Christ Church wants you to feel welcome and encouraged as your family comes to grow with us in faith-building and mission-living. Children and parents are welcome just as they are to grace-filled places of worship, learning, community, and serving together.
New To Christ Church?
There are several ways to connect to the Christ Church family. Parent Network gatherings, small groups for adults and children, worship, community events, and service projects serving Lexington and the world. see more below.
Sundays – What to Expect: Worship is available in person and online. Children are registered for worship before 11 am and then worship with the congregation until it is time for their dismissal for Worship in their children’s space. This worship service is for ages 4 years – 5th grade. Nursery is provided for children three years and under. The nursery opens at 10:40 a.m. We also welcome your child in the Worship Center if you prefer, and there is a Parent Break Room, Room 102 to the right of the front doors with rockers and toys and streaming service. There is another private room for women to use for nursing or pumping if needed with some supplies available there as well, Room 103. Both rooms are directly across from a Family Bathroom.
Resources for Parents to Know What Your Child Experienced at Christ Church (Worship & Small Group)
Christ Church knows you are the spiritual leaders of your children and God is pleased to have you in that role. To help you expand your child’s experience from Worship and Small Group each week find the Parent Connection Google documents, read the short description, and use it for discussion starters, etc.
What did my child experience in Children’s Worship?
What did my child experience in small groups?
The first Sunday of each month is Intergenerational where Children’s Worship ages, 4 years-5th grade, will worship the entire hour with their parents or guardians in the Worship Center. Children can find worship materials to accompany their time in worship on the bench by the Worship Center. Children’s small group God Journals are available in the crate. If your child has not attended a small group, they are still invited to have a God Journal for their time in Worship.
Communion Sunday (Intergenerational Sunday)
Christ Church has an open table for Communion. We take Communion by intinction which means a piece of bread is given to you to dip into the Cup when offered. Anyone can come to the Lord’s table. Children are welcome and if a crumb is dropped or bread is lost in the juice there is no harm done. Gluten-free and pre-sealed are available, simply ask at the Communion Station.
Christ Church has a child policy to ensure a safe environment with volunteer training and background checks along with sign-in/sign-out safety procedures and facility safeguards. Please download the CC Form to provide information to best serve your child, CC Children Permission Form 2022/23.
Register by Monday, Oct. 2nd – Parent Network heard that you value doing the parenting journey with one another learning and supporting each other. Therefore, beginning in October, Parent Network is offering the first of two short-term parenting small group sessions (see calendar below). Session One will focus on your questions about creating good communication and connection as a family and more how-tos for Spiritual Parenting. Each session runs for three weeks on Sunday evenings, 5-6:30 pm Oct 8th, 15th & 22nd. Register for Session 1 today! Spiritual Parenting: Faith Foundations, a one-time class, is recommended to accompany your small group time (see below).
Session One Facilitators: Jessica Dodgen, CSW, John Story, Psy.D., Pastor Brenda Story & Pastor Marco Ballesteros.
Check here for Calendar items coming up for the entire church!
Small Group is the place kids can be themselves and talk and learn about how God is a part of every day. It’s a time to make lasting friendships that are for the good times and the bad ones. It’s here that children learn about small group life together and learn how to become more like Jesus. For grades K-5th. Check out the Small Group Parent Page where parents can see lessons and have At HOME to reinforce the lesson for the night. Contact Pastor Brenda.
Beginning August 30th, 2023
Go here to find more information and registration details.
The parent Network exists to support one another in the job of parenting. Regular gatherings, equipping help, and blessings on the journey with God as a family. Need to talk to someone about the job of parenting? Contact Heather Bush, Children & Family Team Leader or Pastor Brenda Story. Contact Pastor Brenda about joining the Parent Network FB Group