Children and Youth

Christian Education for Children and Youth

Opportunities for children and youth to engage their faith include Sunday school and confirmation classes, youth group, service projects, mission trips, and worship leadership.

Sunday school classes meet most Sunday mornings at 9:45 for forty-five minutes before joining the congregation in worship. One Sunday a month, there are no classes allowing for families to attend the entire worship service together.  For our Sunday school calendar, click here.

In 2019-2020, we will have three Sunday school classes, staffed by a committed group of volunteer teachers.  Our youngest children (pre-K through 2nd grade) will continue to enjoy Godly Play.  Our 3rd through 5th graders will begin the year using StoryMakers, a brand new curriculum written by a New York City based group of artists, theologians and writers.  Later in the year, they will be learning more about what it means to be an Episcopalian.

For our middle school class, our clergy will be developing a curriculum which encourages them to dive into the stories of some of our ancestors in the faith and read first hand of their struggles, failures, and shortcomings and how God related to them and loved them through it all.  We hope this will provide a backdrop for how our youth experience God in this ever-changing world and in their ever-evolving faith journeys.

Our high school youth meet monthly on Wednesday evenings for fellowship and outreach.  This year the group will also visit the Auschwitz exhibition at the Musuem of Jewish Heritage in New York City as well as take a vertical tour of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and have some fun at an escape room in White Plains.  In June, youth will again participate in a mission trip as part of the Appalachian Service Project.   

If you have questions about any of our programs for children and youth, please reach out to the Rev. Tami Burks at associatestthomas@gmail.com.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children!

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Links

DioceseThe Episcopal Diocese of New York

The home page for the Episcopal Diocese of New York, a diocese with around 200 congregations encompassing Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island in New York City, and the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. This page offers news, background information and many resources.


The Episcopal Church

The home page for the Episcopal Church; includes information and resources available from the Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue, NYC; from the Presiding Bishop’s Office; and from the National Convention of the Episcopal Church.


Episcopal New Yorker

The bimonthly newspaper of the Diocese of New York.  Read it to find out what’s going on in the diocese, with a list of concerts, special worship services and more.


Episcopal JournalEpiscopal Journal

The mission statement of Episcopal Journal is to inform, involve and inspire Episcopalians in their daily life by sharing the good news of our church’s life and its ministry. The publication strives to report accurately and fairly, without bias or prejudice, activities within the national church and the Anglican Communion. It offers stories that both support and encourage the activities of Episcopalians in their neighborhoods, their diocese, their country and the world — stories that illuminate the faith and tradition that bind us together.


The Society of Saint John the Evangelist

A community of men giving their whole selves over to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rooted in the ancient monastic traditions of prayer and community life, and critically engaged with contemporary culture, they seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. On their website they offer daily devotionals.


d365.org A daily online devotional series that was created and is produced by  Passport, Inc.  Passport is a student ministry organization focused on creating meaningful experiences and resources for students.