Children & Youth
St. A’s loves kids! Wiggly, inquisitive, creative, quiet, funny, joyful – whoever you are, we are waiting for you. Our mission is to engage children in an ongoing dialogue that nurtures their growing faith, and an understanding of their belovedness that helps them find the resources for their daily spiritual journey.
If you have any questions about our programs for children and youth, please contact Jennifer Wagner Pavia, Director of Children’s Education.
Kids, we look forward to getting to know you and sharing God's love with you!
Licensed/bonded and loving caregivers provide a safe, clean, and nurturing environment for babies and preschoolers up to four years. The nursery includes a spacious playroom and an outdoor area fully equipped with creative and age-appropriate toys; a dedicated bathroom; nursing and diaper change facilities; and secure sign-in/out protocol providing parents with peace of mind and security.
St. A’s loving, safe, and fun environment is where children learn about God’s love through relationship with each other and the caring adults who lead them. The morning begins at 10:30am with an all-group introduction to the day’s theme and then moving into rooms with their age group to play and explore the weekly lesson.
Hands-on activities and vivid story-telling connect…Read More »
Youth meet for Faith in Film to watch and discuss contemporary films through a “Kingdom” lens to discover how God’s story is (or not) being told. Kids use the Bible in conversation with the action on screen.
Mid-June through August, all children are invited to join our parent-led Playground Ministry during the 10:30 worship service. This hidden gem play space i…Read More »
Our youth group for grades 6-12 is called FISH, which stands for Fellowship, Inquiry, Service, and Hospitality meets monthly to connect and engage with each other and the world through spiritual discussion and formation, fellowship, social activities, and social justice work.
Each year FISH takes on a service project dealing with a major world issue. Two years ago they focused o…Read More »
The youngsters participate in various festivals/celebrations tied to worship throughout the year, especially for major feasts - from our Christmas pageants and caroling, Palm Sunday and Pentecost processions, children's Stations of the Cross, Easter egg hunt, to our annual homecoming and patronal feast celebration in September.
We also have special events for youth, some of which…Read More »