Above: Rabbi-in-Residence Douglas Krantz teaches during Children’s Chapel about Hanukah, the Miracle of Light. In the long nights of winter, we transform the darkness with our light, just as God transforms our darkness.
This is a worship, music, and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children begin with their families in church and are led by the Crucifer to Children’s Chapel in the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading.
Chapel begins with a structured liturgy designed especially for children including: opening song, prayer, devotion, and singing. Then, after a snack and a bathroom break, a special activity is offered that begins about 11:20 a.m. Afterwards, parents pick up their children from the Education Suite.
As we have done the last couple of years, we are partnering with Trinity Episcopal Parish and Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church.
This program year, September, 2019 through May, 2020, is one where the youth of all three parishes will continue to get to know one another as well as to learn and practice being a young disciple of Jesus Christ.
Some of our Youth and Young Families (YYF) youth are acolytes and others are in the Treble Choir; some act as ushers and nursery assistants and others are assistant Eucharistic Ministers.
Saturday, February 15, 10-11:30 a.m. — Youth Confirmation Begins. Father David has modified the dates for youth confirmation program. These sessions will occur on Saturday mornings, February 15, March 7, April 4, May 16 and June 6 from 10:00 to 11:30 in the morning. The curriculum we will be using is Faith Confirmed by Peter Jackson and Chris Wright. Please contact the church if you are interested in having your youth (7th grade and older) join us and we will order the book from the office.
A great way for young folks in grades 3 and above to learn about worship is to participate as an Acolyte. Being an acolyte is not only a great way to serve the parish, but develops a sense of leadership and responsibility that will stay with the children throughout their lives. Acolytes may serve as crucifers, torch bearers and assist with the administering of the Holy Eucharist. Click here or the photo at left to learn more.
Childcare is provided beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. We also provide a safe place for children and grandchildren of the choir during rehearsal time. If you would like your child to join you for communion, please let us know when you arrive.
“We are called to proclaim the Gospel to children, in ways that empower them to receive and respond to God’s love”
—Children’s Charter of the Episcopal Church