Children's Worship

Children's Worship

Parents/guardians: Register your children for the 2014-2015 Children's Worship program here.


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This is the reason that during the 11h00 worship service, we invite children ages 3 up to youth age 13 to a Sunday worship time designed for children.

During the 13h30 service, we invite children aged 3-8 to Sunday worship time designed for children.

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What Happens in Children’s Worship?

sunday_school_02We follow the same pattern as adult worship. All ages begin in the Sanctuary with the entire church family, as the children participate in the opening songs and prayers of worship. Then they are sent and welcomed to their special worship space to continue to meet with God.

In their own worship space, children are reminded that this is a special place and time.

The leader presents a Bible story. The narrative style is meditative, encouraging the children to focus on the story so that they can enter into it and experience God.

After hearing the story children respond to the story, first with their imagination, and then with their hands. The storytellers lead the children in wondering questions. Afterward, children are invited to make their own response, either through working with their hands, or re-telling the story using the materials.

At the end of the response time, the children and leader offer prayers of thanksgiving, reflecting the meaning of the word Eucharist. On the first Sunday of every month, the traditional nursery school snack is transformed into a feast as a sign of the Messianic banquet and a reminder that every Sunday is a feast day in celebration of Jesus' resurrection.

As each child departs, he or she is sent home with a blessing.  To read more about the Godly Play curriculum, please click here.  

If you have any questions about the program or if you would like to join the worship team, please contact the ACP Children’s Worship Coordinators at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Introducing our Director of Children's Ministry

Allison Wheeler — Director of Children's Ministry

Allison Wheeler Allison attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating with degrees in Religion and Theatre in 2008. After graduation Allison remained in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, teaching theater classes for children and teens at various institutions and working as a Volunteer Management Intern for the Available Light Theatre Co. During this time she was also heavily involved in the youth program at Northwest Christian Church.

Allison and her husband, Jonathan, came to Paris in January of 2011 after he accepted a post-doctorate research position in physics here. Since that time she has been involved in both the youth and Children’s Worship ministries at ACP. She also began work towards her Masters of Divinity at Phillips Theological Seminary in the fall of 2011.

Allison and Jonathan are the proud parents of Josephine Elizabeth, who will be a year old this September.

In her free time Allison enjoys exploring Paris’ beautiful museums, parks, and churches, as well as cooking, reading, and singing (although these days it’s mostly rounds of “Old MacDonald” to keep the baby entertained). She also enjoys spending time with her family travelling and seeking new adventures.

You can contact Allison here.

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