Children's and Youth Ministry
Through learning, service, socialization, and fun, our programs are designed to provide children and teens the foundation for life grounded in faith and spiritual life.
In addition to the regular programs below, families enjoy traditions such as the Christmas Eve Pageant, Youth Sunday, Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School and more.
Get in touch with our Director of Children's and Youth Ministry for the latest updates and programs.
Second Sundays, 5pm
For families with children aged infant through 2nd grade, plus older siblings, this group supports families in faith formation and community. We gather at church, at local parks, or members' homes for a meal and an activity.
Kids Space is an informal Christian Formation gathering for elementary aged children that is open each Sunday during the school year, 9:30-10:15. Caring volunteers lead seasonally themed activities, while allowing children to fellowship with one another before worship. The group meets in the Children's Church room, located in the Parish Hall. This program provides supervised care for children so that parents may attend the Adult Form (also 9:30-10:15).
1st and 2nd Sundays, 5pm
For 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, 3-4-5 Club is the "younger sibling" of our Episcopal Youth Community. Meetings are an opportunity to develop friendships and community with peers in the church and to explore topics and causes through the lens of faith. The group frequently particpates in service projects in the church and community.
1st and 2nd Sundays, 5pm
Episcopal Youth Communiy is our youth program for middle and high school students. Our meetings give students an opportunity to explore the intersection of faith and culture through projects, learning sessions with members of the community, and Christian education. This group frequently volunteers at our church and in the community. EYC members have the opportunity to participate in events like Happening and Bishop's Ball through the Diocese of NC. In 2019, we took our first youth mission trip to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry and future mission experiences are in the works.
Wednesday afternoons, Children's Choir room
The St. Dunstan's Choir (children in pre K--grade 2) meets Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Children in this choir learn the basics of singing, being part of a group, following instructions, and singing joyfully. We sing music that is simple, has distinct rhythmic patterns, and that directs our thoughts to God. The St. Nicholas Choir (children grade 3 and above) meets Wednesdays 5:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Choristers are trained in the RSCM Voice for Life program of vocal and musical instruction. Children learn more about membership in a choir, the reading and understanding of music and poetry, the life of the Church, and of course, great music. They sing with the St. Luke Parish Choir and on their own throughout the church year. Both groups are led by Director of Music Ministry, Matt Woods.
Sunday 10:30 liturgy, year-round
Our youth (generally 3rd grade and older) may serve as acolytes who assist in worship as crucifers, torch bearers, and Gospel bearers. Older youth may also wish to serve as ushers or lectors. Each fall, an acolyte workshop is held to welcome and train new youth. Contact our Head Verger, Davis Cooke, for more information on this important ministry.
Sundays, 10:30 liturgy
After the opening procession at the 10:30 liturgy, children (generally 4 years-2nd grade) go to our Children's Church room in the Parish Hall (or sometimes the Chapel) for a joyful worship and a lesson based on the day's readings. They then join the congregation for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Available Sundays starting at 9:15am, and during most special events
Our nursery is a large, friendly space well-stocked with age appropriate toys and materials.