We’re dedicated to helping children and their families discover God’s amazing love, deepen their faith and share His love with others by providing quality Christian educational programs and opportunities for fellowship and service.
Sundays 9:00 am and 11:15 am
Ages 4 through 3rd grade
Family worship is an important value at St. Philip’s and children are always welcome in services. Children’s Chapel is offered for children who are 4 years old through those in 3rd grade to help them get the most out of their worship experience with songs, prayers, and lessons just for them!
Children will be checked in at St. Philip's Hall (follow the pinwheels) for Children's Chapel. They will participate in praise and worship, crafts, games, as they learn a Bible story on their level. Children will return to the sanctuary during the Peace to continue worship and receive Holy Communion with their families.
Some four-year olds aren’t quite yet ready for Chapel, so they are welcome to stay in the Nursery until they turn five.
Parent volunteers are needed each week to “shepherd” these young ones and will be scheduled on a 4-6 week rotating basis. Please contact Sarah Koniar to volunteer or for more information.
Saturdays, 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm and Sundays, 8:45 am to 12:30 pm
6 weeks old through 4 years old
NURSERY CARE is available for children 6 weeks old through 4 years in the Education Building Sundays, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm while parents attend worship and adult Sunday School classes, and on Saturdays, 4:45 – 6:00 pm. Our professional nursery staff is trained to care for all of your child's needs, including any unlikely emergencies that may arise. In addition to CPR and first aid training, our staff and volunteers have completed a background check and a required child safety course, Safe Church - Safeguarding God's Children.
Nursery at St. Philip’s is not just play time! Your child will hear Old and New Testament stories, and we use arts and crafts, games, puppets and music to illustrate our lessons. We also have praise and worship time and they begin to learn the Lord’s Prayer.
For more information about our nursery, including volunteering, please email Jill Scott, Nursery Coordinator.
Sundays at 10:15 am
Pre-K 4/5 through 5th grade
Sunday School for children who are in Pre K and Transitional Kindergarten is in the Education Building. Our curriculum emphasizes the Bible, basics of the Christian faith, and the unique aspects of our Episcopal tradition.
Sunday School for children Kindergarten–3rd grade is located in St. Philip’s Hall. Our curriculum emphasizes the Bible, basics of the Christian faith, and the unique aspects of our Episcopal tradition.
Our 4th/5th graders are invited to be a part of our Impact Kids Worship team on Sunday mornings. This group will help lead praise & worship, the retelling of Bible stories, and help their younger peers with crafts and games.
SPARROWS is our ministry for elementary through high school-aged children with special needs and their families. The Sparrows Sunday School class meets during the 9 am service. They enjoy Bible stories, games, music, arts and crafts, and wrap up with a snack. The class is staffed by experienced and loving volunteers that include Occupational Therapists, Special Needs Counselors, and Special Needs Assistants who work in the school district. The teachers are assisted by trained volunteers who love to serve the special needs community.
We recognize that inclusion can often be a child’s best fit and are happy to help give support to accommodate that as well.
Opportunities to Minister in Children & Family Ministry
Children & Family Ministry is dedicated to growing children’s faith in a way that is meaningful and fun. Join one of the largest ministries at St. Philip's to impact our youngest disciples.
Opportunities to Serve in Children's Ministry
Looking for an opportunity to serve, nurture and care for our youngest members? Serving in our nursery is for you! Join the children for music and Bible stories, and help them with a take-home activity. Must be ready to have fun!
If you enjoy learning and seeing things through the eyes of children, this is the place for you! Assist in checking the children into their classrooms. Lead the children in Bible story time where together they will imagine and wonder about God. Leading fun activities and games are also included in this opportunity. Serve in teaching teams that rotate on a two, four, or six-week basis.
If you love leading kids on a fun exploration of God’s word that includes lots of practical application, you will want to hang out with our 4th and 5th-grade students in IMPACT. You can get involved by helping with ongoing service projects, hosting social activities, teaching God’s Word, or just hanging out with the kids on Sunday mornings. Must be willing to periodically attend cool, fun fellowship events such as pool parties, movie nights, and special retreats!
Spend time with precious children who enjoy learning about God. Serve on a regular basis alongside a professional in the field of Special Education (either a teacher or an occupational therapist). Training is provided.