Music is an important component for our Sailors (age 3-grade 2) and Mariners (grades 3-5) every week.
The short-term aspect is preparing for the worship service on the upcoming Sunday. The kids may learn a hymn that will be sung on Sunday or a portion of the liturgy and learn why it is part of our worship. About once a month they will learn an anthem which will be the children’s offering of praise at worship.
The long-term goal of this Worship & Music time is to lay a foundation for the children to be life-long worshipers. Almost half of a worship service is set to music. Music is more meaningful to worshipers if they have some quality music instruction. This is true even if they never sing in a choir as adults.
In short, the Worship & Music segment is not an “extra” or an “option.” It is an integral part of our confirmation instruction.