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Children

At St. Thomas, we celebrate the young ones who are beginning their relationship with Christ. We provide education and events for children of all ages.

 

Our Children's Program is shepherd by the Rev. Edmund Harris,  Associate Rector for Families and Evangelism. You can reach Father Edmund or register your child for children's formation at St. Thomas, click here

SUNDAYS FOR CHILDREN

 

CHILDCARE

Our staffed child room is open for children aged 4 and younger  from 8:45-11:15 on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 AM Formation Hour and the 10:00 AM service.

 

GODLY PLAY SUNDAY SCHOOL

 

Sundays from 9:45am-10:45am for children ages 4 yrs thru 5th grade

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Godly Play Sunday School is a Montessori-style religious education program created by Jerome W. Berryman. It is an imaginative approach to working with children that supports, challenges, nourishes, and guides their spiritual quest. It provides children a deeply respectful experience with scripture, enabling them to fully enter into its power.

 

At each session of Godly Play children will: be welcomed, build the circle, experience a story, wonder about the story, respond to the story, and say goodbye.

 

After Godly Play ends, children will be escorted to the west transept of the church to join their families for Holy Communion.

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN

 

September 10 – Homecoming Sunday

Blessing of the Backpacks at the 10 a.m. service followed by parish potluck. Open House in the Godly Play rooms following the 10 a.m. service. Be sure to register your child for Godly Play!

October 1 – Blessing of the Animals at 2 PM

Children, join us after the 10 AM service for dog-biscuit baking for the Blessing of the Animals. Come back at 2 PM with your favorite pets for a special blessing. Bring a friend too!

 

October 29 – Halloween party following the 10 AM service. 

Children, be sure to wear your costume to church today! Make saints icons for our parish celebration of All Saints next Sunday.

November 5 – All Saints Sunday

No Godly Play—children will join in the procession with saints icons and be present for Holy Baptism.

 

December 3 – The First Sunday of Advent

Advent Wreath Make & Take after the 8 and 10 a.m. Services. 

 

December 10 – The Second Sunday of Advent: St. Nicholas Celebration

St. Nicholas Breakfast at 9 a.m.

Come meet St. Nicholas of Myra as he makes his annual visitation to St. Thomas!

Christmas Pageant rehearsal following the 10 a.m. service.

December 17 – The Third Sunday of Advent

Christmas Pageant rehearsal following the 10 a.m. service.

 

December 24 – Christmas Pageant at 4 p.m.

Christmas Pageant rehearsal at 2:30 p.m.

VACATION BIBLE CAMP

This summer program is for children aged 4 thru 5th grade. Stations will include: arts & crafts, music, chapel, outreach projects, games, drama, and snack. 

Stay tuned for an announcement about the theme and dates of our 2024 camp!

We will also be offering extended care! It is available every day from 12:00-4:00pm. Campers will have a supervised lunch (must bring their own), activities, and a provided snack. The cost is $60 per child.

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