Messages from the Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Schedule Changes for the Month of January:
In January we will have combined services at 10:30 am. This requires some adjustment to our offerings for children.
On January 5, Sunday School will meet after the 10:30 Children's Eucharist (11:45 a.m.) in Zabriskie classrooms. No Godly Play.
On January 12,19 and 26 children will meet in the Immanuel Chapel parlor at 10:25 for combined Godly Play and Sunday School.
Since January 19 is Family Night, Sunday School will meet in the Parish Hall that evening. Questions? Ask Sarah Glassco (703-216-5179), or Linda Serabian (703-303-8946).
Read about Children, Youth and Family Events:
Godly Play is a program of Biblical storytelling and worship designed especially for children. At Immanuel, we invite children aged 3-7 years to attend. It takes place during the 9 am Zabriskie Chapel Eucharist, in the Godly Play room on the basement level (follow the signs) under the parish hall. Drop your children off 5 minutes before the service starts. The program lasts until the time during the exchanging of the Peace, when you pick up your children and bring them back to take Communion and finish the service with you. (Godly Play does not take place on the 1st Sunday of the month so all children can be present for the Children’s Eucharist during the 9 am service.)
Sunday School for pre-K through 5th grade children also begins on Sept 15, the third Sunday of the month, which is our Family Night. As part of Family Night, Sunday School takes place in the evening beginning with dinner at 5:30 in the Zabriskie Parish Hall with Sunday School and a separate parents program starting at 6:30. The evening wraps up about 7:30. On all other Sundays, Sunday School takes place at 10:15 at the conclusion of the 9 am service in the basement level underneath the parish hall.
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 multiple events scheduled each month, including Breakfast Clubs for both junior and senior high groups featuring youth chefs and guest speakers.
PreYC, for 4th and 5th graders, provides fun outings for this age group on the 3rd Sundays of the month. Adult leaders meet youth in the Zabriskie parking lot at 2 pm and return with them by 5 in time for Family Night. PreYC will begin this fall on October 20.
We can’t wait to see your kids!
Questions on Godly Play? Email Sarah Glassco at email@example.com, or call her at 703-216-5179(cell) or 703-823-1214.
Questions on Sunday School? Contact Linda Serabian at Serabian@somaarchitects.com or cell 703-303-8946.
For questions on EYC contact Carrie Cuddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-599-4597. For questions on PreYC, contact Rob Johnson at email@example.com.
For family night questions and questions on overall Children, Youth and Family programs, contact Vestry Steward for Children, Youth and Families, Hartley Hobson Wensing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-625-1236.