Website

Have you hopped over to the Children's Ministry section of the St. Peter's website yet? If not, you should check it out!

God's Garden

Birth - Kindergarten

Located in the Children's Ministry Hallway (9:30-10:30am)


In this week's Bible story, the Israelite people were hungry and their tummies said, “Grr!” But then God gave the people birds and bread to eat. Our children learned that God gives us food to eat and water to drink. He gives us mommies and daddies to take care of us. He gives us a church where we can learn about Jesus. God gives us everything we need!

Pathfinders

1st-4th Graders

Located in The Park (9:30-10:30am)


Our elementary students are learning about the Ten Commandments. This past weekend they discovered the importance of loving others. Jesus says when we treat other people the way that we want to be treated we shouldn't steal from them, or lie to them, or hurt them. Instead, we should put others first. Check out this video that explains more!

The Ten Commandments Part II

Quest

5th-6th Graders

Located in the Summit (9:30-10:30am)


What's the evidence that the bible is true?

Preteens are grappling with tough questions in every part of their lives. They may ask questions about God, faith, church, and the Bible that feel irreverent, embarrassing, and even challenging. You can live out the BE BOLD values by not shutting down these questions (or overreacting). Instead, welcome kids' doubts. Invite them to grapple through questions alongside you. Wrestling together with tough topics builds preteens trust in you and in God.

Little Church

As parents, sometimes it's tricky to focus on the sermon when we are trying to keep our littles quiet and busy in the pew. That's where "Little Church" comes in to the rescue! During the 10:45am service on Sunday mornings, children (birth - 6yrs) can discover how much God loves each and every one of them. This time includes songs, a Bible story, craft and snack.
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About Us

The Children's Ministry Team at St. Peter's is excited to partner with families to help children grow deeper in their faith. Our purpose as the body of Christ at St. Peter's is to be rooted in Christ, cultivate loving relationships, and reflect Jesus in all we do for the transformation of lives & the growth of God's Kingdom.