Holy Nativity is committed to the children in our midst. Our programs provide a nurturing and inspiring environment for children to thrive and grow in the knowledge of God’s love.
The Wee Ones
We offer nurturing and loving care for the youngest among us at the 10:30 service. There are toys and games for these little ones, and our care providers are well aware of their needs and of the concerns of the parents. Parents feel free to check on the little ones at any time.
Godly Play (4- to 8-year-olds)
Our Godly Play program is geared for children 4 to 8 years old and is offered during the 10:30 worship service. Through interactive play and story-telling, Godly Play teaches children to become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
We are committed to offering to our children an education program that focuses on our story as God’s people through Scripture and the customs and rituals of our Episcopal heritage.
Godly Play teaches children the art of using religious language – parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of God’s presence in their lives.
The children are brought into church to join their families for the Eucharist to receive a blessing or communion.
Godly Journey (9- to 13-year-olds)
Our Godly Journey program uses “Living the Good News” as the base for the program. In addition to the lessons, one Sunday each month, we explore an understanding of God’s kingdom through art. There is one Sunday in which the Rector or the FEAST Director meets with the children to explore their faith and answer their questions. The last Sunday of each month, the children join us for the worship service.
Breakfast with the Priest
This group meets monthly for Saturday morning pancakes and a chat with the priest. In this informal setting, the conversation ranges from a discussion of the Bible and issues of faith to how to handle everyday life situations.
In addition, the children learn to set the Altar for Sunday services in the role of Altar Guild.
Those children who wish to are taught to serve as Acolytes for the services.