Youth Education Opportunities
"Invest 2 for Youth"
Our nursery is staffed by early childhood professionals with whom you can entrust your precious infants and toddlers. Our volunteer Sunday School teachers are well-trained and will offer your children the Episcopal Children's Curriculum, the only Episcopal-based program for children.
Nursery Care: Nursery care is available for children under three from 9:30 a.m. through the conclusion of the 10:30 Mass. Our nursery is located in the church building; parents are asked to sign their children in and provide their cell phone numbers to the attendants so that if the need arises they can be located while attending the adult education offerings.
Sunday School: Sunday School uses the Godly Play curriculum for children ages 3-7 and Re:form published by Augsburg Press for the Intermediate Class (ages 8-10). They are guided through the church’s year with all its symbolism and stories. The curriculum is “hands on” and offers children a variety of ways to grow deeper in their faith. Each December the Sunday School children and youth participate in the annual Christmas Pageant.
Three to seven-year-olds who attend a special Children's Chapel from 10:30 to 11 am are escorted back to the church at the time of the Offertory to receive Holy Communion with their families. Children's Chapel presents a Godly Play Style of worship for the younger children.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders are invited to participate in out Intermediate Youth Group for "tweens." This group meets monthly for social and service projects.
The Middle School Youth Group meets each Sunday morning from September through May in the Hingston Youth Cottage located behind the Great Hall. It offers Journey to Adulthood, a program of spiritual growth, service opportunities, and social events for kids in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. This group recently celebrated their Rite 13 liturgy, acknowledging taking the first steps on their journey to adulthood and enjoyed a weekend Urban Adventure in New York City.
First graders and up are invited to participate the Acolyte program and serve as torch bearers, thurifers, boat bearers and crucifers at the 10:30 Mass. The acolyte program is under the leadership of parishioner Jan Tobin.
First graders and up are also invited to participate in the Children's Choir. The Children's Choir practices at noon on Sundays and sings monthly at the 10:30 Mass.
For information about our youth programs, please email Rev'd Jo-Ann Murphy.