Children's Ministries
at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church
400 W. New Orleans
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma  74011
St. Stephen's, and as such, they may participate in
the sanctuary during any of our services.

Sunday mornings:
8:30        Informal, traditional service
9:45        Sunday School for all ages
11:00        Traditional service

Our youngest children (birth through 3 yrs.) may stay in the sanctuary with their
parents or guardians or may enjoy age-appropriate play with our loving caregivers
in the nursery. The nursery is located in the Education Building. You may pick up a
pager if you would like for us to be able to reach you during the morning.

Children may pick up a
Worship Bag to use during either service. They are
available at the back of the sanctuary; one set for younger children and one for
older children. Our volunteer re-stocks the bags weekly with coloring pages,
puzzles, crayons, and other things to use while sitting in the pews. At the end of
the service, simply return the bag to the basket, and we'll get it ready for the
next week.

Wee Worship is offered at both Sunday morning services for children ages 4
through 2nd grade. Children begin in the sanctuary so that they may participate
with the community praying, singing hymns, saying the creeds, offering our gifts,
and hearing Scripture read. They join our pastor at the front for Children's Time,
and then leave with a Wee Worship volunteer for their own age-appropriate
worship time. The volunteer will bring the children back into the sanctuary during
the closing hymn. On Communion Sundays, they will return in time to take communion
with their families.

Children 2nd grade and older may serve as
acolytes during either service. Our
acolyte coordinator will offer training whenever we have children ready to begin
Three children's choirs sing on a regular schedule
during both services:

Cherub Choir is for children in Pre-K through
Kindergarten. This choir rehearses on Sunday evenings.

Joyful Sound is for children in 1st & 2nd grades and
meets on Sunday evenings.

Discovery Choir is for children in 3rd through 6th
grades and meets on Sunday evenings. This group also
begins to play chimes.