WELCOME! 

 

 As a church and congregation, we are dedicated to serving the families in our church and community. Our kids are the youngest official group in the church and are called the Ripples (followed by the Middle School Riptide, High School Wave, and Young Adult Tsunami groups).

 

Our goals in Ripples are to:

- help children grow in faith and in their understanding of the Bible, God, and the church

- provide a safe and loving Christian environment in which kids learn, experience, and have fun

- support families in raising confident, responsible, caring Christian kids

- offer opportunities for church families to spend time together

 

Whether you’re just visiting, on vacation, or live in the area, we welcome you to bring your children to our church. As parents ourselves, we know you may have some questions!

 

 As parents ourselves, we know you may have some questions! Please see below for information, calendars, and frequently asked questions.

 

Ripples Special Events for 2022-2023 HERE

 

Faith Formation Time on Sunday Mornings

 

FOCUS: DAVID & GOLIATH - WITH GOD I CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING!

 

November 6 - Gather with Games: Join us as we discover David & Goliath through games and an animated version of the story.

 

November 13 -  Act It Out: Kids will act out the story of David and Goliath and review that with God's help we can do almost anything! 

November 13 - After-Church Activity: Beach Day - Family beach day for fun and games. Indoor activities in case of rain.

 

November 20 - Creation Stations: See just how big Goliath really was, and, as part of our class, we'll be making our own personal growth charts.

 

 

 

FOCUS: ADVENT & CHRISTMAS - FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN!

 

What's in the Box? Join us each Sunday in Advent during 10:00 church to figure out what's in the box with Pastor Keith.

 

November 27 - Creation Stations - Join us for painting ornaments!

November 27 - After-Church Activity: Christmas Decorating Party - Join us for this fun fmaily party with decorating, lunch, goodies, music, and laughter. 

 

December 4 - Gather with Games - Celebrate the Christmas story and play Christmas-themed games. 

December 4 - Wearing Christmas - Wear those Christmas jammies to 10:00 church!

 

December 11 - Songs & Service - We'll explore the Christmas story through music - and create Christmas cards for the elderly.

December 11 - Wearing Christmas - Bring your Christmas hats for 10:00 church.

 

December 18 - Act it Out - Jesus, Mary, Joseph, angels, and animals - come and act out the nativity.

December 18 - Wearing Christmas - Wear your Christmas socks and/or Christmas sweaters - "ugly" or not - to 10:00 church.

 

December 24 - Christmas Eve Family Service at 4:00. Check the church homepage for additional service details.

December 25 - Merry Christmas! Have a very merry Christmas. Faith Formation does not meet on this holiday. 

 

Save the date for Family New Year's Party at Bayside Gym - Saturday, January 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

 

 

WHAT WE OFFER!

As children learn and grow, so do the programs we offer. We invite you to join us.

 

SUNDAY MORNING CHILDCARE: Our nursery area includes toys, books, and a safe play area; a changing area for babies; a television for watching the service; and the option to leave children with our nursery staff.

 

SUNDAY MORNING FAITH FORMATIONS TIME:  Each Sunday morning during 10:00 AM church, kids are invited to Faith Formations time. Children's messages are usually incorporated into the service, after which kids leave with the Ripples leaders for the remainder of the service (see above for weekly topics).

 

FAMILY EVENTS: Scheduled approximately once each month, family events offer time for fellowship and fun. Activities are varied; please check them out below.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS: We value our traditions! Each year we include the presentation of Bibles to children, communion instruction, a Christmas party, and much more .Our family events are scheduled approximately once each month, offering time for fellowship and fun. Activities are varied throughout the year. Please check them out HERE.

WHAT AGES CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMS?

Childcare is available for kids who are younger than 3 or not quite ready to join the other children in Faith Formations.

Kids age three (potty trained) through those in grade 6 are invited to join us for Faith Formations time on Sunday mornings, where they divide into age-appropriate groups. Families with kids of all ages are welcome to Family and Special Events.

WHAT DO KIDS DO ON SUNDAY MORNINGS DURING FAITH FORMATION?

Faith Formations time takes place each Sunday during 10:00 church. Children start in church with their families, then take part in the Children’s Message during the service. Kids leave as a group for Faith Formations, located on the first floor of the Education Building. There, they learn about God through play, art, stories, and games. Each Sunday is a little bit different, depending on the day’s focus, but it’s always fun.

WILL MY CHILD BE SAFE? HOW WILL I KNOW IF HE OR SHE NEEDS SOMETHING?

Your children’s safety is important to us. We are a Safe Church, which means that all our volunteers are screened to ensure your child’s safety.If your child needs you while in the nursery or Faith Formations, we’ll alert you either via text message or by personally coming into the church.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN HELPING WITH FAITH FORMATIONS OR SPECIAL EVENTS?

We welcome volunteers! Contact Signe at SigneWebb@Yahoo.com if you’re interested in spending time with the Ripples group.

Before working with our children, all volunteers are screened through a background check as part of our Safe Church policy.

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

We’re happy to help. Please contact the office at  Admin@pagchurch.org or the Director of Faith Formations at SigneWebb@Yahoo.com.