Children's Ministry

                           "Children are a gift from the Lord."  Psalm 127:3
  • Please remember to scroll all the way down to read about ALL of our programs                                                   
  • Student Leadership Team begins in November                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Upcoming Events                                                                                                            Saturday, November 4     Welcome Home Initiative 10:00am

              Sunday, November 5         Don't forget to FALL BACK - Daylight Saving Time

                                                                 Fishing for God's Word Children's Sermon

                                                              Children's Program 10:20am:  Ripples of Kindness


             Sunday, November 12        Children's Program 10:20am:  Serve the Lord


             Sunday, November 19        Children's Program 10:20am:  Planting Gratitude Gardens

                                                               4th & 5th Grade Youth Group:  Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

             Sunday, November 26       Children's Program 10:20am:  Jesse Tree

                                                              College Care Packages in Tucker Hall 10:30am

             Sunday, December 3          Fishing for God's Word Children's Sermon

                                                              Advent Wreath Making in Tucker Hall 10:20am

                                                              4th & 5th Grade Youth Group:  Wreath Making

             Sunday, December 10       Children's Program 10:20am:  Never Fear, Jesus Is (Almost) Here!

                                                               Lessons & Carols 5:00pm Both children's choirs perform

            Saturday, December 16      Christmas Pageant Rehearsal in Sanctuary

                                                                9:00am Speaking Roles

                                                                  10:00am All other roles

              Sunday, December 17        Christmas Pageant 10:00am in the Sanctuary

              Sunday, December 24       Christmas Eve

                                                                Service Times:  9:00am  Holy Eucharist

                                                                                             4:00pm Children Centered

                                                                                             5:00pm  Traditional

                                                                                             9:00pm  Candlelight

                                                                  Childcare available at all services.


              Monday, December 25       Christmas Day Service 11:00am

              Sunday, December 31         Christmas Break - No Children's Program





Sunday Morning Schedule

7:45am-12:45pm - Our Nursery/Toddler/Preschool Rooms are open for infants through preschoolers.

9:10am - Children's Choirs - elementary aged children are dismissed from the 9:15am service for choir rehearsal and return in time for Holy Communion with their families.

9:15am/11:15am - Children's Chapel - elementary aged children have a choice to begin the service with their families in church, then dismiss for Chapel in St. Andrews, and return for Holy Communion.

10:0am - 11:10am Sunday Children's Program upstairs

Our nursery, toddler, and elementary programs are a welcoming place for all children where they can learn of God’s love and grace while learning to be a part of a church family.  If you need additional information on any of our children’s programs, please contact Lillie Tillar, Director of Children’s Ministries, at 757-428-3573, EXT 22 . 

Nursery Care (Infant - 15 months) 

The goal of our nursery program is to provide a safe, healthy and pleasant environment for our youngest members. Paid professional workers staff the nursery. All nursery workers are First Aid/CPR certified and have completed the Safe Church training as required by the diocese.  Our infant (newborn - 15 months approx.) nursery is located downstairs directly across from the elevator - which is to the right when you come through the main entrance. 

Toddler and Preschool Care (18 months - 5 years) 

Our Toddler and Preschool program is focused on providing a nurturing, creative and safe environment for our 2-5 year olds. Paid professional workers staff our toddler and preschool rooms. All childcare workers are First Aid/CPR certified and have completed the Safe Church training as required by the diocese. Toddlers and preschoolers have an opportunity to experience an interactive curriculum by being introduced to a new Bible story or theme each Sunday. Through storytelling, songs, games, play and crafts they explore these age appropriate lessons. Our toddler and preschool rooms are located upstairs. The stairs in between the sanctuary and Gift Shop will lead you to the children's classrooms. Turn left at the top of the stairs - the toddler room will be on your right and preschool room on your left. 

Children's Chapel (PK - elementary ages) 

Children are dismissed during the 9:15am and 11:15am services for Children's Chapel. They meet across the hall in St. Andrew's Chapel. They process, light altar candles, hear the story and lesson of the day, and say their Children’s Creed and Prayers of the People. Chapel Leaders usher the children back to parents in the sanctuary—during the peace and just before Holy Communion. 

Sunday Children's Program (K - 5th grade) 

Our Sunday Children's Program meets from 10:20am - 11:15am upstairs on the children's hall. There will be a cross procession for children during the final hymn during the 9:15am service when they may proceed upstairs. Elementary children at Galilee grow in faith through a meaningful and playful study of the Bible. Our classes for children use a dynamic curriculum that follows the Lectionary and includes hands on activities, Bible memory verses, special worship time, along with creative projects. 

4th & 5th Grade Youth Group

Our 4th & 5th graders gather on Sunday once a month for fun, games, and fellowship.

Saturday, November 4th      Welcome Home Initiative   10:00am

Sunday, November 19th       Gratitude Scavenger Hunt  4:30pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, December 3rd         Wreath Making with Lunch 11:15am - 1:00pm