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Children & Youth Programs

Creating experiences for our children to grow in their faith

Our Children and Youth Ministries bring together parishioners, staff, and our broader community to nurture the spiritual formation of children and young people at Epiphany. We value the importance of their engagement in our parish life and support their building relationships with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

We are committed to creating a place where children are loved, valued, and known.

Questions? Email Kelsey at

Sunday Morning Children & Youth Ministry


The Epiphany nursery provides care for children birth- 5 years. Parents can drop their little ones off before each service or during the service (it is located right below the church for parents’ ease!) and attend the worship service, knowing that their child is being cared for. There are age-appropriate toys and books for the children to play and engage with. 
When dropping your child off please fill out the sign-in sheet – provide your cell phone number so a nursery staff member can contact you if needed. The nursery is open from 8:30 – 12:15. If you need help finding the nursery please ask a staff member or usher and they will lead you to the right place.


Children’s Sermon

At both our 8:45 and 11 am services, our Children and Youth Minister offers Children’s Sermons. Right after the Collect reading, the kids are invited to participate in an activity and hear a lesson. This lesson is geared toward children’s understanding and receiving a message that is fitting for the children’s stage of life and brain development. Kelsey works through the scripture or prepares an understandable sermon-like lesson. Kids are encouraged to participate and ask questions throughout this time. Children then rejoin the congregation at the Peace offering and are invited up to the Eucharist. 


Sunday School: An Invitation

Sundays, 10:00 – 11:00 am | Youth Room in Christie House

Children at Epiphany have the opportunity to develop long term friendships during the Sunday School Hour each week, September to Pentecost. Our multi-age gathering is led by a dedicated team of leaders who thoughtfully prepare engaging activities in concert with meaningful church education for all children, Middle School and below.  We meet in the Christie House Youth Room at 10:00  a.m. The Godly Play curriculum offers an invitation  to wonder. Games, crafts and stories are all opportunities for hands-on responses. Our closing prayer circle builds faith and community.


Youth Education Hour

Sundays, 10:00 – 11:00 am | Library in Christie House

Middle and High School Youth at Epiphany have the opportunity to develop long term friendships during Youth Education Hour each week, September to Pentecost. This gathering allows for further theological education for Middle and High School students with our youth leader, Kelsey. We will be talking about what spirituality looks like as we get older, asking hard questions about the Bible and the Church, and inviting wonder into our walk with God. We meet in the Christie House Library at 10:00 am. The curriculum changes every three months as we offer opportunities to think, grow, and be in fellowship.

Youth Formation

Our programs are intentionally designed to welcome and embrace youth at any entry point, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. Our programming pieces have included: The Well (youth group) on Sunday evenings, monthly activities and events, Confirmation, Holy Land Pilgrimages, community service opportunities and more.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Kelsey at

The Well (Youth Group)

Every other Sunday, 5:30 – 7:00pm | Christie House
We offer a bi-weekly youth group, The Well, to our middle school and high school youth during the school year (Sept-May). We meet for small group discussions, games, and prayer. We combine middle school and high school for part of the night but also schedule in separate small group time by age. The intent and focus for The Well is to offer a safe place where young people can openly talk about relevant issues and topics they are faced with while discovering how God is ever-present in each moment of their lives.


We offer confirmation classes to students between 8th grade and 12th grade. We meet monthly on Sunday’s in our small group to discuss what it means to take on faith as our own, what it means to be Episcopal, we learn about the creeds and different doctrine, and we get to know our fellow parishioners. If you are interested in learning more about Confirmation, we encourage you to attend – there is never pressure to be confirmed, this is your spiritual journey.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Every three years, high school youth and newly graduated 8th graders are invited to be part of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is usually a 10-day tour under the leadership of a local guide, and youth are responsible for covering their own trip expenses. Please note, A pilgrimage is not a vacation or sightseeing trip. Its focus and intent is to offer youth a way to experience the life of Jesus by walking in his footsteps. It is an opportunity for enrichment and learning.