St. Thomas Episcokids
Christian Education for Children pre-K through 5th grades

VBS 2018 - Wizards and Wonders: A Hero's Journey with Harry Potter 

St. Thomas Episcopal Church invites children ages 4 through 5th grade to join us for an unforgettable Vacation Bible School where we will use stories and images from the Harry Potter series to explore issues of identity, alliances, team work, spiritual gifts, life's direction, temptations, moral choices, courage and faith. It is June 4-8 (Mon-Fri) from 8:45am-11:45am. The cost is $10 per person.
 
Based on the Harry Potter books, this is a five day program that brings us together for fun and learning. Wizards and Wonders will surprise you in how well it deals with Christian themes in the popular children's series. Through drama, crafts and games, participants connect the hero's story to Bible stories.
 
Here is a snapshot of the week:
Day 1: “Moses is called by God.”
Day 2: “Jesus calls His disciples.” “One body, many parts.” Exodus 2-4, Matthew 4, 9, 10; Mark 1, 2, 3; Luke 5, 6 Paul’s letter to the Corinthians
Day 3: “Elijah and the still, small voice of God.” 1 Kings 19:9-15
Day 4: “The temptations in the wilderness.” Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4
Day 5: “The Resurrection.” The Baptismal Covenant 
 
 **We have a 100 child limit, so register soon!**
 
Friends and Families,
 
Christian formation and education are important for all ages. Clergy, staff, and volunteers at St. Thomas work together in this important ministry; providing age-appropriate venues for children to learn about and experience their faith. You may hear me refer to the children of our parish as my Episcokids. Your children do become extensions of my family and it is my hope that together we can learn and grow in God’s love. We hope to see you at many upcoming Episcokid Events!
 
Blessings,
Ms. Erin
 
Shine Time
Episcokids between the ages of 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to attend one of three classes Sunday mornings during the school year. Classes begin at 9:30am and conclude by 10:15am, at which time children join their parents for church.
 
The curriculum used on Sunday mornings is Whirl. Its goal, which coincides with the mission of St. Thomas Church, is to teach children the way of Christ, in both the church but also in the world. This program gives our children a solid grounding for future youth formation programs, which in turn will prepare them for Christian adulthood. 
 
Children's Church
At St. Thomas, Children's church is offered during our 10:30am service. Children go to the chapel at the Sequence Hymn and return to the regular service at the Peace for Holy Communion. Children's Church includes an age appropriate sermon &  activities.
 
Nursery
Nursery care is provided from 9:30 - 12:30 on Sunday mornings and on Wednesdays during dinner and programs. Nursery care is also available during special services and events throughout the year. Two nursery staff are present to welcome children ages 6 weeks through age 3.
 
Wednesday Evening:
Food, Fellowship, & Formation 
This time at St. Thomas is a great mid-week break! You and your children will be refreshed by the Holy Spirit for the second half of the week.
 
We offer Eucharist in the Chapel at 5:30pm. Wednesday night supper begins at 5:45pm. The menu for each week is provided via our church's weekly Spiritual Adventures email. Reserve your meal online, via emailor by calling the church office by Monday afternoon. At 6:45pm the Episcokids meet for programming that includes Children's Choir and Faith Formation activities.

Special Events Throughout the Year 

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
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Book Bag Blessing 
animalblessing
 
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pageant
 
Epiphany Celebration
Easter Egg Hunt
Episcokid Excursions 
 

Outreach 

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Opportunities for outreach are available to children throughout the year.
 
LOCATION: 2100 Hilton Ave, Columbus GA 31906 SERVICES: Wednesday - 5:30 PM // Sunday - 8 AM & 10:30 AM OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm M-F P: (706)324-4264 E: office@stthomascolumbus.org