CHILDREN & YOUTH
We believe that children are gifts from God. They bring their own spiritual gifts and perspectives, both giving and receiving ministry. They are an essential and integral part of the St. Peter’s community. Christian formation that is engaging, creative and welcoming fosters a deeper relationship with God, helps children connect their story to the larger Christian story and inspires service to the world in God’s name.
Family Worship Service
Although St. Peter’s welcomes children at all times, a special service for young children and their families takes place at 9 a.m. every Sunday during the school year. This service, best suited for families with children up to age 6, is designed to nurture children’s spiritual formation and growth through singing, stories, and communion.
If you’d like to be added to our email list to receive notices about the Family Worship, please sign up for our email newsletter here or contact Associate Rector Rev. Sarah Hedgis-Kligerman at [email protected].
Sunday School for children ages 6-10 years old is held during our regular 11AM worship service in the church. Everyone begins worship together in the sanctuary. Before the first reading, children and teachers are dismissed to Sunday School. They return during the Peace so your family can participate in Holy Eucharist and receive communion together.
Sunday School is led by an amazing group of volunteers from the congregation who are thrilled to teach and support your children in their faith journey. There will always be one teacher and at least one additional adult volunteer, and all Sunday School leaders have completed background checks and training in how to keep children safe. We use Mini Revolutions, a theologically progressive curriculum from Illustrated Ministry. This curriculum engages different styles of learning and emphasizes creativity and play.