Explorers Class for grades 4-6.
The Explorers do all sorts of fun activities to learn about Jesus – art, games, drama, science – as well as service projects. The group meets every other Sunday at 10:15 in the Youth Building. Once a month on a Sunday evening, youth and parents gather for dinner and fellowship.
J2A - Journey to Adulthood
The Journey to Adulthood is a youth program which focuses on four areas of Self, Society, Sexuality and Spirituality. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at a parishioner's home. The program culminates in a pilgrimage in the summer of 2018
Upcoming Youth Events
June 12 - 15 Citywide Vacation Bible School, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at St. Mark's Church. This year's theme is the journeys of St. Paul through the Mediterranean: there will be markets, activities, and stories about his life and times.
Camp Stoney: The camp of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, hosts camps for children and families throughout the summer. See their website for registration: http://www.bishopsridge.org/camp-stoney.html
Children are always welcome in worship, but if it is helpful to parents, childcare is also available in the nursery for children up to age four during the 9:00 am and 11:15 am services and during the 10:15 education hour on Sundays. The nursery is located in the education wing off the Parish Hall; first-timers are invited to come into the church and ask an usher for directions. Children are normally brought into worship to be with their parents for Holy Communion.
Children’s Chapel meets during the 9:00 am service on Sundays, September through June. Children age 3-9 gather in the Youth building starting at 8:50 and come to join their families in the church for Holy Communion. Chapel includes a story, prayers, and crafts or activities related to the morning's lessons. A trained music educator leads music twice a month. Chapel meets in the Youth Building, across the courtyard from the church.
Godly Play is currently on sabbatical.
On special days the whole congregation gathers to celebrate an event or season in the church, such as:
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Parish Picnic in the summer
Celebration of Michaelmas - the feast of our patron saint -in September, with drama and a congregational potluck
Maize Maze and cookout in October.
Advent Event - crafts and activities to celebrate the beginning of the Advent season (the four Sundays before Christmas)