Children’s Chapel 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, promises to be 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 YYF Youth are acolytes and others are in the Treble Choir; some act as ushers and nursery assistants and others are assistant Eucharistic Ministers.
ACOLYTE Ministry for Youth
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.
Child Care, September-May, two years old and younger
Childcare is provided beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays (except for summers) so you can participate in Adult Education Activities. We also provide a safe place for children and grandchildren of the choir during rehearsal time.
Child Care in Summer, six years old and younger
For the summer months, when Children’s Chapel is not offered, we provide childcare for children five and under. We start each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and continue until the end of the service. 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