Kids and Youth
About Our Program
St. Mary's has a very active children and youth program. All baptized members are full members of the Body of Christ, therefore, our children and youth are encouraged to participate in the many ministries of St. Mary's, either with their families, or when appropriate, as individuals. We also have several educational and fellowship activities geared towards the various age groups.
Please join us for Sunday School at the end of the 9:30 service. Children and Youth leave during the recessional hymn to go down to classes divided by age/grade. Adults stay in church to listen to the lessons and sermon. All children are welcome to join at any point during the year.
Sunday School Programs
St. Mary's offers a comprehensive Christian education program for children and youth beginning at infancy. Our curriculum includes the Episcopal Children's Curriculum and the Journey to Adulthood program.
Sunday School for Children
Children Age 4 to 5th Grade may attend the 9:30 service with their families and then go to Sunday School at 10:15, or come at 10:15 to attend the 11:00 service. Please see Sue Ann Hinman for more information.
Sunday School for Youth - Journey to Adulthood
10:15 - 11:00 AM or as scheduled
Youth in 6th Grade to 12th Grade are divided into classes based on their grade in school. For a quick summary of Journey to Adulthood, please read this article - An explanation of the youth programming we use at St. Mary’s. Also, in 2019 our 10th-12th grade youth will take pilgrimage to England and France. You can read about the process of going on pilgrimage in this article - The Youth Pilgrimage Process. Please see Carolyn Williams for more information.
3 months to 4 years old: Nursery
Our nursery is staffed by professional caregivers who are assisted by parent and youth volunteers. Childcare is also available during the Spanish service. It is our goal to provide a creative and fun first church experience in which children and parents feel comfortable.
Family Fun Nights
Various – See Events Calendar
Two years ago we decided to combine Family Fun Nights with An Evening at St. Mary's. These combined events have taken off! If you want to read more, check out our Fellowship page and watch for announcements about the next An Evening at St. Mary's/Family Fun Night.
Journey Fellowship is St. Mary's Youth Group! Our Journey Fellowship (JF) program is geared towards youth in our Journey to Adulthood Sunday School classes 6th grade to 12th Grade. It is a chance for St. Mary’s youth to get together and just have FUN! Past events have included bowling, putt-putt golf, roller skating, overnights at the church, game nights, and BBQs.
Musical opportunities for children and youth:
All pre-K through 2nd grade children get to sing in our Cherub Choir. The rehearsals and music instruction are part of their Sunday School program. (There are no outside rehearsals.) This Cherub choir sings once a month at the 9:30 AM service.
Joyful Noise choir is for children and youth 3rd grade on up. They sing at the 9:30 service one Sundays a month.