Christ Episcopal Church
Children and Youth
Although Nursery care is available during the 10:00 a.m. service, children of all ages are welcome at all points during our worship, (we even keep books and crayons handy, and have a rocking chair and crawling run in a central part of the church for our youngest). Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the altar for Holy Communion or a blessing.
Children's Christian Formation
Children in pre-school through kindergarten are invited to attend our "Godly Play" program in the Toddler Room, while those in grades 1-5 are encouraged to join our Mustard Seed classes in the Undercroft during the 10am service. Both our Godly Play and Mustard Seed classes are based on the Mustard Seed Series, an in-depth curriculum which helps students gain a broad understanding of the Bible. The stories and themes are reinforced through appropriate arts and crafts, games and science experiments. During Advent and Lent they may be supplemented by rotation-style workshops which allow the children to experience familiar Bible stories on a whole new level.
Middle School Ages
A new program has been started this year (2013) to provide fun and enrichment for our middle school kids. They have been very active already and a fuller description of what is happening will appear here shortly...
Acolytes assist at services as torch-, gospel- and cross-bearers. All members from grade 3 through adult may be acolytes.