Offering a variety of loving, faith-filled formation opportunities for infants through 5th grade.
The children of St. Thomas gather weekly for Christian Formation, Worship, Service, and Fellowship. Each child is an important member of our parish. They are encouraged, as each member of the body, to live out their baptismal promises in ways the reflect their individual gifts and talents. You will see children attending worship services, serving as worship volunteers, engaging in intergenerational fellowship, singing in choirs, and partaking in the programs created to enrich their spiritual lives.
Spiritual Formation for our Pre-K -5th graders is offered year round.
Godly Play—Sunday School for our Pre-K – 1st grade. September -June. A Montessori – inspired Episcopal program for children inviting them to experience God’s gracious presence and wonder about His story; led by trained story-tellers and doorpersons.
Building Faith Brick by Brick— Sunday School for our 2nd -3rd grade. September – June. A culturally relevant, hands-on way for children to explore stories of faith while digging deep down into a bin of LEGO bricks and building the stories they hear. Bible exploration has never been more fun or hands-on.
Weaving God’s Promises – Sunday School for our 4th – 5th graders. September – June. This class is focused on weaving the promises of God through their lives and their spiritual understanding in relation to their Episcopal faith with a special emphasis on building a faith community.
Grand Days of Summer– 9 Weeks of special Sunday School led by the “Grands” of our parish. Our Grands will be passing on their treasured gifts and talents to our children during an intergenerational Sunday School focused on relationship and vocation.
Parish Choir for Boys and Girls – Elementary-aged children meet to rehearse anthems for worship, in addition, they learn the basics of musicianship, belonging in a choir, and music reading utilizing the Voice for Life curriculum. Meeting weekly for ages 4 years through 8th grade. Contact Joel Bejot, 726-5349.
Children’s Participation in Feasts and Holidays – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me”. Throughout the church year St. Thomas celebrates feasts, saints, and holidays with special services, programs and events. Involving the children is often a centerpiece in our community celebrations. Contact Jessica Bejot, Joel Bejot, Sara Gorby, and/or Rev. Father Ken Brannon.
Nursery Care – A babysitter is available for children up to five years old in the sound-proof nursery room at the back of the sanctuary during the 9:30 a.m. service on Sundays. Babies and young children can be dropped off, or parents are welcome to stay. The service can be seen through the large windows, and heard on loudspeakers. Contact Sara Gorby at firstname.lastname@example.org