Posted: May 18, 2023

Children & Youth Fall 2023 Programming

We are deeply committed to forming disciples for Jesus Christ, beginning with the youngest members of our church. Our Sunday morning programs for Children and Youth are designed to empower children and youth for discipleship and to support them in their spiritual formation. Beginning on Sunday, September 10th, our Sunday morning programs for Children and Youth will begin during 10:30 a.m. church, and will conclude in time for students to return to church for Holy Communion with their parents.

Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade will continue with a full morning of Children’s Choir, Children’s Breakfast, and Sunday School. Children’s Choir will be led by Assistant Organist and Choirmaster Stanley Baker and Abbey Stinett. Following choir, breakfast will be provided to choristers. During 10:30 a.m. church, Sunday School will continue with the Godly Play Curriculum led by Mrs. Kate Given, Children & Young Families Minister. This program is rich, child-centered, and robust and Kate has worked hard to build and grow this programming.

Students in 5th through 8th grade will have their own Sunday School in the library during 10:30 a.m. church. This class will follow the Feasting on the Word curriculum, a high-quality curriculum that centers upon the lectionary texts appointed for each Sunday morning. Additionally, with an eye towards confirmation, education around both the sacraments and the acolyte program will be provided by clergy. This program will be staffed by clergy and a team of parent volunteers organized by Alison Martin.

Students in 9th through 12th grades will meet in the first floor education room for a program focused upon lectionary study and local and international mission planning, including our Belize Mission.

Finally, this Fall we will launch a weekly newsletter specifically for the families of Children and Youth. This weekly eNews will arrive in your inbox by the close of church each Sunday and will include a discussion guide to help families with children of all ages talk about that day’s Sunday School. This newsletter will also feature news and a look-ahead to the following Sunday.

For more information about Children and Youth programming, contact The Rev. Paul Evans, Associate Rector for Formation & Communications.

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