Sunday Worship
9:00 and 11:00 am


5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI 53716
608-222-1241; Office@ststlc.net


Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-2:00 pm

           
     

Children

Sunday SchoolSunday School
10:15 to 11:00 a.m.
During the School Year

Sunday School at St. Stephen’s is creative and exciting for children age 4 to grade 5. Each week, class from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. features a variety of activities to nurture faith.


Sunday School News
November 2017Sunday School October 2017
Sunday School is off to a wonderful start! Our three classrooms are having fun and learning about Jesus and his never-ending love for us. We sang "I Just Wanna Be A Sheep" in service, learned about Joseph helping his family, fo-cused on Vineyard Workers, Paying Taxes, and Chief Priests, and welcomed new classroom teachers/helpers. We look forward to December 17 when the Sunday School will have their Christmas Program in the 9:00AM service!

Your child ages 4 through 5th grade is welcome every Sunday morning at 10:15 am! The calendar can be find on this page in the right column. For more information email Jessica at ststlcvolunteer@gmail.com.

Thank you to our classroom volunteers!! Angie Bootz, Julie Buss, Kim Had-den, Matt Hadden, Kaylee Herfel, Lenee Kruse, Debbie McCann, Becky Mitch-ell, Lynnan Osawa, Eva Robelia, Jon Robelia, and Jessica Sullivan.

Your help is needed:
- Sunday School would love any children-sized safety scissors, washable paint, washable markers, and pencil erasers that go on the end of pencils that you could donate. Just leave upstairs in the Sunday School resource room on or near the desk.
- Please let Jessica know if you'd like to help during November or December Christmas program practices, or help make costumes. We would love your help. Thank you!

June 2017 Sunday School

Sunday School:
Join Us During the School Year! 10:15 am

We welcome you! Our team of Sunday School teachers, helpers, administrative supporters, greeters, resource organizers, and snack volunteers are well prepared and creative. Our Sunday morning schedule includes two worship services—one at 9:00 am and one at 11:00 am—with an Education Time for all ages in between from 10:15-11:00am. This allows families with children more flexibility in which worship time to attend, based on their family’s schedule and preferences. It also allows families to worship together—providing children a better opportunity to become familiar with and gain an appreciation for the rhythms of collective worship.

Registration & Information
Click here to download a Registration and Participant Permission

Click here to download the fall schedule

How to Register Your Child Age 4 Through 5th Grade:

• Find a registration form at the "Education Station" bulletin board outside of the Sanctuary, fill it out, return it to the envelope on the board or return to the Sunday School mailbox outside of the office.
• Downloadable registration form. Click here.
Email the church office at office@ststlc.net with questions..

New Spark Curriculum
With funds given by the Memorial and Gifts Sub-Committee we have purchased 2 new tables and 12 new chairs that are perfectly sized for children.
We have also purchased Spark curriculum and Bibles for the upcoming year. This will make teaching and preparing for class so much easier for our volunteers! It is also a wonderful resource that the children will love!! Every lesson has four parts: Gather, Open the Bible, Activate Faith, and Send. Find out more at: Spark Curriculum.

Children

Joyful NoiseJoyful Noise
St. Stephen’s Joyful Noise Community Youth Music Program began programming this fall (with the support of a $15,000 grant from the Ecumenical Housing Corporation Fund for Faith Communities, a Field of Interest fund at Madison Community Foundation) and currently has twelve students enrolled in music education and enrichment classes. Full class descriptions, schedules and registration information can be found on our website,http://joyfulnoisemonona.weebly.com/.

Classes are taught by Rebecca Redmann and Kristen Davies, with an age-appropriate curriculum that includes singing, movement/dance, improvisation with a variety of instrumentation, rhythmic exploration, and music games designed to entertain and engage our students. Our first sessions involved children from public school and homeschool environments, from 4k to 3rd grade. They have collectively learned a dozen songs rounds, and finger plays, developed rhythmic skills enough to read, interpret and execute simple rhythmic patterns, learned the solfege (do, re, mi…) pitches and associated hand signs, and have “composed” their own melodic and rhythmic patterns for the class to play, and much more—and we’re only half-way through!. We look forward to starting a new semester in January, and hope to have many new students, as well as a few familiar faces!

If you know a child who is interested in participating in a Joyful Noise music class this winter, please visit our website for details, or speak to Rebecca joyfulnoisemonona@ststlc.net.

Vacation Bible School, 2016
Snakes and Legos and Bouncing, Oh My!
VBS 2016VBS 2016


Children in Worship

All ages are an important part of our worship life, even young noisy children!
(We count it as praise to God!) We strongly encourage families to worship together as frequently as possible--nothing else you do together will more strongly form your child's faith. If parents would like time to focus on worship we offer several good options. You are also welcome to sit with your child in Jubilee Place where a TV monitors the worship service. At the 11:00 a.m. service, a children's area in the worship space offers books, activities and room to move around.

Busy Bags for Worship
If you haven’t heard, we now have “Busy Bags” at the back of the Sanctuary! They are little backpacks designed to help our younger children stay active and engaged during worship services. If you’ve got little ones who sometimes get the wiggles, feel free to grab one on your way in to church! They include: quiet toys, small books, crayons and paper, and a stuffed animal.

Creative LearningChildren and Prayer
Early in life is a great time to keep baptismal promises of nurturing faith in your home! One of the simplest things to start with is a meal prayer together. Here's one popular suggestion:
 Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest
 and let these gifts to us be blessed. Amen!



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5700 Pheasant Hill Rd., Monona, WI, 53716; Office@ststlc.net; 608-222-1241
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