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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 nursery is open during our 9:30 indoor service. Your little ones are always welcome. Parents are also welcome.

 

Godly Play

Age 3 through 5th Grade

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.

Godly Play 1 – At the 9:30 service when held indoors

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

 

Godly Play 2 – Offered occasionally, 10:45 – 11:30

Children and leaders gather at the conclusion of the worship service for continued storytelling and additional projects.

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Middle School

Grades 5-8

Held on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:15 p.m.

 

Students meet on Wednesday evenings during the school year.  Programming is announced and events planned throughout the school year. Watch the weekly update for information.

High School

Grades 9-12

Held on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Students meet on Sunday evenings during the school year.  Programming is done in collaboration with Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior. Location will rotate between the two churches. Watch the weekly update for information.

Teen study group

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 two-year program for young people, 9th grade and above, who are interested in publicly re-affirming their baptismal vows.  In year one, 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. In year two, 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.