Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, page 829)

At Christ Episcopal Church, our care for children begins early. We have adult volunteers who are loyal to the children and their families, while devoted to provide the safest, most nurturing environment possible for all the children who attend or participate at Christ Church.


Christ Episcopal Church has a staffed nursery on premises for all infants and pre-school aged children.

Sunday School

For our elementary-age children Christ Episcopal Church offers Sunday School, attendance at the Eucharist, and fellowship with other church member families as ways in which they are invited to begin their lifelong faith journey.

During the school year we provide Sunday School for one hour beginning at 10:30 AM.  We also offer other opportunities for spiritual growth and development such as special worship services, activities and a service project allows the children to help others. 

During the summer season, Christ Episcopal Church offers Children’s Chapel during the 10:30 AM worship service.  The Chapel service models the Godly Play curriculum.  It is for preschool and kindergarten children, starting at age three. Children begin class at 10:30 and stay until after the sermon, entering the church to join their families during the Peace. This class focuses on introducing the Bible and the Church to young children. Bible stories from the Old and New Testament are explored, the Church calendar and seasons are observed. Godly Play is a hands-on teaching method that is very effective at involving children in the story at their own level and allowing them to question and explain the meaning of the story.

If you have any questions about a class or about Children’s Christian Formation in general, or would like to join the volunteer team that makes it possible, talk to our Children’s Ministry Director Heather Newbern on Sunday morning or contact our Parish Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the Children’s Ministry Vestry Representative.

Our Director of Children's Ministry

Anna Smith
Anna Smith
Children's Director