Children and Youth
At St. David’s we love and value children. Sunday mornings are a great opportunity to worship and learn at St. David’s. We offer a Red Carpet during the two later services so children can have a front row seat. Children are invited by Pastor Elizabeth to come sit in the front. They have a short interaction with her about the lesson of the day and receive a Sunday Paper Junior. Children can stay at the red carpet to color and listen if they want.
Sunday school is offered for age 3 through adults and takes place between the 9:00 and 11:15 services. Classes begin at 10:20 (except for Godly Play, which starts at 10:15) and run until 11:05. Nursery is available for children younger than age 3.
Children age 3 through third grade attend Godly Play. Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives
Children in grades four and five attend a separate class. This class is geared toward this age group and includes Bible study and a variety of other activities.
Youth in middle school and high school are divided into separate classes designed to address the unique needs of these two age groups.
Confirmation classes for high school students are offered every two years.
Children: Special Events
We offer the following special events for children and families throughout the year:
June/July: Vacation Bible School (evening program)
August: Ice Cream Social
October: Trunk or Treat
December: Christmas Eve Pageant
Episcopal Youth Community
At St. David’s we have a vibrant youth program dedicated to the spiritual growth and Christian leadership development of young people. During the school year, there are opportunities to get to know other youth at St. David’s through regular meetings and special events including Youth Sunday in September, the Progressive Dinner in December, Spring Fest in May and the Youth Lock-In in June when we welcome rising sixth graders into the EYC. In addition, we participate in outreach through CARITAS, the men’s feeding program, Thanksgiving bags, Vacation Bible School and Christmas families. Although we take a hiatus from Sunday school during the summer, the youth continue to meet for fun outings during the summer.
Highlights from the Planned Spring 2019 EYC Events Calendar:
13 - Meeting at St. David's - 6:00 pm w/ food (movie night)
27 - Meeting at St. David’s - 6:30 pm w/food
8/9 - Annual Council
10, 24 - EYC Meeting
5 - Pancake Supper EYC will cook and serve - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
13, 20, 27 - Lenten Programming
3 - Lenten Programming
10 - Rehearsal for Stations of the Cross
13 - Dress rehearsal for Stations 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at St. David's
16 - Stations of the Cross - 6:00 pm
28 - EYC Meeting at 12:30 at St. David's with a possible field trip
17/19 - May Weekend (Diocesan Spring Retreat at Chanco)
26 - EYC Meeting
14 - EYC Lock In
16 - Graduation Sunday