Family Programs and Events

St. Luke strives to offer quality, family-friendly programs throughout the year.  

These opportunities include drop-off programs geared to kids, as well as events for the entire family.  

Activities listed are in addition to, and sometimes in conjunction with, our busy Youth Program. 

Extra hands are always welcome and often needed.  

Feel free to stay and participate in any family program or event.  

If you'd like to volunteer or want more information, 

speak with Pastor Heidi.

  • Walk through holy week

    Holy Week is a time for reflection and spiritual renewal at St. Luke.  Our Good Friday Program program, varies year to year, but always seeks to engage and entertain children as it teaches them stories including the Triumphal Entry, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.  Youth and Adult volunteers are vital to the success of this event. To help, please email Pastor Heidi.

  • Vacation Bible School

    Vacation  Bible School (VBS) is an annual, week-long, FREE summer camp designed to get kids excited about God's abundant love and the teachings of Jesus Christ.  This year's theme is: Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love! As always, we will incorporate singing, science, storytelling, playing and crafting.  Volunteers are essential to the success of this program, which is heavily attended by members and visitors from the community. Speak with Pastor Heidi to volunteer your time and talents.  Visit our VBS page for more information. 

  • Hamonassett Family Weekend

    Most of our activities for families take place at St. Luke.  "Family Hammo" is a chance to explore beyond our walls.  Meet other ELCA families from around New England at a weekend camp at Hammonasset State Park.  For information and to register visit the event website.

  • reformation sunday / fall festival

    Reformation Sunday is the last Sunday of October.  Learn about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation!  We invite families to celebrate with a Fall Harvest Party following second service.  When church is over, children can change into (non-scary) costumes and join us for games, snacks and activities.  Help is needed to oversee crafts and activities.

  • christmas program

    A simple, meaningful Christmas Eve program is a long-standing tradition at St. Luke. All Sunday School students and other interested children and youth are invited and encouraged to join us as we re-create the Christmas Story during evening service. This special program is held in conjunction with holiday music presentations from our choirs and many children multi-task on this special night.  A rehearsal and costume fitting is typically held in advance of the Pageant.