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Nursery, Children and Youth


Infants and toddlers are welcome in the Nursery beginning at 9:00 a.m. most Sundays.  The Nursery closes following the
10:15 a.m. Service.  Our background-certified and trained nursery staff is available every Sunday throughout the year.

A variety of classes and opportunities are available to Children and Youth throughout the year.  Godly Play, B'Tweens, Rite 13, J2A, and Children's Chapel meet during the program year, which began on September 15th this year.

During the summer, Summer Sessions are offered for children on select Sundays from 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Please contact the parish office for details. 


Godly Play 4 years old through 4th grade

Godly Play meets Sunday mornings between services from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. in the Godly Play room.
Children's Chapel is held immediately following Godly Play.

Godly PlayChildren 4 years old through 4th grade are instructed using Godly Play, Jerome Berryman’s imaginative approach to working with children. Based on the Montessori method of education, Godly Play is an invitation to learn about God and God’s people through sacred stories, parables, liturgical actions, silence, and wondering. The classroom environment is structured to protect and guide children. This setting creates limits to ensure a place in which a creative encounter with God can flourish. We invite you to come play with us. 

Teachers have completed the Godly Play Foundation Core Training courses.


B'Tweens 5th and 6th Grades

B'Tweens meets Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. in the B'Tweens classroom.
Weaving God's Promises for Children is a comprehensive curriculum developed especially for Episcopal children, and is our resource for our B'Tweens program. Material includes scripted stories for teachers to use with children and a Threads family take-home paper. 

 BTweens Johanna


Rite-13 7th and 8th Grades    

Rite-13 meets Sunday mornings between services from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. in the Rite 13 classroom.
Rite-13 includes Part One of the Journey to Adulthood program, and focuses on celebrating the individuality and creativity of each young person.  We supplement Rite-13 materials with Weaving God's Promises for Youth, a comphrehensive curriculum developed especially for Episcopal young people.  Core lessons are included for each year, as well as special sessions for the Church year, holidays/feast days, and the Church and its sacraments.

 Rite 13 Jay


Journey to Adulthood (J2A) 9th and 10th Grades

J2A meets Sunday mornings in the J2A room following the 10:15 a.m. service.
J2A is the middle portion of the Journey to Adulthood program, engaging youth with the skills and critical thinking necessary for adulthood.  It culminates in a spiritual pilgrimage.  Our next J2A Pilgrimage will be Summer 2020. 

Young Adults in Church (YAC) 11th and 12th Grades

This phase of Journey to Adulthood is a mentor-based program helping older teens to discern and carry out a ministry within their church or in the larger community. Vocation and development of a personal credo are also emphasized.


Children's Chapel

During the first half of the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service, young children may attend Children's Chapel. There they hear the Bible story of the day and share their responses.  They then respond by working on a craft project.  The children return to join their parents in time for Holy Eucharist.