CHILDREN

Virtual Sunday School

Sundays at 3:30 pm on Zoom
We are connecting with leaders and children across our local congregations for virtual Sunday School time this fall. Connect on zoom to participate live. We plan to offer this online option through November 21.
 

Godly Play

At Peace we invite children into God’s story through Godly Play. This approach to faith formation honors that children have their own experiences of God, and our work is to help them build language about that experience…and to teach them the sacred stories in which they will find their place. Godly Play time is shaped like the time of worship: Gathering, Story, Feast, Sending. Children respond to the story with their own creative work and wonder. The environment is carefully prepared, with beautiful materials and loving hearts. Dr. Jerome Berryman has brought Christian liturgy and Montessori teaching principles together to develop this method, which has been practiced for over 40 years.
 
Children are welcomed into the circle when they are ready – often age 2 or 3. Children of all ages hear the story together and are offered age-appropriate materials for their response work.
 
Peace Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Godly Play Foundation and participates in the Godly Play Guild of Central Texas.

Children in Worship

We welcome people of all ages in worship, and we hope to provide an environment where families can worship together. To honor our youngest worshiper, we offer our prayground close to the action where children can see and engage in worship, while providing quiet activities for bodies that like to be in motion. There are also activity bags for older children hanging by the entrance to the worship space to use at their seats.
 
When young worshipers aren’t ready to engage in worship and need space to run or express themselves more loudly than their caregivers think is good for worship, there is a train table in the Narthex and a Nursery behind the worship space that children can visit with a caregiver. There are changing tables in the restrooms, as well as in the Nursery.
 

Vacation Bible School

Join us online for virtual VBS  June 7-11, 2021. Videos will remain available for the summer.
 
Every June, Peace holds a week-long, half-day Vacation Bible School that has become widely respected in the community as a place of great learning, fun, and care. We travel to another time or place to explore stories from the Bible and church history. Many adult volunteers lead children from throughout the community in crafts, music, stories, games, and snacks.
 
 

Peace Preschool Operations Suspended 8/31/2021

A number of circumstances have come together to invite extensive discernment on the part of the Peace Preschool Board about next steps for our school. While the school remains in a good financial position following the challenges of the past year and a half, enrollment has remained low. We also recently received notice of the upcoming resignation of our long-tenured and beloved director, Mary Mayo. Mary has served the school so well…and has been with Peace since 2001. In light of the combination of staffing transitions, low enrollment, and the current spike in COVID cases, the board believes that the school is best served by suspending operations for further discernment.

For those who have shepherded Peace Preschool to this point, for each life the school has touched, and for those who are currently discerning next steps, we invite your prayers. And we thank Mary with our whole hearts for her faithful, loving service of this ministry. And we wish her well in the next chapter that is opening for her and her family.