Spiritual Enrichment for All Ages and Stages

Most of our programs are on a summer break right now. Check back with us again when our programs begin in late September.

We invite members to be spiritually nourished by spending two hours with us on Sunday—one hour in worship and one hour in Christian Education. Our Education Hour from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. includes groups for all ages and stages.

The Forum

1Adults are invited to join us for “sacred conversations about life” at The Forum when we will have guest speakers, clergy, and members of our congregation presenting about a broad variety of topics that are relevant to the life of faith. Join us on Sundays for coffee and treats at 9:15 a.m. followed by The Forum from 9:30 to 10:20 at the The Grand, next door to the Church. Read more

Youth Group

IMG_4254Youth in middle school and upper school are invited to join our Youth Minister, Laura Turton, in the Upper Room for games, check-in, and serious discussions about questions of faith. Programs are based on the Episcopal curriculum for tweens and teens called “Weaving God’s Promises.” Throughout the year there are special events and service projects including the annual Christmas Party, the Pageant, and the hiding of the Easter Eggs. Sundays from 9:25-10:20 a.m.

Breakfast Club

3Elementary school aged children who are in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades get together on Sundays in the Club House for games, check-in, Bible stories, and crafts. The group is led by our Sunday School Coordinator, Rebecca Giordano Dreisbach, who is also a 3rd grade teachers at Boys Latin School in Baltimore, along with other volunteers. Programs are based on the Episcopal curriculum for children called “Weaving God’s Promises.” On Sundays, kids gather for the Opening Ritual at 9:25 a.m. sharp in the Undercroft, and then they move into their own room with the program ending at 10:20 a.m.

Rainbow Group

4Our group for older 5s, 6s, and all 1st graders, is led by our team of volunteer Sunday School leaders, who are mostly parents of the kids, and who enjoy the community that is created by raising children together in the Christian Faith. Age appropriate programs are based on the Episcopal curriculum “Weaving God’s Promises.” Children and parents gather at 9:25 sharp in the Undercroft for the Opening Ritual before heading off to their own rooms for their program. Many of the kids in this group stay downstairs following Sunday School so that they can transition right into Children’s Worship.

Little Lambs

 This group is for our youngest Sunday School children and includes older 3s, all 4s, and younger 5s. In order to participate, children must be 100% independent in the bathroom, and be willing to sit in a circle while taking part in the program. This group bases it’s content on the Episcopal curriculum “Weaving God’s Promises.” Children and parents gather in the Undercroft for the Opening Ritual at 9:25 a.m. and then head into their own classroom. Children in this group may stay downstairs after Sunday School and be joined by their parents at 10:20 for songs and Children’s Worship. We are fortunate to have two experienced teachers leading this group, Eileen Donahue Brittain and Jeanne Neifert. If you have questions about your child’s readiness for Sunday School, please contact Rebecca Giordano Dreisbach, Sunday School Coordinator.

5On Sundays we provide skilled nursery care from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in our lovely little nursery downstairs in the Undercroft. This program is intended to support infants and toddlers while their parents are participating in the Education Hour and in our 10:30 Worship. Our lead caregiver is Theresa Pearson who is also the Director of a local childcare center. She is joined by Nadine, and other caregivers who have worked for her at her center. We are fortunate to have some adult volunteers involved, and we love having parents in the nursery as well. Infants who are three months and older are welcome, as are toddlers through the age of three years old.

Requirements for using Nursery Care include:

  • Parents must leave their cell phone numbers so that they may be called if their child becomes upset
  • Fully Stocked Diaper Bags should be dropped off with the child’s name on the bag
  • Children must be dropped off and picked up by adults only, and not by siblings
  • The Nursery is for infants who are three months and older through three year olds

For more information, please view the following letter from our Associate Rector. Click here.