Children’s Faith Formation

Children's Faith Formation Lesson

Children’s Liturgy still takes place in the Parish Hall during the beginning of the 10:00 service. Immediately following worship we will gather for Bible and faith stories, an activity, craft or art and a small snack in the Parish Hall Classroom.  In addition to Children’s Liturgy, every Sunday we have a Children and Young People’s Time in church, led by the preacher. There are opportunities for teens and older children to read a lesson each Sunday, and our Music Director is actively seeking youth to participate in worship that way. Acolyting and ushering are other ways our children and young people serve in church.

We have a Children’s Corner (in the back of the sanctuary), where soft books, quiet toys, and a worksheet containing the Sunday’s message are available for children who find it difficult to sit in the pew. We ask that one parent stay with children in the Children’s Corners. The Children’s Corner is open 24/7 for any worship service that takes place at St. Tim’s.

Beginning September 16, 2018 following the 10:00 service, we will offer Sunday school for elementary age children from 11:10 to 11:45 a.m.  Our Sunday School will take place at the same time as Adult Education. We will be using the Episcopal curriculum “Weaving God’s Promises”, a curriculum that is not lectionary based (like our Children’s Liturgy) but created to help our children learn our story as God’s people, and to “foster the spiritual formation and growth of children in Christ’s love…”

We are excited and desire that this be a fun time to share, to learn and to grow in love. Telling our Bible stories with art, puppets, videos and activities we will invite our children to learn about God’s love in Jesus Christ and focus on how we see that love in the world. We will have time for prayer as a group and then “go into the world” and join parents at 11:45 in the Church. The powerful gift of wonder and love is already in our children. We are inviting our children to deepen their relationship with God as they grow in faith. May we grow in faith and love with them!

Vacation Bible School (Pre-K – 5th)

Children's Faith Formation Vacation Bible School

The  Bible comes alive at St. Timothy’s during Vacation Bible School, a fun-filled week of summer camp for children 4 years old through fifth grade.

Vacation Bible School will be led by the Mt. Cross Day Camp Team — July 24-28, 2017.
The Bible comes alive at St. Timothy’s during Vacation Bible School, a fun filled week of summer camp for our children.
This year’s theme for Vacation Bible School is “The Water of Life”.  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43:2.  Our children and volunteers will join in music, crafts and games as they respond joyfully to God’s love.

If you are interested in helping, please see a member of the clergy.