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VBS 2021

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.

 

Dear Friends,

We are excited for our 2021-2022 school year of formation activities! This year, we are grouping our meetings into a Family Formation Night. Meeting every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5pm, families with school children of any age will gather for a meal or outdoor picnic on our campus, then split into groups and classrooms based on age. Masks are currently required for all indoor activities on campus. Parents will have the opportunity to stay for a caregivers support session or special interest talk. Scroll down to read about our age specific formation groups where we strive to "Walk in Love". Sessions will be led by myself, Father Robert, and other experienced and loving adult volunteers from our church community.

-Caroline Stephenson, Director of Children's &Youth Ministries

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Young Families

Caregivers and infants-2nd graders 

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This group supports families in faith formation and community, establishing church as a place of joy, peace, and fellowship where you can be yourself and ask tough questions. Children are engaged in age-appropriate hands-on activities and lessons, and encouraged to have fun with one another. 

3-4-5 Club

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

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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 relevant issues through the lens of faith. The group frequently participates in service projects in the church and community.

 

E.Y.C.

Middle and High Schoolers

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Episcopal Youth Community gives young people 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. 

 

Music Programs 

Wednesday afternoons, Children's Choir room

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Caroline Stephenson is leading our fall 2021 children's music programming while the parish undergoes its search for our next Director of Music Ministries. Children 4 years old-8th grade are invited to participate in choir on Sunday mornings. We will be focusing on music literacy, ensemble building, and growing in faith and community through the joy of music making. Email Caroline for more information.

 

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Sunday 10:30 liturgy, year-round

 

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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. 

Children's Church

Sundays, 10:30 liturgy

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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

 

Nursery Care

Available Sundays starting at 10am, and during most special events

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Our nursery is a large, friendly space well-stocked with age appropriate toys and materials. We employ a professional early childhood instructor for our Sunday morning nursery.