We have specially crafted ministries for young children to welcome them into the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration family through our extensive Children’s Ministry program led by director Mary Cotton.
Mrs. Cotton’s Corner
For the foreseeable future, in this time of quarantine and social distancing, Mary Cotton offers the following ways to connect each week:
Monday Lunch Bunch via Zoom! 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Younger Kids, 12:00 – 12:30 pm Younger kids. Please email Mary Cotton to receive an invite.
Sunday Morning Story Time: Story Time on Facebook with Mary Cotton
Emma’s Place Nursery
This is a wonderful place to drop your children off while you can spend some quiet time at the worship service in Edwards. Teresa would love to see your children or grandchildren. We also have one adult and one youth from our congregation to help Teresa. All children from the age of 6 months to 3 years are welcome. Emma’s Place is fresh and clean so your toddlers will stay healthy and happy.
If you have any questions please call Mary Cotton.
10:15 – Children arrive and go directly to bathroom to wash hands. They then go to the table and eat snack. Teachers take attendance at this time.
10:25 – Classroom and sit down for gathering prayer
- group introduction- hello with names
10:35 – Lesson
10:50 – Activity
11:00 ish – Hand outs and go back to church reverently. Join families in saying the “Our Father”
Teachers can stay and clean up or come back after the service. REGISTER HERE
Our Children’s Ministry program focuses on Godly Play, a story-based religious education curriculum that is based on the pioneering work of Maria Montessori and Sofia Caveletti. It is a curriculum that honors a child’s natural sense of the sacred and seeks to provide a richly structured environment in which the religious potential of a child may freely develop. Each lesson is presented in a story form based on Holy Scripture and provides sensorial materials that children can work with in a safe, stimulating environment. The stories are appropriate for children of all ages.