Children’s Ministries

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS to be a SsAM Kid!

Two children in Godly Play. Photo by Anne Gibson.

SsAM Kids on Sundays
September through May
“Spark” Sunday School

Bring your children Sundays at 10:15 a.m. to learn about God, the Bible, and an integrated community.

We are using a new Sunday School curriculum featuring the Spark Lectionary which connects Sunday school and worship. The curriculum is geared for Pre-K and K with older children helping by reading the Bible stories.

“Spark” is a three-year curriculum with lessons that correspond to the Revised Common Lectionary which we use. Every lesson has four parts: Gather, Open the Bible, Activate Faith, and Send.

CLICK HERE to learn more by visiting the Spark Sunday School page on Facebook.

If interested, please see Carol Scott or just come by on Sundays. The 2017-2018 topics are: Jesus helps his family; The vineyard worker; The chief priests; The parable of the vineyard; the wedding banquet; Paying taxes; The greatest commandment; Be humble; Ten bridesmaids; Parable of the talents; and Sheep and goats.


“Youth and Young Families” (Jr. & Sr. High)

YOUTH AND YOUNG FAMILIES (YYF) is a ministry for older youth that meets after church to focus on issues that are important to youth, while helping them develop into spiritual, compassionate, socially conscious and loving young adults. YYF has a monthly community outreach program, Hope on the Streets, at Rodney Square.  The next gathering at 9:00 a.m. is on Saturday, October 14th at the corner of 11th and Market Streets. For the October 14th event, we are collecting women’s personal products, toothpaste, baby powder, and granola bars and crackers.

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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. YYF also has activities such as enjoying the ZIPLINE at Lums Pond, having joint activities with youth from Trinity Episcopal and Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Churches, camping, helping with interfaith dinners and Friendship House events.

During our upcoming Season of Creation (Sundays, October 15 – November 26), the youth will do the dismissal (sending forth) of the congregation at the 10:30 service and share one of the principles of Environmental Justice.

If you have a question or comment, please contact us at 302-656-6628.


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.   


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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 Sunday School 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


Become a Sunday School Teacher!

Teaching Sunday School once a month is an honorable way to give back to God in a way that blesses you as the giver. Preparation time is minimal. Materials are provided in advance so you can read and prepare at your leisure. Sunday School Teachers are required to complete “Safe Church” training. Please contact the Church Office at 302-656-6628 if you are interested in becoming a teacher.