>>Children's Christian Education
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom
of God belongs to such as these" (Mark 10:14)
Tokyo Union Church offers an active Children’s Ministry Program, the foundation
being Sunday School held from 9:45 – 10:45 each Sunday from September through
Angels Class: Sunday School for children aged 3- 5
With Hands On Bible Curriculum, the children are engaged through their senses
using a variety of methods such as music, crafts and Bible lessons that draw
kids into God’s Word and closer to Jesus. An adult volunteer teaches the same
lesson for a one month commitment offering consistency for the children. Classes
are held on the 4th Floor in an Early Learning Center classroom from 9:45.
Kingdom Come Kids (KCK): Sunday School for children aged 6 - 11
This dynamic program, based on a workshop rotation model, gets rave reviews from
children and adults alike. Each rotation, lasting four to five weeks, covers a
single Bible story, which is explored through such activities as games,
storytelling, cooking, science, crafts, and music. Adult volunteers teach the
same segment for the duration of the 4-to- 5 week rotation, with adjustments
made based on the age group. Due to the structure and diversity of the
curriculum, children are able to work with and learn from a dynamic group of
individuals. KCK is held in the Fellowship Hall in the basement level of the
church building from 9:45.
Children in Church
Children are always welcome in the worship services at TUC. Children’s Ministry
strives to support parents as they guide their children into the joys of
worship. Every Sunday morning during both worship services, Good News for Kids,
a 5-minute sermon for children, is given by a pastor or someone involved in
Children’s Ministry. Age appropriate Worship Bags are available for children
during the worship services as well as Children’s Bulletins to help keep
children focused during worship.
Throughout the year, there are special events during the services that pay
tribute to children and their interests, such as singing and musical recitals,
lector reading and drama.
Children not in Worship
Children aged 3-7, who are not yet able to sit comfortably through an entire
service, are invited to join the Worship Child Care (WCC) immediately following
Good News for Kids at the 8:30 and 11:00 services.
During the 11:00 service we divide the children according to age; the 3 years
olds – Kindergarten children have music time, a bible story, an accompanying
craft, and a Veggie Tales video if time allows. The 6 & 7 year old class also
has a bible story with discussion, lessons regarding worship service and bible
WCC is held on the 4th floor in an Early Learning Center classrooms.
Staffed by friendly professionals, the Sunday Nursery looks after children aged
3 and younger, from the start of the 8:30 a.m. service until the end of the 11
Vacation Bible School 2010
Registration opens May 23rd for Vacation Bible School
Set sail this summer for VBS fun August 16th – 20th! This year TUC will offer HIGH SEAS, another boat load of a good time from Group Publishing that you will not want to miss! Anyone interested in having a great time while helping children develop a sense of God’s loving presence, speak to Karla. We are looking for teachers and helpers for both preschool and elementary in art, games, Bible story and snacks. Please see Karla for more information. email@example.com
Please feel free to contact Karla Watauchi, Children’s Ministry Director through
the TUC church office at 03-3400-0047 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.