Children’s Faith Formation Opportunities
Children are a blessing, and in our opinion, the future of the Church. This is why we invite them to worship with us with all their wiggles and giggles - their loud “Alleluias!” and all their “aMENS!”
While in church, we offer activity bags in the back of the church for them to use during the service - “doodle” pads in the pews for those times they just need to draw - and “children appropriate” Service Bulletins.
However, we know that children - no matter their age - need the opportunity to learn the love that God and Jesus has for each and every one of them. It is for these times that we offer the following opportunities:
For infants and toddlers up to age 5
We love when children worship with us - hearing God’s Word, sharing in the Prayers and Sacraments - but we also know that children need time themselves that is not in Church. For these times we offer a fully staffed nursery for infants and toddlers at both our 9:00 am and 10:45 am services, as well as other special services. Parents and grandparents may stay in the nursery as long as they wish until they feel their children are comfortable and at peace. Nursery is in the Little House located to the south of the Church.
Children’s Christian Education / Sunday School
For children age 5 to 5th grade.
Our Children’s Christian Education / Sunday School introduces children to the Biblical stories as well as our own Episcopal tradition. During Sunday School, children hear a story taken from one of the scriptures heard in the Church, and using hands-on materials and their imaginations, the children reflect on the story together. Through exploration of the sacred stories and hands-on activities, children learn divine language with which they can begin to develop their own faith in God, in Jesus, and also begin to see the Holy Spirit at work in themselves and their world around them, and begin to apply the stories to their own lives. Because they hear the same scriptures told to their parents and grandparents, the family can talk about the scriptures together and continue the faith formation at home!