Children & Youth
Children are a very important part of our community and we try to make our worship as family-friendly as we can. We love the energy and vitality of our youngest members. God put a beautiful curiosity and wiggle in children that we feel should not be discouraged in God’s house. We encourage families with young children to sit toward the front where it is easier to see and hear. We hope they will feel free to sing hymns, pray, and voice the responses. And don’t hesitate to quietly explain parts of the service as needed. Children learn about worship by copying you. If you need to get up and move around because your child is restless, please feel free to do so, but please come back. There are many additional ways children, youth and their families are welcomed at this parish, some of which are listed below.
Our nursery is available for children up to age three during the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, in dedicated spaces convenient to Zabriskie and Immanuel Chapels. Supervised by Gilma Balcarcel, a parishioner and paid staff member with over 15 years of experience, our nursery provides a clean, safe and nurturing environment for children.
EYC, the Episcopal Youth Community, is the youth group that engages 6th through 12th graders. Service, fellowship, and fun are at the heart of their activities. We have a robust and diverse calendar with events scheduled every month. In addition, we have a monthly Breakfast Club featuring youth chefs and guest speakers. All youth are invited to join us at any point through out the year.
Messages from the Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
THE Heifer Fair IS Coming! All children and youth of Immanuel are invited to join us on Sunday April 8 to help create these models in the Sunday School classrooms...
EYC Updates & Calendar
On SATURDAY, April 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. the EYC will be hosting its third annual BBQ, in the Zabriskie Chapel Gardens and Parish Hall (3606 Seminary Road). Rain or shine we will gather for an evening of sharing a meal, playing games, socializing, and enjoying live music. The EYC will be providing home-cooked BBQ, hot dogs, vegetarian options, various side dishes, and an array of kid-friendly beverages. Coolers with ice will be available for any additional beverages you wish to bring. All donations received during dinner will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds will go towards helping the outreach and the ministries of the EYC. Additional BBQ will be available for purchase $ 12 for one or 2 for $ 20 - Cash and checks accepted. Everyone is welcome to come – so bring a neighbor, bring a friend. We hope to see you there. If you have an interest or plan on helping to cook the BBQ on Friday April 13, please contact John Hogg Director of Children Youth and Family Ministries Jhogg@icoh.net