Children And Youth Are Integral To Our Sunday Worship Service
Children and youth are always welcome in our worship service! We believe children and youth are an important part of our community and we find every possible way for them to participate. They sit with their parents in the service, teach Sunday School and/or serve as acolyte, read the scripture lessons, help with hospitality, assist in the classroom, help in the altar guild and more!
Family Worship Spaces
Families can find comfortable spaces inside the sanctuary with rocking chairs, pillows and room for toddlers to crawl around. Children age 3 and older may join in Sunday School or stay in the service with parents.
Sunday School is offered during the 1 0 a.m. service. Children age 3 and older are dismissed to Sunday School after the Rector’s welcome and will return to the worship service just before communion.
Special activities are offered during summer and seasons of the church such as Lent, Easter, Christmas, Advent, Pentecost Etc.
All volunteers who work with children and youth are required to complete a criminal background check and attend a training class on the awareness and prevention of child abuse. Normally, there are two trained volunteers during each event and in each Sunday School classroom. Our church building has been designed with child safety and parent comfort in mind; all our rooms have glass panels to the hallway. Parents are encouraged to drop in and observe a class at any time.
Young people are encouraged to participate in worship by joining a Sunday Ministry where they can learn leadership skills, be mentored by adults and contribute to the worship service.
In addition, the youth Ministry program at Faith Church offers many opportunities for students in grades 7 through 12 to engage with other youth and the community, serve others, develop leadership skills and grow in their faith. Below are a few examples:
- Youth Band
- Periodic Fellowship and Spiritual Development Activities
- Youth Ministry Trips such as Sierra Service Project
- Community Outreach Projects
- Helping with Sunday School and seasonal activities