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 Returns! After a long COVID hiatus, we are pleased that parents are interested in resuming Church School. We will start with one session a month (the first Sunday of the month) and have children meet in the Parish Center at 9:45AM on Sunday mornings. Instruction will last until 10:30AM. Children will then be escorted to the church so they can sit with parents during the Holy Eucharist portion of the church service. Toddler care (must be able to walk) will also be offered at the same time. Interested? Call the office and speak with Father John to register your child.