Children of Redeemer

Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at Church of the Redeemer

Children’s Ministry at Redeemer

Realizing that children are the future of the church, Redeemer provides a myriad of ways in which children and their parents can “Take Their Place” in parish life to the fullest, building deeper faith, solid community, and stronger families along the way. We look forward to sharing with you all that Redeemer has to offer. Please note: All staff and volunteers who work with children (infants -5th grade) and youth (grades 6-12) at Redeemer have been screened, and have completed “Safeguarding God’s Children” training.

Jacki Boedecker
Director of Children’s Christian Formation

 

Spotlight:

Join us every Sunday morning for Children’s Chapel during the 9 a.m. mass.

Sunday School takes place Sunday mornings following the 9 a.m. mass, and Sunday afternoons as part of the 1 p.m. mass in Spanish. Register here.

“Just Do It”, our Wednesday evening programming for K-5th graders, takes place weekly in January and February 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Class is currently full, but please register here for the waitlist.

Annual “Movie on the Lawn,” February 3, 5:30 p.m. Supper and snacks will be served. Featured film: Encanto. Bring something to sit on, and the adult beverage of choice! Register here.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions concerning baptism, 1st Communion class, children’s programming and opportunities, or just visiting Church of the Redeemer with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!

 

Click here to register for Sunday School

 

 

SUNDAYS

Acolytes and Choirs: Children grades 2 and up can serve as acolytes. Contact Jody Maxwell at Jody@Jjmcpa.net for details. Those in grades K-5 can be members of our world-class Children’s Choir. Contact SamNelson@RedeemerSarasota.org for more information.

Children’s Chapel: Held Sundays during the 9:00 a.m. mass, children VPK and older leave for Gillespie Hall before the reading of the Gospel, and return for The Peace. VPK begins Sunday School in Chapel.

Sunday School: Throughout the academic year, a vibrant Sunday School program is offered weekly immediately following the 9 a.m. mass for children VPK through 12th grade. Redeemer feels it is essential for families and the church partner to foster faith that sticks. 10 – 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Classes are also offered during the 1 p.m. Sunday Spanish mass. Look for the directional sign outside the “red doors” to help you find your child’s classroom. For safety sake, children 3rd grade and younger must be picked up by a parent at 10:40 a.m. Register here.

Redeemer Kids bags are filled with activity goodies, and are offered weekly upon arrival at mass.  “Redeemer Kids” bags are available on Sunday mornings in the narthex. They are filled with quiet time activities. We invite you to use them, take any artwork you create with you after church, and place the bag back on its “home” rack in the narthex before you leave. Bags and their contents are disinfected weekly.

Nursery: Our nurseries are open year-round for babies six-weeks-old through those not yet four during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. For access, please press the Ring doorbell, located just to the right of the door to the 2nd floor reception area, in the Robinson Center. To learn more about our nurseries, link here.

 

A sampling of Special Events and Weekday Programs

  • Sunday School – immediately following the 9 a.m. mass, and as part of the 1 p.m. mass in Spanish. To register for Sunday School, link here.
  • Just Do It! 2023 – Wednesdays in January and February, Jan 11 – Feb 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  K-5th grades. Class is full, but register for the waitlist here.
  • Little Hands, Big Hearts 2023 – Wednesday evening outreach during Lent, K-5th grades. Space is limited. Watch for registration.
  • First Communion Class 2023 – Sunday mornings in Lent, 10 – 10:40 a.m. Register here.
  • Children’s Procession of the Palms, Holy Week Tableaus, and Palm Sunday Petting Zoo – April 2, 2023, during and following the 9 a.m. mass. 
  • Easter Day Egg Hunt – April 9, 2023, following the 9 a.m. mass. No baskets, please. 
  • Annual Beach Bash – April 14, 2023. Watch for registration.
  • Vacation Bible School – August 2023. Watch for dates and registration. For a glimpse at VBS 2022, link here.
  • Rally Sunday – August 2023. Watch for dates and information.
  • Blessing of the Animals – October 1, 2023, 5:45 p.m. in the parish courtyard.
  • Parents in Prayer, August 10, 2023. Chapel.
  • LOGOS 2023- Wednesday afternoons in the Fall, K-5th grades. Watch for registration
  • All Saints’ Wax Museum – November 5, 2023, 10 a.m., Gillespie Hall.
  • Advent Event – November 26, 2023, 10 a.m., Gillespie Hall
  • Parish Family Christmas Lights Tour via Trolley, Wednesday, December 6, 5:45 p.m. Watch for registration.
  • Christmas Eve Family Mass – December 24, 2023, 3 p.m. Live Nativity and a Special Visitor are part of this service.
  • Christmas Break Overnight Camp, DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center. Watch for dates and registration.
  • Bagel & Bacon in Bathrobes with a Movie – January 28, 2024. Watch for details.
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