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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 klucido@epiphanyseattle.org.

Sunday Morning Children & Youth Ministry

Guided Liturgy for Families

Sundays, 8:45 am | Great Hall

Concurrent to the 8:45 am service in the Church, is the Guided Liturgy for Families in the Great Hall. The service is open to all ages but is specifically designed for families with children 10 and under to teach our liturgy and facilitate conversation within and between families. The service is led by the people there, taking on duties such as usher, reader, liturgical minister, or acolyte. There is singing, processions, prayers, and preaching just like any other Episcopal service but also freedom and snacks. Families join the 8:45 am service in the Church to take communion. The hope is that by the time our young people find themselves as choristers or acolytes during the main service, they will know the Episcopal service by heart and have it as the guiding principle in their heart for a lifetime.

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 klucido@epiphanyseattle.org.

 

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.

Confirmation

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.

Guided Liturgy for Families Leader

Have you ever wanted to learn how to lead a church service? Have you ever wondered about preaching a sermon? We are inviting Middle and High School students to be leaders during GLF. This can look like a lot of things, so let’s be creative in creating services to help younger children learn the Episcopal liturgy. Reach out to Kelsey at klucido@epiphanyseattle.org if you want to learn more.