Children

Childrens’ Ministries

 

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children; Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the examples of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.  –Book of Common Prayer


 

Birth – age three

Nursery Childcare Epiphany Episcopal Church BaltimoreOur clean, staffed nursery is available for infants through age three. Your little ones will be entertained and watched over carefully while you attend the worship service. You are always welcome to stay in the nursery with your child, if you prefer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday School

 

Ages three – second grade

Sunday School Epiphany Episcopal Church BaltimoreOur class from children from ages three through the end of second grade uses the Godly Play curriculum,. In a Godly Play class, the children hear stories of God’s people that connect with their own experiences and relationships with God. The children are then encouraged to ask “Wondering” questions that help to explore and strengthen their faith. Godly Play is based on the belief that children have an innate sense of the presence of God.

On the day this photo was taken, the children heard a story about how God was always with His people in the desert–Abram and Sarai, the enslaved Israelites in Egypt–and gave them strength and courage when they were tired, afraid, and hungry. The children then drew picture-stories about God helping people in hard times. One of the children drew a picture of people in a hurricane. Another drew a hungry mouse, looking for food in a dark place.

Godly Play is used in churches, classrooms, and hospitals around the world, by many Christian churches and denominations.

We’re known as a kid-friendly church, one where “wiggleworms” are welcome, and our Sunday School is no exception. We take the spiritual lives of children seriously, but we also want your kids to have fun while they’re with us! We’d love to meet you and your child. An usher can direct you to our classrooms on the lower level of the church.

 

Second Grade – Fifth Grade

Kids in Epiphany Episcopal Church Sunday School Family Friendly Baltimore Towson CockeysvilleOur class for children from ages third grade through fifth grade uses elements from Living the Good News curriculum, supplemented with other Christian education resources. On the day this photo was taken, the class was learning about the Bible and reading scripture. The children also recently participated in a used eyeglass donation drive for OneSight, an organization that provides eyeglasses and vision care to people around the world who would otherwise not be able to access eyeglasses or eye examinations.

 

For information on Sunday School for teens, visit our Youth Ministry at Epiphany (YME) page.

For more information about our Sunday School programs, please contact Kim Farrell. Our children are served a snack that includes fresh fruit, juice, and crackers at the beginning of Sunday School. Some of our kids have nut and/or peanut allergies, so we are very aware of allergy issues and make every attempt not to serve nut products in Sunday School. If your child has any food allergies, please inform us so that we can accomodate his or her dietary needs.

 


 

Childrens’ Choirs

 

Treble Choir

Ages 8-13

Our Treble Choir meets for practice on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:15 at church. Open to ages 8-13, the Treble Choir sings once a month in church and follows the “Voice for Life” training program of the Royal School of Church Music, which teaches choristers the basics of music reading, vocal production and an understanding of our faith and the rich heritage of the Episcopal tradition. For more information, contact our Choir Director, Mary Hamlin-Spencer. 410-252-4465, ext. 104.

Cherub Choir

Ages 7 and under

Our Cherub Choir, directed by Andrea Mangels, meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month for 20 minutes after church. The Choir sings in the Family Service on the last Sunday of the month. Open to children ages 2-7. For more information, contact Andrea Mangels.