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ATTENTION ALL FAMILIES - Even if you are a Family of One, all are invited to our next Family Night on Sunday, October 15, from 5:30-7:30 in the Parish Hall.. (read more)


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PYM: Parish Youth Ministries

Sign up for the next PYM Weekend November 3-5...(read more)


Our nursery is available for children up to age three during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, in dedicated spaces convenient to Zabriskie and Immanuel Chapels.  Supervised by Gilma Balcarcel, a parishioner and paid staff member with over 15 years of experience, our nursery provides a clean, safe and nurturing environment for children.

Godly Play2017 heifer fair

A liturgy of storytelling, prayer and reflection offered for 3-7 year olds as an alternative to the Liturgy of the Word during the 9:00 a.m. service at Zabriskie Chapel.  Designed to help children worship and learn to know God in a developmentally appropriate setting. Godly Play participants meet at 8:55 a.m. and join their families for Holy Communion later.

Contact: Lisa Frye, Sarah Glassco

Sunday School projectSunday School

Sunday School is provided for children from preschool through 5th grade.  The classes begin after the 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings (September through mid-June). Volunteer teachers provide a loving atmosphere and fun learning activities ranging from storytelling, dramatic play and art for the youngest children to challenging games and discussions for the older children. We use a variety of curricula, including Weaving God's Promises, the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum, and others.  Children may join Sunday School on any Sunday.

Contact: Linda Serabian

EYC Pumpkin bonfireTeens

EYC, the Episcopal Youth Community, is a youth group that engages 6th through 12th graders.  Service, fellowship, and fun are at the heart of their activities. We have a robust and diverse calendar with events scheduled every month. In addition, we have a monthly Breakfast Club featuring youth chefs and guest speakers. 


Children's Chapel

A special Children's Chapel is offered each Sunday during the 11:15 a.m. Eucharist at Immanuel Chapel. It is held in the small chapel next to the sanctuary, for all children and youth who wish to attend.