Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.
To help stop the spread of coronavirus, our church will be following a Phase Approach to Re-gathering
All in-person gatherings are currently suspended. Learn about our livestreamed services, including our Children’s Chapel on Wednesdays at 11am
Our multi-age Sunday School curriculum is designed to help all children actively participate while learning about God and scripture. Each class has a craft to reinforce the lesson and keep children engaged. For more information about our children’s programs, please contact Pat Mast.
We’re glad to have children be a part of the service and appreciate any joyful (or not-so-joyful) noise that they’d like to contribute. However, there is a nursery area equipped with a bathroom and changing table if parents or guardians need to step out of the service with their child. The nursery is hooked into the sound system so you’ll still be able to hear what is going on in the sanctuary while you attend to your little one.
Children are important members of our church community in their own right. And we always strive to listen and learn what our members need in order to nurture their faith and grow into closer relationship with God. If your child has any particular needs or interests, please let us know. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my child take communion?
In the Episcopal Church, anyone who was baptized with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit may take Holy Communion. That includes children of any age who have the ability to receive. Children who are not baptized or whose parents would prefer they didn’t take communion may come up to the altar to receive a blessing.
What happens if my child cries or is rambunctious during the service?
Children often make a joyful noise unto the Lord in ways that adults may not, and that is wonderful. Children are always welcome in worship however they choose to participate. We also have a nursery which is filled with fun toys and has speakers connected to the microphones in the sanctuary, so you’ll hear everything going on in the service. Do whatever is most comfortable for you and your little one–we’re here to support you.
My child would like to be more involved in the service. Who should I talk to?
We love having children play a part in the service. Please speak to the Rev. Megan Dembi.