In the Episcopal Church, we baptize infants. At that time the parents promise to raise their child in the Christian faith and the Faith Community (church) promises to help. Beginning in the nursery, we strive to be a place where children know they are safe and they are loved – by God and by God’s people.
Beginning in kindergarten the formation process becomes a bit more formal. Using a variety of curriculum the emphasis is on learning the stories from the Bible, getting to know the characters and their relationship with God.
David Todd is the vestry liaison for Christian Education for children. Feel free to contact him with any questions and suggestions. If you’d like to help get a children’s playground started, please contact Kellen Jenkins.
After Sunday School –
Learning to worship
Before Sunday School, we encourage parents to bring children to the 9:15 church service. This service is designed to help children feel at home in church and it’s important that children begin attending the whole service as early as possible. Of course, children are welcome at the other two services as well.
The church library, located in St. Julian Hall, has a large collection of books for children. During our Lenten program in 2016, Lesley Bilbrey made a list of children’s books that teach about “Racism, Race, Justice, Getting Along, Kindness.” Copies of the list are available in the library.