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Child and Youth
Age appropriate play, learning and service are all part of what we believe children need to grow strong in an age of uncertainty.
Children absorb everything they see and hear, so it is important for them to experience prayer, song & message like the rest of us.
Whether in the classroom setting or in the worship space with family and friends, children are cared for and nurtured as members of God’s family and are precious.
Babies and Toddlers to Age 7 Check out our children.together special service at 9 am each Sunday!
Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful worship and Bible storytelling resource to help teach and encourage babies, toddler and young children to participate in worship and discipleship. From the earliest years, using storytelling, singing, repetition and lots and lots of movement, learn to pray, engage with scripture, contribute to worship and to play their part as children of God.
Children, parents and teachers learn together a solid foundation of the Biblical stories, worship and the part we all play in our relationships with one another and with God as our Creator, Jesus, God’s Son and the Holy Spirit, in and through us.
“We seek to engage and empower children from the youngest age in their understanding of God, faith, themselves and the world.” – the Diddy Disciples handbook
The Rev. Dr. Sharon Moughton-Mumby is the authorof Diddy Disciples, which she set up at St. Peter’s Church, Walworth, South London, when her own wriggly children were three, three and two, and going to church with them felt impossible! Sharon is an Anglican priest and a respected Bible scholar with a strong interest in Bible translation, imagery, art and biblical languages. Before ordination, she was a tutor in Old Testament studies at Ripon College Cuddeson, and taught Hebrew at the University of Oxford. She continues to have a passion for education, particularly during the formative early uears of life, and loves exploring new, ancient and imaginative ways of engaging with the Bible and worshipping alongside young children.
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Ages 6 and up
All children are gifts from God and we take seriously our responsibility to nurture them. The Episcopal Church "Children's Charter" expresses a commitment through Baptism. See left column
It seems that sometimes life is running us instead of the other way ‘round. As children grow they need a place to reflect even more but the busyness of life often crowds out the time needed to process values. Congregation members and the Rector will be sure there is a time for our teens to gather and offer their selves to serve others. All are encouraged to participate in every aspect of the worship service.
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”