Chair: Jennifer Cowles
Programs for Children and Youth
Nursery Care (infants to 3 year olds) is available each Sunday during both worship services and the Christian Education hour. The Nursery is located at the front entrance to the church.
Children's Chapel (ages 3-3rd grade) is offered at both the 9:00 and 11:30 service during the Liturgy of the Word (between the Gospel hymn and the Peace). Children's Chapel mirrors the prayers, songs and teaching in "big" church with attention given to language and themes appropriate for children. Chapel is led by our Lay Ministries Coordinator, Jennifer Cowles, with assistance from community volunteers. If you are interested in serving as an assistant for one Sunday or more, click here or email Jennifer.
Junior Altar Guild (ages 3 and up) This beautiful program formed organically when our Altar Guild chair embraced kids' natural curiosity and invited kids to help her prepare the altar for Holy Communion each week. As far as we know, the Junior Altar Guild is unique to St. Julian's!
Godly Play (Pre-School through Kindergarten) invites children into Holy Scripture and the rituals/themes of the church through story, wonder, a feast and self-guided play (with the support of their teachers). Class meets in the Gold Room.
1st-3rd graders explore the Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum, which explores stories from the Old and New Testaments through storytelling, video, song and directed activities/crafts. Class meets in the Red Room.
4th-6th graders take part in the Deep Blue curriculum, an awe-inspiring and comprehensive Bible study that helps children discover what it means to be a disciple of Christ today. Class meets in the Green Room.
7th-12th graders delve into the Attitude: Changing the World series. This curriculum published by the Episcopal Church explores how our life as Christians informs and nurtures our attitudes around a range of topics that impact the lives of our young adults. Topics include violence, addiction, television and other social issues. Class meets in the Blue Room.
Our Youth Group meets on the first three Sunday evenings each month 6:00-8:00 for dinner and to work with the Journey to Adulthood (J2A) curriculum. Students in 6th and 7th grades take part in the first leg of the J2A program called Rite 13. The middle years of the program includes 8th-10th graders and takes the name of the curriculum, J2A. In 11th and 12th grades, students complete the program as Youth at Church (YAC). On the fourth Sunday evening each month, we welcome all youth in grades 6-12 to join together for dinner and a program that may include guest speakers, game or movie nights and offsite outings.
Christmas Eve Pageant -- all kids are welcome! Costumes provided. A few parts are assigned and require a rehearsal, but every child who comes can join in as an angel or shepherd as we reenact the birth of our Savior.
St. Julian's Day Bible Presentation -- We celebrate our patron saint's feast day on Mother's Day Sunday with a big party! During the worship service, we also recognize our third graders graduating from Children’s Chapel with a Bible presentation.
Vacation Bible School in June or July each summer