Families and Children

Children and Youth Ministries

 

How can we serve you?

No matter your age, there is a place for you at St. Christopher's.  Your children are welcome in all parts of our community and we want to work with you to help them grow on their spiritual path.  If you have any questions or wish to know about any specific events, please contact Minister of Youth and Children, Jaz Rylander.  

 

Our Nursery (ages 6 weeks and up)

We offer childcare at most of our church events and staff our nursery with teachers from our Day School.  All caregivers are Safeguarding God's Children, CPR and First Aid certified. Our goal is to provide a loving, Christian environment for the children under our care.

 

Sunday School (ages 3 to 15)

We offer Christian education for children at 9:15 AM on Sundays.  The classes are biblically based and strive to provide children with creative and varied ways to grow closer to God. Sunday School meets regularly from September to May.  

 

Special Family Programs

Throughout the year, Children and Youth Ministries sponsors a variety of activities for the whole family.  These include:  Family Movie Nights, Pumpkin Patch, Trunk or Treat, Children's Advent Program, Christmas in the Park, Instant Christmas Pageant, Children's Lenten Program, Maundy Thursday Lock-In, Egg-stravaganza, Vacation Bible School and so much more...

 

Acolytes (ages 9 and up)

Beginning at age 9, children are invited to participate in our worship services as acolytes, serving at the altar in a way that enriches their worship experience and grows leadership skills. For more information, please speak to Candy Leskin, our Acolyte Master.

 

Episcopal Youth Community (ages 11-18)

Every 1st Sunday, the youth of our church gather after the 10:30 worship service for lunch, fellowship and fun.  We also hold fundraisers to allow us to go the special events like concerts, outings and mission opportunities.  Every summer we attend Missionpalooza, a large mission trip sponsored by the Diocese of Texas.

 

Diocesan Opportunities

We are so lucky to be in the Diocese of Texas where there are multiple opportunities offered for the children and youth of our community.  Camp Allen, C.U.S.E. (Cathedral Urban Service Experience), YES and Happening are just a few of the varied events that our group often participate in.  Scholarships are available for all these events.

 

Safeguarding God's Children

Safeguarding God's Children in a program offered by the Diocese of Texas that aims to prevent the abuse and exploitation of children.  All volunteers and staff for children and youth ministries are required to be trained and certified in the program.  For more information or to request training, please contact Jill Center.