Children and families are an active and vital part of the ministries at Epiphany. Below are a few of the regular opportunities for children’s faith development and service in our congregation during the school year.
The Rev. Nicole Lambelet, Associate Priest for Family Ministry
Cristin Davis, Committee Chair
Brian Gross, Vestry Liaison
SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN
We will continue Children’s focused formation Sundays at 9 a.m. with Children's Chapel on Zoom. Each week we will rotate between Godly Play and an inter-generational curriculum focused on the Beatitudes. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon to sing songs, share stories, and practice the important work of wondering together.
Please Note: Our SMA Wednesday evening programming for children and families is momentarily suspended as we are working to identify the right people to staff this important ministry going forward.
Members of the parish with children can subscribe to a newsletter with updates just about Children's Ministries. There is also a private Facebook Group for Epiphany Parents to share information with each other, but it is closed to just active members of the parish.
Godly Play was developed by Episcopal priest, author, and teacher Jerome Berryman. Based on the Montessori method of experiential learning, Godly Play uses a careful telling of scripture stories and engaging story figures to encourage children to seek and find their own answers to their faith questions. This unique approach invites children to wonder about themselves, God and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them.
The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum
This inter-generational curriculum is a twelve-session, verse-by-verse study of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew. Designed to be led virtually, this study explores Jesus’ timeless teaching through art, reflection, and discussion. In turning the expectations and traditional beliefs about being blessed upside down, Jesus invites us to more deeply consider God’s inclusive vision for community.