The goal of Christian Education is to provide our children with a Christian Foundation upon which to build their lives.
All of our educators are certified in the Episcopal Church’s Safe Church training.
Our nursery is professionally staffed from 9:30 a.m. until immediately following the end of service. Parents are welcome to sign their children in and pick up a pager to take with them into worship services. The pager allows our nursery caregivers the opportunity to summon parents, if necessary.
Pre-K from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; Pre-K children have two options:
1. Attend Godly Play in their classroom on the lower level. This is our Montessori-based learning and play time. Children learn through hand-on experience, and “wondering” – as in, “I wonder…?” Lots of stories, sturdy props and trained and loving teachers.
2. Go to the Church service with your parents. Be sure to check the basket near the entrance doors and pick up your clip board with coloring pages and crayons!
This year we will be using Godly Play, our Montessori-based learning and art time.
Sunday School for these grades runs from 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. every Sunday. We have a great teaching staff in place who help every child to join our circle of sharing.
Grades 5-8 Pre-Confirmation Class
This class prepares student through Episcopalian formation as they transition from the oral storytelling of Godly Play to engaging in their own faith journey. Using the text: My Faith My Life – A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church by Jennifer Gamber. You can access the Leader Guide at http://www.churchpublishing.org/myfaithmylife .
Grades 9-12 Rite of Confirmation
This is the time to prepare for Confirmation in the Episcopal Church. Times for classes, activities and excursions will be planned with the parents of these students, in cooperation with teachers and clergy. The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled by the diocese and usually takes place in the late spring. Contact the parish office for further information.
For activities, our teens excel! From ‘Dinner & a Movie’ to traveling to the Barbara C. Harris Camp for a retreat or working to clean up the banks of the Merrimack River, this is the ‘go to’ group for the pulse of the parish! Environmentally aware, believers in God’s love and mercy for all, always ready to move with the needs of others and to help feed the hungry.