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CHILDREN & YOUTH IN FAITH

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St. David’s strives to inspire and equip each person—from youngest to oldest—to follow Jesus into a loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, creation, and each other. Our goal is to provide a safe, open environment that supports exploration of questions, doubts, and fears—a place where you are warmly welcomed no matter where you are in your faith journey. Through prayer, building community, formation, and mission, we try to create space for all people to grow in their faith and engage in issues that are relevant today.

 

Nursery

Infant to 3 Years 

Our "Narthex Nursery" will be open throughout the summer during indoor services. Your little ones are always welcome. Parents are also welcome.

 

Children's Ministry 

Age 3 through 5th Grade

Children's Ministry takes place on Sunday mornings during the school year at the 9:30 service based on a rotating schedule. 

Godly Play 

Early in the service, a young Crucifer leads children and leaders to a classroom for a half-hour story and lesson with our Godly Play Minister.  Children return to the nave in time to join their families for communion and dismissal.

 

Based on stories of our faith, our Godly Play program is rooted in the Montessori tradition of learning.  It invites children to hear stories and then either create something or act out the story in their own way.  Storytelling builds community by working together, each child using their experiences and creativity to share stories as a group.

Children's Time - At the 9:30 Service

During the song of praise, children process out to a classroom for music and stories with our Children and Youth Minister and Youth Leaders. Children return to the nave for communion and dismissal.  

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Youth Retreat

Entering Grades 6-12

August 2022

All youth and their friends are invited to register for the youth retreat this summer! The two night retreat is hosted at a Bible Camp and will include beach time, canoeing, hiking, biking, games, bonfires, and much more. Students considering confirmation are especially encouraged to attend.

Please email abrock@stdavidsparish.org for dates and registration link!

Youth Group

Grades 5-12

Wednesday evenings

 

Youth Group is for all youth grades 5-12 and happens each week during the school year. This ministry is in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior and the location rotates between the two churches. 

Youth Group is a space for young people to create community, have fun, talk about life and faith, and bring their full selves. All are welcome!

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Confirmation

In the Episcopal Church, confirmation is “the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength through prayer and the laying on of hands by the bishop.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 860) 

 

Confirmation is a go at your own pace program for young people, 9th grade and above, who are interested in publicly re-affirming their baptismal vows.  Each student is paired with a mentor, who has received training, to guide the student throughout the confirmation process as they complete specified tasks and responsibilities. Confirmation requires students to explore service to community, congregational involvement, and faith formation. Our team of clergy and lay volunteers lead a class where we examine the basics of the Christian faith, making room for prayer, reflection, and questioning. Upon completing the Confirmation journey, students write a statement of faith and are publicly confirmed at a special service with the Bishop.