At St. Alban’s, the formation of our children is a high priority. While we know that a significant amount of a child’s faith comes from the home, we aim to provide excellent children’s formation throughout the year to complement the formation that is ongoing in a child’s life. Our goal is to help children easily point to the love of God in their lives.
Online registration for the 2018-2019 program year (nursery to Grade 6) can be found here. Please complete a separate form for each child being enrolled. Thanks!
Our 2s & 3s class begins at age 2 1/2, with open enrollment throughout the year. Children from pre-K through 6th grade meet on Sundays during the school year from 10: 15 to 11:05 a.m. for Godly Play. For details on our Sunday School classes and programs, click here. Children in 7th grade and above join their Rite 13, J2A and senior youth groups during that same time period.
Nursery care is provided on the 1st floor of the Rectory on Sundays during the 9:00 a.m. service and Christian Education hour (9-11:05 a.m.) The nursery is available for infants and any children up to age 3 who aren’t quite ready for our 2s & 3s Class.
Nursery resumes on September 9, 2018 when we return to our fall schedule of Sunday services (8, 9, and 11:15 a.m.)
The liturgy of the Episcopal Church is active and participatory. In Children’s Chapel, our youngest parishioners experience worship at their pace and in their language, though story, prayer and song. Parents share in the leadership of the service. We meet at the start of the 9:00 a.m. service in Nourse Hall (10:00 a.m. in the summer).
The children come into "big church" to join in the Eucharist at the Peace. All children are welcome; a parent usually remains with children under age 3. For more information, email Michael Oliphant.
Acolytes carry the crosses, torches, and banner in processions, and assist at the altar on Sundays (usually at 9:00 a.m. during the program year) and at other special services. They bring beauty and meaning to the congregation’s experience of worship.
For our young people, this is an excellent opportunity to learn responsibility and leadership. A training session is provided, usually held in the early fall. All youth 4th grade and up are welcome to participate.
Questions about youth acolyting? Contact Stephanie Curcuru.
Children from age 7 through 12th grade sing in our Choristers program, which uses the Royal School of Church Music's highly respected VOICE for LIFE program for training and spiritual development. Learn more.