Children’s Ministry at Round Hill (Pre-K through fifth grade) is founded on the belief that children are innately and joyfully spiritual. Children’s experiences here are designed to nurture spiritual development, familiarity with Bible stories, and offer the children what they need to continue their growth in faith.
Family engagement and connectedness are at the heart of Children’s Ministry, with many opportunities throughout the year for families to come together with activities, fellowship, and opportunities to pray and worship together at Round Hill.
Children’s Worship on Sundays includes art, storytelling, fellowship and our Whirl Bible Study curriculum. Each Sunday children hear a story from the Bible with an activity and time for personal reflection. Our goal is to help the children feel and be a special part of our church community, to experience worship in a child-focused way, and to enjoy the fellowship of peers.
When students enter sixth grade they can participate in Confirmation classes and become members of the Church. Youth Group is available to middle school and high school students (grades 6-12). To keep up with activities, see our Round Hill Youth page on the church website.
Our Director of Children’s Ministries, Jenny Byxbee, holds office hours every Tuesday.
The Whirl Program
The Whirl program for Children’s Worship offers quality substance, great Biblical content, and is accessible, engaging, age-appropriate, and relevant for today’s children and families. Children receive resources that help make faith practical and applicable . . . and serve as take-home lessons for their families each week.
Every Whirl Classroom lesson follows a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch. Each week, leaders welcome the children and invite them to warm up with an activity. They watch a video featuring the Whirl Kids. Each video is based on a theme that connects kids to the Bible story and to real-life situations. They then HEAR the day’s Bible story. All kids mark a Wall Chart that helps them identify themes and sections of the Bible. Kids RESPOND by talking about how the Bible story is connected to a broader theme that applies to their own lives. Finally, kids circle up to review the lesson and pray.
You can learn more about Whirl, and even watch a fun introductory video at wearesparkhouse.org/kids/whirl.
Throughout the year we offer a variety of family events that appeal to all ages. Check the website calendar for dates and times.
There are opportunities for children and youth, as well as their families, to serve in a variety of ways.
Once a month children help prepare food for a homeless shelter during their worship time.
On designated Saturday mornings, children and youth help at Neighbor to Neighbor in central Greenwich.
Older youth are invited to attend a trip to a reservation in South Dakota for a week during the summer where they work and get to know the people who live there.
High school youth work at the Inspirica after school program in Stamford, helping with homework and other activities.