St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
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Children and Youth

Do you have a child or young person who participates (or wishes to) in Sunday school and youth groups at St. Stephen's? Please register them using the following links:
Grade 9 (confirmation)
Children of all ages and their parents are welcome at all worship services at St. Stephen's.
On Sunday (from the Sunday after Labor Day until Memorial Day) there are services at 8:00, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. The schedule showing the times and locations of services during the renovation is here. 
At 9:00 there are two services: one in the main church and one in Palmer Hall Chapel. In the main church, young people are encouraged to participate as ushers and acolytes, and to lead prayers. At this service, music is led by a variety of choirs, including youth choirs and youth handbell choirs, with organ or piano accompaniment. The service in Palmer Hall Chapel is an instructed liturgy and hymns are accompanied by piano. Children serve as acolytes, readers and ushers, and Palmer Hall Chapel has its own choir.
Child care is available for children through age 5 during the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on Sundays. Parents who decide to leave their children in the nursery may choose to pick them up after the conclusion of the service, and are also welcome to pick them up after the exchange of the peace and bring them into church to take communion. 


Opportunities for children, youth and their families

In addition to worship and Christian education, most events at St. Stephen's are open to all ages, from intergenerational events for Advent and Lent to special services such as the annual Blessing of the Animals service in October; from the annual parish weekend at Shrine Mont to the Wednesday evening parish suppers.
Holy Baptism
If you wish to have your child baptized, please call or email Mary Sulerud. Additional information about Baptism is available here.
Nursery and child care
A nursery is provided during the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday mornings (10 a.m. service in the summer) on the lower level of the parish house. Child care is provided at other times as well; check with Mary Sulerud about the availability of child care during specific church events.
Christian education for children
Read more about Sunday school for preschool through grade 5 on our Children's page.
Club 45: Fun and Fellowship for Grades 4 and 5 
Each month 4th and 5th graders are invited to participate in activities together including field trips, recreational activities, and outreach projects. Read more on our Children's page. Read more about middle and high school youth here.
Learn more about music opportunities for children here.