City Kids

City Kids during COVID-19

Many things have changed dramatically since the outbreak of COVID-19, but one thing is still the same— at City of Light we are just as committed to raising and discipling children into finding a new day in Jesus, a new home in his church, and a new heart for their neighbors and neighborhoods. 

Here's what that looks like while we can't gather in person:

Sunday 10am Livestream

Join us every Sunday at 10am for our livestreamed service with elements directly aimed for children. 


Daily Devotionals

Join us each weekday at 11:30 am on Facebook for a special devotional from one of our Pastors or City Kids Shepherds.
Watch previous devotionals below.

Past Devos

3rd-5th grade bible study

All children 3rd-5th grade are welcome to join our inductive Bible Study which meets Tuesdays at 2pm via Zoom. Contact Grace Kircher for more details. 

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6th-12th Student Group

All youth 6th-12th grade are welcome to join the student small group led by Father Trevor and Grace Kircher. This group meets at 7pm on Wednesdays via Zoom. 

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Engaging your children in worship from home

City Kids Director, Grace Kircher, shares ideas for engaging your children in worship from home. 

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City Kids at home by Grace Kircher

City Kids at Hill elementary

Children finding a new day in Jesus, a new home in the Church, and new heart for their neighbors and neighborhood. 

Raising children in the church is disciple-making. Jesus invites children to come and know him and says that they teach us how to follow him by faith. This is why we’re committed to a process that teaches our children both through our children’s ministry City Kids and through coming to the Communion table to celebrate together as families and as the family of God.


In City Kids, children and shepherds encounter Jesus through Scripture, stories, creative play, songs, and prayer. 

  1. Check-in children ages infant - 5th grade at the beginning of the service (starting at 9:50am) at the check-in table in the hallway outside the gym
  2. Children worship in four different worship rooms for the first half of the service: Worship Room 1 (Newborns - age 2), Worship Room 12 (Ages 3 - Kindergarten), Worship Room 13 (1st & 2nd Grade), and Worship Room 14 (3rd - 5th Grade). 
  3. At the offertory, parents/guardians pick up their children for the second half of the to celebrate Communion together as a family.

You are always welcome to keep your baby or children with you throughout the service. In the back of the gym, we have a comfortable chair for nursing moms and a bouncy seats for a newborn - toddler age children. 

If you want to know more about our City Kids ministry, contact Grace Kircher at

In City Kids , children and teaches encounter Jesus through play, liturgical practices, reading Scripture and stories, prayer, and activities that help the kids respond to the story and prepare them to share this story with others. They use a prayer card to guide them through these practices.

  • We will include singing worship songs together each week. Check out the public Spotify playlist “City of Light Anglican Church: City Kids” to hear songs we’re singing.
  • Bible Stories: time for hearing God’s Word and Bible stories written for kids, such as stories from the Jesus Storybook Bible and other curriculum.
  • Liturgical Practices: Lighting a Christ Candle, praying together for what is on their hearts, saying aloud prayers together, such as “The Lord Be With you; And also with you.”
  • Responding to the Story: After hearing the story, the kids will spend time in conversation wondering together, asking questions that help them explore the story. Then there will be time to continue engaging the story through activities like partnering up to re-tell it, acting it out as a group, or responding alone through creating something.

You can download a copy of the prayer card to use in your family devotions here.

City Kids Team

Our City Kids Team serves to help our City kids find a new day in Jesus, a new home in the Church, and a new heart for our neighborhood. 

Opportunities to serve in City Kids include:
Nursery Shepherds: worship and play with our babies and toddlers
Teaching Shepherd: lead and teach in the worship rooms
Helping Shepherd: lead and assist the teaching shepherd in the worship rooms
Check-in Coordinator: welcome kids and families as they arrive and check-in to City Kids

Join the City Kids Team!


At City of Light, our children's safety is a priority because we want to maintain the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our children. The adults and youth working with children are required to complete a Child Protection Process in order to help maintain this safe environment. Read our Child Protection Policy by clicking here


We welcome infants and children into the family of God in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.  If you want to know more about Baptism, click below. 

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City Kids Prayer Card

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