Seasonal Rhythms


palm branches and cross

Easter

March/April

Easter Sunday is one of our most anticipated days of the year, as God’s people celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. On Palm Sunday Children can participate in a Palm Sunday Processional and a Kids’ Choir as we celebrate our Lord Jesus being hailed as King.

On Easter Sunday during a special Children’s Worship children meet a Bible-times character who witnessed the resurrection and then engage in a time of worshipping our risen Savior.

kids receiving communion

Profession of Faith Class

March

This one-day, four-hour, kid-friendly class aims to help children understand what it means to profess their faith in Jesus Christ and to begin to participate in the sacraments, or visible expressions of God’s grace for His people, which sustain our faith. Read more about the Profession of Faith class.

Kids squirting water during Kids Camp

Kids’ Camp

June

Each summer we hear from one character of the Bible, his/her story unfolding more each day during this mornings-only day camp. In the end, children gain a richer view of God, and along the way, a better understanding of themselves in His world. Kids’ Camp is for 4-year-olds (by September 1st) through graduates of fourth grade. Registration typically opens in early May for Knox families and their invited guests.

Volunteers
Volunteer for Kids’ Camp 2017.  Please contact Kristen Meehan for more information about helping with Kids’ Camp.

kids berry picking

Summer Park and Play

end of May-August

Summer lends itself to gathering for times of relationship building within and among families. Previous gatherings have included playtime and picnic at Millpond Park in Saline, a visit to the Biblical Tabernacle Replica at United Memorial Gardens in Plymouth, knitting hats for the Ronald McDonald House families, and berry-picking at Makielksi Farm in Ypsilanti.

painted pumpkins

Harvest Fest

October

In the Old Testament, the people of God celebrated the Lord’s faithfulness as they brought in the harvest. Few of us live on farms now, but in early October we gather to give thanks to God for His provision and celebrate with harvest time activities: hayrides, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, a produce pageant, fellowship, and square dancing. There’s something for the whole Family!

paper advent wreath craft project

Advent Celebration

December

Advent is the arrival or coming of something. In the church, we set aside the four weeks leading up to Christmas to remember the first coming of Christ and to anticipate His coming again.

The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend is a family-friendly event where adults and families can make an Advent wreath out of live greens while children create a variety of Advent-themed decorations. Children’s creations can be donated to the residents of The Villa at Parkridge, an elder care facility in Ypsilanti, where our deacons and other Knox members regularly visit. Advent family devotionals are made available around this time!