Ripples... Children's Ministry at PAG
The youngest group of kids at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church is called the Ripples. All kids, from preschool age 3 through the end of elementary school, are welcome to join. This is an awesome group of kids, where there is always something happening: weekly Sunday morning Faith Formations time, monthly family activities, and special events.
We are a Safe Church, which means that all of our volunteers are thoroughly screened to ensure your child’s safety. Please go like our Facebook page, and be on the lookout for upcoming events! More information is below.
As children learn and grow, so do the programs we offer. There is a nursery with changing area for families with the youngest children; Faith Formations time occurs every Sunday morning during 10:00 AM church; children's messages are often incorporated into the service; family-friendly events are scheduled throughout the year.
After kids leave elementary school and move to grade 6, they will transition to Riptide (the middle school youth group).
Sunday Morning Faith Formation
What: After the in-church Children’s Message, Ripples kids move to the education area of the church for Faith Formations time.
• Kids are divided into two groups (younger and older), and experience a variety of activities and discussions designed to help them grow in their faith.
• We incorporate hands-on activities, art, music, games, and science as ways to help Ripples understand the message being presented.
• We always learn something from the Bible, and we always have a lot of fun.
When: Faith Formations time happens each Sunday during the 10:00 service. Kids start out with parents or guardians in church then leave for Faith Formations after the Children’s Message.
Where: Ripples meet in classrooms in the education wing of Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church.
Family Activities and Special Events
Ripples events and family activities are great for fun and fellowship – we hope you will join us for any or all of them! From Rowdies games to bowling, we always have a good time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for events.
For more information about any of the following events, email Signewebb@yahoo.com
2019 - 2020
October 27 - Fall Festival
November 3 - Presentation of Bibles to Third Graders
November 15 - Intergenerational Shuffle Board in DTSP
November 30 or Dec 1 (tbd) - Advent Decorating
Dec 24 - Children's Christmas Eve Service
January 12 - Family & Friends Picnic
February 15 - Kids' Art Camp
February 16 - First-time Communion Meeting
February 23 - First-time Communion
March 6, 7, 8 - Family Camping at Fort DeSoto
April 5 - Kids' Palm Sunday Processional
April 11 - Easter Cross Decorating & Egg Hunt
May 30 or June 6 (tbd) - Vacation Bible School
Each year our PAG family will give a Spark Bible (NRSV) to our 3rd graders. These bibles are easy to read and are a great resource for kids and parents! This year's presentation of Bibles will be in November.
We invite parents and children to learn about communion and then experience it. We recommend this for children in grade three and above. This year's communion education meeting will take place on October13th after church, and the first communion experience will take place on October 20th.
Church Holiday Celebrations
Ripples and families love to celebrate! Join us the day before Easter for an egg hunt and Easter cross decoration. At Christmas time, take part in decorating the church.
Saturday Camps: Art Adventure & Vacation Bible School
Art Adventure Camp takes place on February 16th, and Summer Vacation Bible School takes place on June 1st. These fun Saturdays allow kids to learn and grow, while parents are free to spend the day at ease.