Here at St. Mary’s we value our children as fresh voices of witness. We believe that every child already has an innate sense of God and it is our job to nurture their sense of awe and wonder. By providing a supportive environment where their questions and responses are honored, we seek to help them grow in their faith and discipleship. We endeavor to live into the Children’s Charter of the Episcopal Church.
Our very youngest members, ages birth through three years, are cared for in our bright sunny nursery by our long time child care professional, Mrs. Gloria Montague. There is also a family room available off the sanctuary for parents who would like to have their babies or toddlers with them at worship in a comfortable space. Our mixed age Sunday School classes meets in the Annex during the 10:00 service.
The last Sunday of the month is Children’s Worship. The children serve as Greeters, Acolytes, Ushers, and Readers. They also work with our Organist/Choir Director to perform a song at the service. Every child has their own special child friendly hymnal. During the year the children are engaged in various outreach projects where they learn about a particular region or need and then find ways to lend their support.