St. Timothy’s has long history of meaningful youth ministry. Our hope is to create safe spaces and relationships that lead to honest discussions about what life really feels like for students in grades 6-12, pivotal experiences where we encounter others and ourselves in transformative moments, opportunities to laugh and play because life should be fun, and a way to create and strengthen a faith life that helps to make it all make sense.
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Jesus in John 10 verse 10.
All children and youth need to have a Universal Permission Form on file to participate in any St. Timothy's event.
Questions? Contact Martha Whitesides, Director of Christian Formation [email protected].
2022-2023 Schedule and Information
First Sundays: Families First
All ages formation (9-10am) and worship (10:15-11:15am). All are welcome to join in to this cross generational morning of learning, fellowship, and worship. Activities in formation are designed for group collaboration. Worship is led especially by young people and is a shorter version of the Episcopal liturgy of Holy Eucharist.
Second and Fourth Sundays
9-10am Story Time (K-2nd) and Faith Builders (3rd-5th)
Story Time is designed for Kindergarten through second graders to experience the love of God and our church family through story, learning and playing. A small snack is provided. Meet in the Education 8 room before break out groups.
Faith Builders is an activity-based deep dive into building our faith through relationships with God, self, and others for third through fifth graders. A small snack is provided. Meet in the Education 8 room before break out groups.
5-6:30pm Episcopal Youth Community (EYC, 6th-12th)
Episcopal Youth Community is a safe space for middle and high school students to explore, create, and learn together in a meaningful faith community. We will gather in the Multi Purpose Building from 5-6pm, and transition to the Parish Hall for dinner 6-6:30pm.
9-10am Reach (K-12th)
Reach is an opportunity to highlight inreach and outreach ministries of St. Timothy’s, learning about and contributing to their work. We will host guest speakers and complete hands on activities to learn about reaching our neighbors inside and outside of the church walls. Meet in the Chapel.
9-10am fellowship hour for all
There are four of these Sundays each year, and we want to utilize them to spend time with our parish family! Location TBA.
community. relationship. engagement. wonder. A space for 4th and 5th graders to explore their faith and bridge children’s and youth ministry through active games and activities.
Every Sunday during worship
Pew bags: a tool (for all ages!) to engage further into our worship liturgy, found as you enter the church hanging on wooden posts
JJ’s rug: named in honor of Rev. John’s grandmother, who made the rug, this area is open for little ones and their parents who might need some space in the service, though know a joyful noise is welcome in any part of the church! The blue and white rug will be set up in the Narthex with a few play items and books. Parents, please stay with your children in this space... the sound from the service is on in that room!
CHIPS: children’s homily in place of sermon, younger children are invited to the Meeting Room during the sermon and prayers for a story and activity, and will return to the church at the Peace. Parents are welcome to join or can stay to listen to the sermon. Children will earn "chips" through attendance to put towards exciting prizes! This is designed for children ages 4-7.
Acolytes: assisting in leading the worship service through the processional, offering, and more. Generally this opportunity is available starting in the 4th grade, contact Susan Holmes or the church office [email protected] for more information.