Lenten Class for Kids: Wednesday Evenings in Lent, Beginning March 12
After we all eat dinner together in Browning Hall at 6 p.m. each Wednesday in Lent, the kids will gather together to learn about “The Mysteries of Mary and Jesus.” Kids of all ages are welcome! Observe a Holy Lent by participating in this weekly gathering! Contact Robin Stansel with questions or to help.
Youth and Families Committee Meeting: March 23
Volunteering and planning for the spiritual education of our children are part of the stewardship of the Christian faith at St. Hilary’s. The next Youth and Families Committee meeting will take place in the Education Wing at 11:45 a.m. Please come and share your faith and your gifts. Planning for Youth Sunday, May 3, 2014 is the primary focus of this meeting. Youth Sunday is the annual recognition of the journey of St. Hilary’s youth and volunteers. If you child will be entering 6th or 9th grades next year or graduating from high school or college, please let the committee or the office know so that we can prepare for their recognition.
Children in the Church
Children are an integral part of our life as a church family. We consider them not just the future of our church, but the present. Children are always welcome to participate fully in worship services and church life. If desired, nursery care is available for children up through age 4 during our 10:30 a.m. Sunday service and at many events. All volunteers and employees who work with children in any capacity are trained in abuse prevention and child safety through our diocesan offices. We welcome you and your children to St. Hilary’s!
Children from Pre-K through 5th grade are always welcome to attend Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. weekly in the Education Wing. Sunday School takes place from September through May. We use the Episcopal curriculum Weaving God’s Promises.
Please make sure your children are registered for Sunday School. You can call in your registration to the office at 239-936-1000 or turn in the form available here to the office.
Please see the Teens and Tweens page for information on Christian education for kids in 6th through 12th grade. Teens in grades 9-12 are also welcome to become student aids in the elementary Sunday School classrooms. Sunday School also needs loving adults to teach our children the message of Christ. Please consider what you can offer to these important ministries. Talk to Betsey Lunsford for more information at 239-481-8730 or at email@example.com.
Children of all ages are welcome to sit with their families during any of our services. In an effort to engage children ages 4-12 in a worship experience appropriate to their developmental level, Children’s Church is provided each Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service. Shortly after the church service begins, children ages 4-12 are invited to follow the cross to a room next door, where they can participate in an age-appropriate lesson that follows the weekly Scripture readings that we hear in the regular service. Often their lesson will include time to draw or do a craft or time for movement and physical activity. The children return to the sanctuary to sit with their families just before communion.
Children’s Church is a time to grow, learn, and have fun … we hope you will join us as we celebrate God’s love and learn to be part of His church! Please contact Rebecca Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Children’s Church. Loving adults are also needed to help with this ministry.