Keeping each other safe during COVID
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Join Pastor Adrianne on St. Thomas’s Facebook page at 5pm on Wednesdays for a Virtual Children’s Chat.
St. Thomas is a place where children and youth find authentic welcome, not only in program and resource decisions, but throughout our common life. This means welcoming and enjoying the way kids use this space and the liveliness and unexpectedness of young energy.
Children in Worship As a liturgical church, we believe that the depth and beauty of worship are “caught” as much as “taught.” Children are always welcome in worship and there are occasional parts of worship especially for children, such as children’s sermons and entire services designed with children in mind. Read more…
Sunday Church School
Sunday School classes for all ages are available during the Education Hour each Sunday (9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.) from early September through late May. Curriculum is used creatively by our teachers and special projects abound.
Toddlers (Ages 3 – 5)
Our Godly Play program teaches children an expressive language to help them explore and strengthen their innate sense of the presence of God. Storytelling and use of manipulatives are central parts of the learning experience.
Elementary School Children
Basic materials for elementary grades include the “Holy Moly” series of teaching, animated videos, creative activities, and age-appropriate Bibles to bring the Bible to life. The lessons follow a four-part sequence: Discover, Relate, Connect, and Create. Each week, kids watch an animated Bible story video, talk about the story, read their Bible Storybook or Bible, and try a creative leaflet activity.
First Communion Class
We offer special classes to help children begin to grasp some aspects of its biblical and spiritual features. These classes are held each spring and are designed for younger children. Because parents permit children to receive the sacrament at differing ages, the First Communion Class provides lessons either for children who are already receiving it or to prepare them to receive the sacrament for the first time.