Sundays for Children
Our children are our most precious resource, and at St. Stephen’s we are blessed with lots of them!
For children age 3 and up, we offer Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. during the program year (the Sunday after Labor Day through Mother’s Day). Children hear some of the same lessons that will be read in church, do crafts, and learn to pray together. Beginning in January we will introduce the Godly Play curriculum to the children’s Christian Formation. Training will begin in September 2016.
For the youngest children, trained paid workers are in the nursery from 9:30 a.m. until after the second service. Children up to age 4 are lovingly cared for in a well-supplied nursery. They are also welcome in our worship service for as much time as the parents want—some children are in church for the whole service, some are brought in at the offertory to receive the Eucharist or a blessing, some stay in the nursery.