Children and Youth Ministries

Children and Youth Ministries

Christ Church is a community- and family-centered parish with a thriving children and youth program. Providing opportunities for spiritual growth for children and youth is an important part of our life together at Christ Church. We offer several ways for children and youth to engage and grow in their faith, and invite you to join us each Sunday in worship and formation. For questions regarding our programming for children and youth, contact the Rev. John Kellogg, Rector.

In-Person Children’s Chapel at 9am (on the Church Lawn – Weather Permitting) and Sunday school ONLINE at 10am

Children’s Chapel will be held during the 9am worship service on the church front lawn (weather permitting). If weather cancels the service, Children’s Chapel will move online at 9am via Zoom. Youth Sunday School will continue to be held virtually at 10am from mid-September through May and uses interactive Bible-based curricula, which offer a creative and engaging approach to Christian education to ignite the imagination and faith of our young learners. Led by volunteer teachers, our children and youth meet together to learn more about God’s word. No registration is necessary for Sunday School and we invite you to choose the format that works best for your child(ren) and family, either in-person or virtual. All children and youth are invited to be a part of this opportunity to grow and learn about the Episcopal church and the Christian faith.

Rites of Passage

Baptism: Baptisms are held several times a year and are scheduled with the Rector, Rev. John Kellogg. Please contact him for more information.

Communion Recognition – We offer communion to all people who come to the table, including children. At the same time, we recognize that children can come to understand the nature of communion differently as they grow. During the COVID pandemic, we are currently only offering wafers (no wine). Everyone is welcome to partake of communion, following the instructions from the officiant.

Confirmation: Classes to prepare for confirmation are offered every other year for sixth graders and up with our clergy and lay leaders. Please contact the Rev. John Kellogg for more information.