Children & YOuth
Our family ministry programs provides spaces for families of all shapes and sizes come together to: Worship God, Love Our Neighbors and Follow Jesus
Please contact The Youth & Ministry Director at email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
Little Music Makers (9:15 – 9:45) Especially for families with younger children! We explore musical concepts through games and movement. Every Sunday begins and ends with prayers and songs of praise to God, our Maker and Redeemer.
10 am Service, Pre-K Children: Our youngest parishioners are invited to our nursery, where our Nursery Leader provides a welcoming environment for music and play. Children are also welcome in the Service!
Preschool at Good Shepherd: Our preschool features a play-based curriculum, lots of outdoor play, small teacher to student ratios, and veteran teachers who work to see every kid flourish and have fun. Learn More
Coffee Connection, Thursday at 9am: A social hour for parents and guardians of preschool-aged children. We meet weekly in the Parish Hall for conversation, coffee, and the occasional guest speaker.
10 am Service, Kindergarten-4th Grade: This program introduces children to the stories and lessons of the Bible. Led by a team of volunteers, the curriculum follows the same Gospel text of the main church Service. Through art, story, conversation and teaching, children learn Bible basics and what this means in their lives, at an age appropriate level.
Scouting: We host a variety of scouting options for boys and girls including Cub Scout Troop 93, Boy Scout Troop 93. Organizations like scouting provide great opportunities for children to learn about working together and serving others. Email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the Girl Scout Troop we are connected with.
10 am Service, 5th grade through 9th grade: Our Youth Group is a discussion-based Bible Study that engages young people in the process of learning about the foundations of their faith.
The first Sunday of every month is “Youth Leadership Sunday,” where our Youth Group members participate in our Service as ushers, readers, and other positions.
High School: We invite teenagers to participate in the Service on Sundays by attending with their friends and families or volunteering to serve, in the spirit of involving them in the full liturgical experience of our church.
Monthly Youth Activity: Once a month, our Youth Group performs an act of service and volunteerism. This event typically takes place in conjunction with the Sunday worship Service.
Youth Group Events
2019 Confirmation Classes: 11:15 - 12:30
January 13: Introduction. Choosing an Adult Mentor with whom you will meet over the next several months. Beginning to choose a Scripture as your own. Reading the Baptismal Covenant. Outlining Questions you have.
January 26: Outreach project at the Warming Shelter with Rachel Brune
January 27: Annual Meeting with questionnaire to complete. How are we governed as a church?
February 3: I believe in God the Father. Science and Religion. Creation and Evolution.
February 17: I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus’ Life. Death. Resurrection. Following in His footsteps.
March 10: I believe in God the Holy Spirit. Grace. The Church. Your life and decision making. Discernment. Growing in wisdom.
March 24: Continuing in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, breaking of bread, and the prayers: Holy Communion. The Prayer Book. How to pray daily. How to organize your time.
April 7: Persevering in resisting evil and what to do when you fail: Making Choices / How to make good choices.
April 21: Easter:
Sunrise on Eve’s Peak: 6 a.m. / Celebration in Church: 10 a.m.
April 28: Proclaiming by word and example the good news of Jesus: How to invite others to church. How to live wisely. How to talk about God.
Saturday Retreat, May 11, 9 - 4: Seeking and serving Christ in all people: An outreach project. Making decisions about accepting Jesus as Lord and trusting him.
Sunday, May 12: Confirmation with +Bishop Mary
Monthly Youth Group Activities:
January 26: 5:30 - 8:30: Warming Shelter serving dinner to homeless neighbors.
February 24: 11 - 12:30 Making Anglican Prayer Beads.
March 17: 11 - 12:30 Lenten Hike to Eve’s Peak with Stations of the Cross.
April 27: 11 - 4: Renaissance Town Faire.
May 19: 11 - 12:30 Make a Basket