Within our caring and nurturing faith community, unique events during the life of a young child may include Holy Baptism into the family of Christ, nursery-time when very young, Sunday school, Summer Camp, Christmas Pageants, Easter activities and more. Adults are encouraged to support this ministry, from a one-time occasion such as costuming for the Christmas pageant to a regular commitment in a Godly Play classroom. All people who are involved in our children’s ministry programs are offered a thought-provoking training provided by the Episcopal Church, “Safeguarding God’s Children.”
Children age 3 through 3rd grade are invited to Godly Play on Sundays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in St. Mark’s Children’s Hallway. Montessori-based Godly Play offers children ways to learn and engage sacred stories and spiritual practices of Christianity. It includes honest wondering and real play. Participants learn a strong foundation of Christian language, a sense of the church year and how to integrate our sacred stories into their own life.