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Explore, grow and be nurtured in Christian faith.

Shandon places a strong emphasis on fostering Christian faith in children. Children are always welcome and are encouraged to worship with their families at all of our worship services. During the traditional services, a children’s bulletin and crayons are available, and children are invited upfront for an age-appropriate children’s sermon.

Traditional Worship
Sundays, 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Stirring music, inspiring message and friendly atmosphere.

LifeLine Contemporary Worship
Sundays, 11:05 a.m. in the Dunn-Smith Ministry Center
Casual, upbeat style with a cool band and contemporary message.

Find out more about Shandon worship.

Age-level nurseries are available during all Sunday morning worship services for infants through 3-years-old, and during Sunday school for infants. Nurseries open on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and are staffed with trained, paid workers and parent volunteers. The rooms are large and inviting, and equipped with age appropriate toys and furnishings. Most church-wide activities and many special programs have available childcare.

Grow, Proclaim, Serve. Children meet in grade and age-level classes on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

2-year-olds through 6th graders experience the Grow, Proclaim, Serve curriculum.

Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Knox Building, 1st Floor
Threes, Fours, and Fives: DuBose Building, 1st Floor
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades: DuBose Building, 2nd Floor
6th Grade: DuBose Building, 2nd Floor

Introducing children to the wonderful world of expressing their faith through music.

Shandon has three age-level children’s choirs that sing at various services and special events. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings and Orff instruments (tone bar instruments) and choir chimes are part of the choirs curriculums.

Cherub Choir: 4- and 5-year-olds: Rehearsals 6:00-6:30 p.m.
St. Cecelia Choir: Grades 1-2: Rehearsals 6:00-6:45 p.m.
St. Nicholas Choir: Grade 3-5: Rehearsals 6:00-6:45 p.m

Each year the Confirmation experience provides opportunities for 6th graders to grow in faith and recognize God in their lives.

Through a variety of learning activities and the guidance of caring mentors, clergy, and staff, they explore Christian and Methodist beliefs and prepare to become full members of the church. Following the example of Jesus, they also spend time building friendships and enjoy feelings of being accepted.

Confirmation begins with UM6F (United Methodist 6th Grade Fellowship).
They pack in games, team building, a field trip/service day, and other fun activities. UM6F is a great way to grow the Confirmation Class together, prior to the regular Confirmation classes.

Shandon fully embraces the responsibility and joy of nurturing children on their faith journeys, and each year our children participate in and help lead the Sunday morning worship services during Children’s Sunday. A Bible is presented to 3-year-olds on this Sunday.

Each year in the fall, Shandon presents a gift Bible to each child in the 3rd grade class to help them discover and get to know the Bible and encourage regular Bible study. The 3rd grade Sunday school teachers guide and train these students throughout the year in lessons on how to use their Bibles.

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