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 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. All staff and volunteers who work with children and youth at Redeemer have been screened, and have completed “Safeguarding God’s Children” training. We look forward to sharing with you all that Redeemer has to offer.

Jacki Boedecker
Director of Children’s Christian Formation

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SUNDAYS

  • Acolytes and Choirs: Children grades 2 and up can serve as acolytes. Contact joverton@redeemersarasota.org for details. Those in grades K-5 can be members of our Westminster Choir. Contact samnelson@redeemersarasota.org for more information.
  • Children’s Chapel: Held Sundays during the 9:00 AM Mass, children K-5th leave for Gillespie Hall before the reading of the Gospel, and return for The Peace. Children PreK and younger are welcome to attend, with a parent.
  • Sunday School: During COVID-19, a vibrant Courtyard Sunday School program is offered weekly immediately following the 9 AM mass.  We look forward to returning to in-person, grade level Sunday School classes, essential as families and the church partner to foster faith that sticks, which typically take place throughout the academic year for all children from 10:10 to 10:45 on Sunday mornings. Classes are also offered during the 1PM Spanish mass.
  • Activity goodies are offered weekly upon arrival at mass. Take your artwork and crayons with you after the service. We look forward to resuming the use of our “Redeemer Kids” bags, which will again be available in the narthex with quiet time activities – coloring pages and crayons, pipe cleaners for “creating,” small Bible story books, etc.
  • Nursery: During COVID-19, only our “Confident Walker through 3-year old Nursery” is open, on a very limited basis, on Sunday mornings at the 9 AM and 11 AM masses.  For the safety of all, attendance requires weekly registration. For more information, link here. However, we look forward to when we can re-open our entire childcare suite! Once reopened, Redeemer will again be blessed to offer nursery care for infants through 3 year olds, with nurseries open every Sunday during the 9 and 11 AM masses, and 1PM Spanish mass.

Sampling of special events and weekday programs

  • Logos
  • Vacation Bible School – 3-7 August, 9-noon, but virtual in 2020
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • All Saints’ Wax Museum
  • Advent Event
  • Christmas Eve 12 noon and 3PM mass with Live Nativity and a “Special Visitor”
  • Holy Week Tableaus, Palm Sunday Petting Zoo, and Easter Day Egg Hunt
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