Children's Church School
In Church School, children learn about the Bible and the life of Jesus, and the liturgy and sacraments of the Episcopal Church, as well as how to give and receive the blessings of being in community. Your children’s special abilities to transmit God’s love and grace are nurtured and supported, making our environment fertile ground for the growth of their gifts as they participate in our parish life.
Cherubs, our church school class for 3 and 4 year olds, meets for a time of creative play, music, movement, Bible story, children’s literature, and craft. Each week’s lesson has a correlating “blessing”, which reminds the children of how much God cares for us.
Kindergartners through 3rd graders meet for Godly Play, a Montessori-based method of spiritual formation based on the understanding of children’s innate sense of the presence of God. Its approach helps children explore their faith through story, to gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Children will hear stories from both the Old and New Testaments, as well as learning about Baptism, Eucharist, the Church Year, and the lives of some of the Church’s saints and spiritual heroes and heroines. They meet as K/1 and Grade 2/3 classes.
Children’s Formation takes place at 11:15 am, and ends by 12:15 pm on Sundays, concurrent with our Adult Formation offerings.
Our Church Nursery—available for infants and toddlers up through age four—provides parents the opportunity to worship and attend adult education forums and classes knowing that their young children are in a safe and nurturing place. Staffed by a team of Safe-Church trained and CORI checked caregivers, the Nursery is open Sunday mornings 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
For detailed information, contact Cathy Portlock Pacitto, the Director of Children’s Ministries.