Children and youth are a vital and welcome part of the life of St. Peter’s. The spiritual nurture and Christian formation of our children is one of our most important ministries. Young people are welcome in worship at all times. Families with young children are welcome to use the children’s space in the rear of the sanctuary, which has a rug, books, soft toys, and rocking chairs.
CHILDREN UP TO 4 YEARS OLD
Children & Worship (CAW) is offered for younger children (up to 4 years) at 10am in the Rectory (house next to the church) and is a multi-sensory approach to worship. CAW enables our children to not just learn about but to experience God. Using visual materials, Worship Leaders share bible stories and invite children to share their thoughts and feelings about what they have heard.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
At 10 am children 8-11 meet in the Rectory (the house next to the church). Each week the class hears the Gospel lesson and joins in crafts, drama, and song to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible.
Children ages 10 and up are invited to serve in the worship service in the church sanctuary as Acolytes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
Youth Group: The Youth Group meets regularly for children in 6th grade and up. The group plans various trips and service projects throughout the year, with the focus on building community and having fun! For the safety of our youth, we ask that a general consent form be filled out each school year. Click here to download the form (pdf format).
Confirmation: The Rector provides confirmation instruction for teens as preparation for reaffirming their baptismal vows and for making an affirmation of their adult responsibilities in the church.
FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAYS
St. Peter’s invites the children of the parish to lead worship on the last Sunday of every month. Children serve as acolytes, cross bearers, greeters, ushers and lectors. A children’s homily is offered, and worship is family-friendly.