Our children's programs include Godly Play, Sunday School, Children's Choir, and special events. Our hope is to introduce children to church life and establish a comfortable place for them become acquainted with Bible stories and being on a journey of getting to know God. During the Youth Service, held on the last Sunday of each month from September through May, the young people of St. Mary's serve as worship leaders during the 10:30 am service.
Our youth program is in the process of development through the Diocese of Newark. The Diocesan youth program is beginning a pilot program to gather teens from the same region for events that are both fun and service-oriented, including mission trips. Stay tuned as this program develops! Meanwhile, youth at St. Mary's are encouraged to participate in Outreach projects like Sole Hope and Project Thanks, to serve in ministries such as Children's Choir and acolytes, to help lead worship, and to explore their relationship with God through Sunday School and Confirmation classes.
Calling all students, educators, coaches, and school personnel! Bring your backpack/messenger bag/briefcase to the worship service today and receive a special blessing. Start the new school year off right!
In honor of St. Francis, we'll be holding a special service to bless our companion animals at the 10:30 am service. Pets must be on a leash or in a secure carrier; livestock will be blessed separately outside after the service. Everyone (and every creature) is welcome!