Church School

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Open to all children from infants through high school

At St. Stephen’s we are dedicated to creating a nurturing and hospitable environment where children and youth develop in mind and body, heart and spirit. We provide weekly opportunities for Christian formation through our Church School program, which runs from September to June. Our classes cover pre-school through 12th grade and begin at 10 a.m. We also offer a Confirmation class every year. After class, students join their families for Holy Eucharist after they join in the Church School procession. Classes are taught by committed members of our congregation. “Sunday Papers” (coloring sheets with Bible stories) are provided every week as well.

We are currently using Weaving God’s Promises, a three-year Episcopal curriculum for children and middle-school youth.

 

Nursery Care

We provide infant and toddler care (through 2 yrs old) from 9:45 a.m. until the conclusion of the 10am service. Please bring your child’s provisions clearly marked.

 

Confirmation Class

Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. Book of Common Prayer Catechism page 860.

This class is for anyone in 8th grade through 12th grade who has been baptized and is now interested in the rite of confirmation. The class meets during the 10:00 service on Sunday and on Wednesday evenings during Lent.

The text used by the class in 2014 is My Faith My Life: A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church by Jenifer Gamber. The group will compare Baptism and Confirmation, and will explore the history and structure of the Episcopal Church, as well as the Bible, spirituality, worship and God’s call to each person.