We believe that the best instruction for children and adults in the Christian Faith, and our Episcopal expression of that faith, is participation in our Sunday worship services. You and your children are always welcome to join our services.
Baptism According to our faith, we believe that Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. Click here to learn more: baptism procedures.
Holy Communion In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians can receive the Eucharist of bread and wine at the altar. In some faith traditions, children must wait to receive the Eucharist until they receive special instruction and participate in a “Holy Communion” service. Children in the Episcopal Church—Anglican Catholics—do not have that restriction. With that said, though, our clergy believe that baptized children should receive proper instruction before receiving communion at the altar for the first time.
Children learn about communion, first and foremost, by attending church and observing those at the altar. They will recognize the reverence at the altar as people kneel and place their hands to receive the Eucharist—and they will want to imitate and receive. When this happens, the stage is set for instruction. In combination with regular church attendance, parent participation at the Eucharist, and the Church School instruction, our youngsters begin to demonstrate when they are ready to receive the Eucharist.
Parents are encouraged to speak with the clergy when they feel that their child is ready to receive, so any questions can be addressed. When ready, clergy are happy to coordinate a special date when family and friends may want to take communion together as a family.
Church School From September thru early June, Church School classes are held during the first part of the 10:00AM service. Class begins at 9:45AM so parents can be in the pew for the 10AM service start. Children will join their parents during the Peace segment of the service.
Parents who do not want their children to participate in Church School may continue to have their children quietly worship with them in their pew. We also encourage children to participate in our worship services as Acolytes, Ushers and Lectors.