CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

Each Sunday we offer four classes geared to your child’s and youth’s age and grade. Taught by a volunteer staff of excellent teachers, our programs are designed to engage the younger members of our congregation to explore their faith in new ways, to encounter Christ in the mystery of Word and Sacrament, and, for the older youth, to provide an environment where questions are welcomed and hard topics discussed as they engage the world as Christians.

Sunday Children Formation runs from September through May from 9:15am – 10:15am in the Youth Center, located in the lower level of the Day School building.

Little Saints’ Nursery: Infants and young children, birth – 4 years old: 
• Available from 9:00a – 12:00pm
• Provides a safe and nurturing environment for our littlest parishioners. Professional sitters are available to watch and care for our children during Sunday School and the service.
• Children of all ages are welcome to sit with their parents during the Eucharist. During the 10:30 am service, children ages 3 and up have the option of following the clergy to the parish hall for Children’s Chapel until the Offertory.

Godly Play: Pre-K – 3rd grade

• This well-known approach teaches children the art of using the language of Christian tradition to encounter God and find direction for their lives. In Godly Play class, the adult facilitators will
• Model how to wonder.
• Show children how to create meaning with wondering questions.
• Invite them to choose their own work.
• Organize the mentoring time around the deep structure of Christian worship.
• Support the community of children by respecting and challenging them to participate constructively.

Are you interested in teaching and leading a Godly Play Class? Click Here to sign up to Teach Godly Play!

Connect – Bible Themes for Quirky Tweens: 4th & 5th grade

A resource with tweens in mind. Tying together biblical stories, themes, and humor, it seeks to connect to tweens through a “See, Explore, and Make” approach that will introduce the theme of the day through a video that blends quirky, just-for-them humor with a Bible story and solid theology. Get the big picture of the theme through deep scriptural study. Bring it all together by making hands-on 3D projects that help relate the topic for their lives.

Are you interested in teaching and leading a Connect 4 & 5 Class? Click Here to sign up to Teach Connect 4 & 5!

Middle and High School (6th – 12th Grade)

This year, we are making several changes in our Middle and High School curriculum. Rather than the traditional Sunday morning model, our Middle and High School youth will participate in St. Anne’s Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) on Sunday evenings downstairs in the Youth Center.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) – EYC Resumes August 27, 2017!

During EYC, we will focus on growing together as disciples of Christ, deepening our connection to community, and learn what it means to follow Christ through acts of love, service, and worship.

St. Anne’s Episcopal Youth Community gathers downstairs in the Youth Center:

Middle School: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dinner and Fellowship: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

High School: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Throughout the year, your youth will have opportunities to serve the local community, grow in the faith through engaging lessons and games, and encounter Christ through worship and service.

Click Here if you would like to sign up to sponsor a dinner for our EYC Class.

Middle and High School Sunday Morning Opportunities

During Sunday morning, Middle and High School youth are invited to participate in the adult Sunday forum, assist as co-leaders in the Godly Play or Connect Classes, or meet in the Youth Center for fellowship before heading upstairs for the service at 10:30am. During the service, Middle and High School youth are encouraged to sit together and worship more fully as a community, within a community.

Because it takes a community to raise our children and youth in the faith, I hope you will prayerfully consider taking an active role in the Christian formation of your children and youth at St. Anne’s through your generous contribution of your time, treasures, and talents.

If you are able, please help in any of the following ways:

  • Provide a dinner for EYC.
  • Chaperone or serve as a driver for outings and service trips.
  • Serve as an adult leader and/or co-leader.

If you are interested in providing a dinner, serving as a chaperone, or leading as teacher or co-teacher, or if you have any questions. Please contact Rev. Chris Miller, Curate and Director of Family Ministries at: cmiller@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589 x. 124.