Youth

Youth & Children

Our education program serves the needs of all ages with programs and events that emphasize the importance of ongoing Christian formation.

Children

Crib Room and Nursery -  The well equiped crib room and nursery is open on Sunday from 7:45 am to 12:30 am for infants and toddlers through age three. Daniela Diko is the nursery attendant.

St. David's Church School - Meets Sundays following the 10:00am service.  Children aged three through eleven meet with a regular staff of teachers using the Lectionary based Episcopal curriculum Living the Good News with studies that challenge and stimulate. 

A special program within our church school, for children aged three through seven, is Godly PlayIt is an imaginative, Montessori approach to spiritual development that nourishes and guides young children in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. Children join their parents for the Eucharist.

Summer Sunday School
Summer Sunday School is an activity and teaching program held on Sunday mornings for children through grade 2. Children go directly to their classes at 10am and then rejoin their parents in the pews at the Offertory of the Eucharist.

Rite 13
Middle School youth meet during the Sunday School hour in a 2 year program developed to build self-esteem, gain tools for decision making, and build faith and trust in the context of the Christian community and common prayer as these youth transition from child to adult.

This program includes a celebration of Manhood and Womanhood, called the Rite-13 Ceremony, loosely modeled on the Jewish bar mitzvah.

Journey to Adulthood (J2A)
Youth ages 13 through 16 meet during the Sunday School hour in a continuation of the Rite 13 program.

Their curriculum, which is divided into four semesters of study (Self, Society, Sexuality, and Spirituality), teaches life skills in preparation for adulthood and prepares these young people for confirmation. This two-year program culminates in a pilgrimage.

Christian Service Brigade (CSB)
Do you long for adventure, excitement, good friends and the opportunity to learn new skills – the answer is Christian Service Brigade (CSB to its friends).

St. David’s action packed boy’s group will begin its weekly meetings at 7 PM on Monday, September 11th (meetings end at 8:30 PM). There will be many opportunities for fun and fellowship, including spirited games, participation in new activities, applying God’s principles to real life situations and friendship with a great group of guys who are looking forward to your joining them. Bring your friends; any boy from 9 to 18+ is welcome to join us for the meetings and/or the outings.

CSB ministers to the needs of youth in an action filled environment.  Activities include camping, canoeing, rock climbing, target shooting, snowboarding, gym overnights, x-country skiing, sledding, backpacking, and flying. 

Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm.  The meetings include a variety of activities as well as a time for spiritual reflection, personal growth, friendships, and applying God's principles to real life situations.  Membership is for boys ages 9 through 18+. Parish youth are also invited to bring their friends to be a part of this program.

Vacation Bible School
Each summer, St. David's conducts a Vacation Bible School program in June or August for five days.

We have an exciting program planned each year! You and your friends don't want to miss out on the fun each year.

Each session begins at 5:30 pm for a simple dinner before we start the evening activities. Children then assemble in church for a short skit, video, and singing. Following assembly time, students rotate through different activity centers including recreation, spectacular science, scripture, and crafts. Each session ends at 8pm.