Children & Youth

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.
— Matthew 19:14

It's often said that "children are the future of the Church", but that's not entirely correct. Children are an important and wonderful part of the Church now! We are excited to welcome children and youth into our parish so that they too may come to know God more fully.

Sunday School

Our Sunday School had a great year! We’re taking a break for the Summer months and will be back in September 2019. This Fall, we’ll continue telling the stories of the New Testament through Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storytime Bible. We also share music, games, crafts, and activities with the children as well as say our prayers of the people in a child-friendly liturgy. Children return to their families at the Peace.

Paper Bag Sermon

Looking for a message just for the kids? Each week at the 10:00am service announcements, one child brings in a mystery object for the Paper Bag Sermon to present to Father Dennis, who then must preach a brilliant theological masterpiece of a sermon (in about 30 seconds) using the child's chosen object!

Acolytes

At our 10:00am service, children from elementary school through high school may serve as acolytes. Acolytes vest for the service, help the priest and other ministers at the altar, and process into the church with crosses, torches, or the Gospel book. They're a vital part of our worship, and we couldn't do it without them!

The Nursery

For our tiniest parishioners, we have a lovely nursery with books, toys, a changing table, and a restroom. The Nursery is mic'd so that the service can still be heard, and it is directly adjacent to the sanctuary with windows. However, you are always, always welcome in the sanctuary during worship no matter how young your children are and no matter how enthusiastic they become during worship! We love it when children of all ages make joyful noises in the sanctuary, and we're grateful for their presence among us!