Children and Youth
During the summer of 2018, we are revamping our programs for children and youth. Please check back with us in late summer for more details.
Children from ages three to seven are invited to join in the Children’s Chapel in the lower parish hall during the 10:00 am Sunday service. Children’s Chapel includes age appropriate games and activities that relate to the Scripture, including a special message just for them. Children rejoin their families in church after the sermon so that everyone can participate in Holy Communion together.
Our program of Christian Formation for youth offers more than just information. In the world we live in today, kids need to be prepared not just to know about Christianity but to know how to live faithful, holy lives. Our program is age specific and is taught by a trained team of volunteers and staff. Classes for all ages start right after the 10:00 am service and run until just past noon. Registration of new students takes place in September.
Nursery care is provided during the 10:00 am Sunday service for children under the age of three. The nursery staff are trained and happy to care for your children so that you can worship. Children in the nursery rejoin their parents after the sermon so that the whole family can receive Holy Communion together.
Nursery care is made available for some of our other programs during the year as well, including for older children. To find out if nursery care will be provided for a specific event, please contact the church office.
Acolytes provide a vital ministry during our worship. Acolytes assist at the altar, carry the cross, and perform other duties as needed. This is a wonderful way for youth to get more involved with the church and to learn about their faith. Training sessions for new acolytes are held in September and January.
Our youth group has been the place where teens and older kids are able to make connections with each other, to build friendships, to grow in their relationships with God, and to have fun at the same time. Youth events in recent years have included trips to local coffee shops, dances, trips to museums in downtown Philadelphia, lock-ins and retreats, and service projects. The Youth Group includes both Middle School and High School age teens. In re-booting our Children and Youth ministries, the Youth Group ministry is planned for the second stage of our renewal process, starting with exploratory conversations and activities with our youth and having a program in place for the 2019-2020 program year. Please check back with this website for the latest developments.
Have questions about any of these ministries? Please contact us!