ROADMAP FOR CHILDREN and YOUTH
The ASC Children, Youth and Families Committee took All Saints' core values of Spirituality, Community, and Peace & Justice and designed programs for every age group. Then we developed a six-page Roadmap for Children & Youth. The Roadmap is an “at-a-glance” document that maps the spiritual journey of children from birth to high school. You can see it here, or pick up a copy at Church.
NURTURING GOD'S CHILDREN FOR INFANTS AND PRESCHOOLERS
A team of volunteer and professional child care workers welcome our youngest children, providing comfort, safety and community in a spiritual environment from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday in Scott Hall. Parents may also feed and change small babies while listening to the service in the Small Lounge.
A parent group for families with children birth to 5th grade. Parent Culture meets every Sunday at 10:15 while our children are in Sunday School and you are welcome to join us. Our focus is community building and we are doing that by getting to know each other through discussions of current events and issues, of spirituality, parenting and life. We are also planning to have lots of fun in the process and get together for social gatherings both with and without the children throughout the year. Contact Laura Thornton, Children’s Minister, LThornton@allsaints-pas.org.
Baptisms for children are celebrated at Sunday services five times a year. Families should be members of All Saints. Instruction is required for parents and godparents. Adults are baptized at the end of each Exploring Membership Class, three times a year at the Easter Vigil, in June and November.
We provide child care every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children from birth to age four in Scott Hall. We are blessed to have a staff of dedicated professionals with kind hearts who care for our children.
The choir program provides an inclusive and spiritually nurturing community for children and youth from diverse backgrounds.
During the 9 & 11:15 a.m. services, after the Gospel reading, children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the Learning Center for Children's Chapel.
All Saints Church Foster Care Project provides community education, public policy/advocacy and direct services for children and youth who have been removed from the care of their parents and are under supervision of the state.
A parent group for families with young children. God, My Parents and Me supports the challenging work of parenting by offering spiritual fellowship and emotional nurturing to parents at All Saints Church and in the community at large.
Hillsides creates safe places for children by treating abuse, neglect and mental illness. It strengthens families, provides special education, and advocates for children's rights.
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to put peace and justice into action by preparing for seasonal liturgical and community service events.
During the 10:15 a.m. education hour, children in kindergarten through fifth grade encounter the Bible, our Episcopal traditions and our story as a people of God.
During Sunday morning worship, each classroom has story time, art time and snack. We welcome parents to come and take their children to Communion.