Messages from the Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Fall Children, Youth and Family Events are Starting Up!
Come to the September 8 Homecoming Potluck Luncheon not only for the great food and fellowship but also to sign up your children and youth for Godly Play, Sunday School and EYC – Episcopal Youth Community, our program for 6th-12th graders. A registration table will be out at the lunch, but if you cannot attend, don’t worry! You are encouraged to send your children to Godly Play, Sunday School, EYC and PreYC anytime whether they are registered or not. Godly Play and Sunday School will both begin on Sunday, September 15.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or 703-599-4597. For questions on PreYC, contact Rob Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 703-625-1236.