Children and families are an active and vital part of the ministries at Epiphany. Epiphany’s Children’s ministry strives to introduce and invite children into the way of Jesus, so that they know they are loved by God and can respond to this love through faith and service. The children’s ministry does this by exploring with children the building blocks of faith (prayer, scripture, worship, & community).
Emily Elder, Director of Children & Youth Ministries
Paige Howell, Vestry Liaison
SUNDAY MORNINGS FOR CHILDREN
Childcare is available Sunday mornings in the Nursery for children 3 years old and younger starting at 9:15 a.m. Anna Democko and Sarah Elizabeth Moore Hill faithfully care for the littlest members and visitors each week.
Children are always welcome in worship and are encouraged to join their families at all our services. A bulletin designed for children is available in the Narthex along with crayons and activity bags can be found in the nook in the gallery as you approach the glass doors to the narthex.
Children's Chapel (during the 10 a.m. service) is a joyful, child-focused service with liturgy, music, a story, and prayers. We process out of the service at the end of the Gospel reading, and then process back to "big church" to join our families during the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Parents are welcome to come to Children's Chapel anytime. Children up to 3rd grade are welcome to participate in Children's Chapel.
Sunday School (Fall & Spring)
Children’s formation takes place on Sundays before the 10:00 a.m. service during the school year (from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.) This year, we have two offerings for our children:
Godly Play: At Epiphany we utilize the Godly Play curriculum for children ages 3 up until 3rd grade. Godly Play incorporates our faith stories in a developmentally appropriate manner. This allows children to explore and wonder freely.
“Surveyors of Scripture”: This formation class is for 4th and 5th graders (and some 3rd graders, if deemed appropriate). This curriculum offers a deep dive into both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
Adult volunteers are essential for making these programs and special events feasible and meaningful. Ask us about ways that you can get involved or support these ministries to children at Epiphany! Email Emily Elder