We have an infant nursery and a separate toddler nursery staffed by child care professionals supported by parent volunteers. The nurseries are open 10:00 am - 12:30 am on Sundays, as well as for various special events as announced in the Sunday bulletin.
All children's classes begin at 10:00 am in the Children's Wing, during the school year. We teach each other who we believe God to be by our actions, our words, and our relationships. In Sunday School, we teach the faith to children 2 years of age through the 5th grade.
- Ages 3 years old thru 2nd grade follow the Godly Play curriculum which is Montessori based.
- 3rd grade thru 5th grade follow a Lectionary based curriculum exploring through art, reading, and activities.
The curriculum focuses on great stories of the Bible and the Episcopal basics. While children in each class experience the same story each week, the teaching methods and learning activities are designed for the needs of particular age groups.
We want children to worship in ways that take into account their ages and personalities. Children are always welcome in our services (special service leaflets with activities and puzzles are available during the 11:15 am service with activities that correspond to the Gospel lesson. Just ask an usher).
In Children’s Church, developmentally appropriate activities engage children in worshipful celebration that includes singing songs and hymns, praying silently and aloud, and using liturgy adapted from the Book of Common Prayer.
Children's Church begin at the beginning of the 11:15 am service with the children processing in first. Children's Church end at around 11:45 am where the children join their parents in the Sanctuary for Eucharist. Children 1st through 5th grade are invited to join.
Families together at God's Table
After the Homily in the Adult Service, an acolyte gathers the children and leads them into Church where they reconnect with their parents for Communion. Children of any age are welcome to receive Communion. If they are not ready yet, they may still join others at the altar and receive a blessing.