Christian Education for Children and Youth
St. Thomas joyfully celebrates children, welcoming all families to our open and affirming congregation. Through our Christian education programs at St. Thomas we rejoice in the diversity of God’s creation: our church, kids, teachers, parents and babysitters, reflect a wide array of ages, economic, religious, cultural, ethnic, racial backgrounds, abilities and family structures–all gathered to explore our faith in a safe, fun, creative and friendly environment. All of our regular programs are free of charge, and scholarships are available as needed for special activities and trips.
At St. Thomas, children of all ages are always welcome in worship and encouraged to actively participate in all aspects of church life from acolyting, to community service, to teaching Sunday School. There’s also time for fellowship to encourage our kids to develop meaningful relationships with their peers and grown-up members of the congregation. St. Thomas strives to be a special place for our children, to provide our young members with a lifelong spiritual foundation–a place where seekers, searchers and doubters of all ages are welcome and encouraged in their faith. Our central goal is to help our children understand for themselves what it means to follow Jesus.
To serve our children, youth and families, St. Thomas offers a number of age-appropriate programs for toddlers, elementary school students, teenagers and young adults which include: Second Sundays–Kids in Church, Nursery, Godly Play for Pre-K through grade 2, Sunday School for grades 3-4-5, Junior Youth Group (middle school grades), Senior Youth, Confirmation, Children’s Choir, and special activities. Sunday classes and nursery begin at 9:45 am.
Check out our calendar for children, youth and families here.
St. Thomas, and the Episcopal Church, take seriously our responsibilities to love and protect children. To this end, St. Thomas regularly hosts, for all its clergy, staff, babysitters and Sunday School teachers and youth leaders, the Episcopal Church’s Safeguarding God’s Children program, a workshop designed to protect children and youth from abuse.
From baptisms, to backpack blessings, to graduation send-offs, St. Thomas seeks to meet the spiritual needs of our children, to help them grow, as they grow up, in Christ each day. Please join us!
Questions? Contact our Director of Children’s Christian Education, Kate Beeby, email@example.com.