Children's and Youth Ministry
Through learning, service, and fun, our programs are designed to provide children and teens the foundation for life grounded in authentic faith.
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.
Caregivers and infants-2nd graders
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.
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 relevant issues through the lens of faith. The group frequently participates in service projects in the church and community.
Middle and High Schoolers
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.
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 10am, and during most special events
Our nursery is a large, friendly space well-stocked with age appropriate toys and materials. Professional childcare workers or experienced volunteers staff the nursery during the school year (September-May).