Children / Families

/Children / Families
Children / Families 2017-07-12T10:45:15+00:00

“Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.”

-Prayer for the Care of Children, The Book of Common Prayer, p. 829

We offer regular Christian education and spiritual formation.  We have three Sunday School classes for children: one for preschoolers; one for early elementary school-age children; and one for later elementary school-age children).  They meet on Sundays during the school year (September – May) at 10:15 AM in the Parish House. This means that during the first half of the 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, the parents are worshipping in the sanctuary, while the preschool and elementary school kids are worshipping and learning in their Sunday School class.  The children then join their families and everyone else in the sanctuary for Holy Communion, the second half of the worship service.

During the summer (June-August), we offer Children’s Chapel during the first half of the 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist.

We always invite and welcome children to participate in the entire Holy Eucharist service on Sundays. We celebrate the joyful noises they make to the Lord!

Once a month, at the 10:30 AM service, there is a Children’s Sunday. During the offertory, the Children’s Choir sings. The children and youth also serve as ushers, greeters, and readers.

We provide nursery care in the Parish Nursery each Sunday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for infants and toddlers. Our nursey attendant is Courtney Nashwinter, who is trained in caring for young children. She is assisted each Sunday by another adult parishioner.

We put on a delightful Christmas Pageant each year at the 10:30 AM service on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Our children play all the roles in the pageant, and each year we give thanks for their beautiful, moving presentation of the nativity story.

We also offer Vacation Bible School in the summer. It takes place one week in July.  The children do outdoor activities, make arts/crafts, learn Bible stories, and sing and dance.  All children are welcome.

Hero Central 2017 Vacation Bible School: July 24-27, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, for ages 3 to 12.  Registration form.

Upcoming Events

  1. Children’s Chimes Rehearsal

    December 16 @ 8:30 am
  2. Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal

    December 16 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am
  3. AA Meeting

    December 16 @ 6:00 pm