Christ Church |
Friday, August 29, 2014
San Antonio, Texas | Patrick Gahan, Rector

Children's Ministry

Jesus tell us, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
Those who minister to children at Christ Church are obedient to the loving command of Jesus to let the children come to him. Both children and adults involved in Children's Ministry are mutually blessed as we carry out the vision of the church " know Christ and make him known" through:
Worshiping together
Learning together
Reaching out to others with the love of Christ
The main goal of Children's Ministry is to bring children to Christ through Sunday school, Children's Chapels, and special events and projects. Through these venues, Christ is made known in the telling of God's story in scripture and the sharing of the life of Christ in us through our witness to the world.
For more information on children's ministry, contact Halleta Heinrich, Director of Children's Ministry
Download our Children's Ministry Booklet

Safeguarding Gods' Children Two-Part Seminar

Sundays, August 17 & 24 

10-11:30 AM in the FMC Movie Room

This course is required by the Diocese of West Texas for all who minister to children and teens. Childcare will be provided.
Register online or call Halleta Heinrich  (210) 736-3132 for more information
Children's Sunday Schedule

Children’s Nursery: 

8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Family Ministry Center (FMC) 

• Infants - 18 months: Rooms 105 & 106

• Toddlers & Twos: Room 104

See Nursery Handbook for details of nursery care   


Family Service: 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Church

For families with children of all ages

Sunday School:

10:00- 10:50 a.m. 

Hands on Bible Sunday School:

Pre-School 3s through Kinders FMC Rooms 205 & 206

1st - 2nd graders FMC Room 208

Village of God’s Children Workshop Rotation:

3rd - 5th graders FMC Room 303


Children’s Chapel:

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Children’s Chapel on Second Floor of FMC

3-year-olds through 5th grade

Children will be brought to Chapel by teachers, accompanied to 

11:00 a.m. service to join their parents for Communion at Chapel’s conclusion.

Vacation Bible School



VBS 2014 - Wilderness Escape was another great success! What a week filled with fun and fellowship. Click HERE to see a fabulous video of the week created by Susan Kitayama of North Hill Photography.


Thank you to all of our outstanding volunteers that gave of their time, energy and hearts to make this ministry a reality: 

Shea Pollom (VBS Director, St. Mark's)

Amy Case (VBS Director, Christ Church)

Ellen Adams (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Mary Corinne Archer (Marketplace)

Mary Ellen Archer (Marketplace)

Laurie Barnes (Tribe Leader)

Emma Barton (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Ramsey Bennett (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Davis Bray (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Blake Carpenter (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Toni Chapman (Marketplace)

Jennifer Colglazier (Marketplace/Crafts Chair)

Abby Covelli (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Larkin Crow (Drama)

Alyssa Currier (Marketplace)

Jennifer Davey (Tribe Leader & Marketplace)

Ashley Dieterle (Tribe Leader)

Donny Duggan (Recreation Asst.)

Zach Eichelberger (Drama)

Stew Facile (Marketplace)

Rebecca Facile (Tribe Leader)

Mary Lew Finster (Tribe Leader)

Elizabeth Green (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Magda Hamza (Tribe Leader)

Betsy Hanzel (Marketplace)

Elizabeth  Herrera (Marketplace)

Katrina Holmes (Drama)

Anne Ivy (Tribe Leader)

Lili Kuykendall (Asst. Tribe Leader)

John Kuykendall (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Martha Leske (Marketplace)

Taylor Losack (Marketplace)

Hannah Mangan (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Micaela Mangan (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Mary Hayden Manning (Tribe Leader)

Matthew Markette (Recreation/Games Asst.)

Sheila Mayfield (Tribe Leader)

Robin Maymar (Marketplace)

Patricia McAlpin (Prayer Leader)

Sharon Miller (Tribe Leader)

Virginia Peche (Recreation/Games)

Julianne Reeves (Marketplace)

Dinah Rogers (Marketplace)

Matthew Samuel (Tribe Leader)

Calli Sanchez (Recreation/Games Leader)

Ava Satel (Asst. Tribe Leader)

Peggy Shultz (Marketplace)

Donna Skinner (Bakery Leader)

Lauren Vielock (Tribe Leader)

Olivia Wymer (Asst. Tribe Leader)

*Please forgive us for anyone that may have been left off of this list*


Thank you also to the staff of both churches who took such great care to make sure VBS ran smoothly:

Clark Niles (Youth Director/Drama Leader/MOSES!)

Robert Vallejo (sexton)

Rudy Segovia (sexton)

Joe Garcia (sexton)

Elizabeth Martinez (kitchen manager)

Yuri Romero (nursery)

Olga Mujica (nursery)

Marissa Vallejo (nursery)

Jessica & Gloria (nursery)


Finally, thank you to the Directors of Children's Ministry who lead the children so faithfully at both churches:

Gail Jackins (St. Mark's Episcopal Church)

Halleta Heinrich (Christ Episcopal Church)


 Click here to see a slide show of VBS 2013 created by Susanna Kitayama of North Hill Photography