St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Sunday, August 02, 2015
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Children's Pageant | Nursery Care |Vacation Bible School | St. Stephen's weekday pre-school (this will take you to another Web site) | Boy Scout Troop 418
Sunday school registration: Here's the link to online registration for your child(ren), preschool through grade 5.
For teachers and volunteers: information about taking the online Safe Church/child abuse prevention training is here.
Sunday school and Christian formation for children
Sunday school takes place at 10:10 a.m. immediately following the 9:00 a.m. services in both the main church and in Palmer Hall. All children ages 2 through 5th grade are invited to participate on the top floor of the parish house.
Little Lambs is a special offering for two’s and young three’s. It begins to introduce principles from Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Grace Place while also introducing the Bible in a developmentally appropriate way.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based program that seeks to nurture the innate spirituality of young children by preparing sacred spaces, called atria, for them. Specially trained adults, called “catechists” guide the children through presentations directly pertaining to our faith, and wonder with them about the mystery and presence of the Good Shepherd. Registration for this offering is requested (though not required).
Fourth and fifth graders will join their peers each Sunday morning for Community Gathering Time and will begin taking on leadership roles throughout the year during that time. After Community Gathering Time, Club 45ers will dismiss into their own classroom to discuss and interact with the Bible story for the day in a more developmentally appropriate way.
Club 45 also convenes monthly during the school year for chaperoned, fun-filled fellowship activities or community service projects that make a difference in the lives of others. Friends are always welcome.
The nursery is located on the lower floor of the parish house (near St. Stephen's Preschool). When you approach the parish house from the large parking lot at Somerset and Grove, enter by the double glass doors and proceed down the stairs.
The nursery is staffed by experienced, loving child care workers who have received Safe Church and First Aid training.
It is open during the 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services on Sundays; during the 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services during the summer; and during other services as noted with an asterisk in bulletins and other communications.
July 13-17, 2015 (dates for 2016 TBA)
To learn more about programming available to children, please contact Michael Sweeney.