Christian Living at Home

Resources for Kids and Families


Maria Leal, Director of Children’s Education, has found many useful Christian materials and websites for you and your family during this time. These are all trusted sites and materials that St. David’s has used or currently uses in Sunday School settings on a regular basis.
Yoga Class with Amy Dolan
from Yoga with Spirit | This video was produced by The Hive
Five Beginner at Home Workouts with Endre Wotthoeft
from TruGrit Fitness
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics, and chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales talk about the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.

LISTEN HERE

Daily Activities with St. David’s Episcopal Day School Teachers
In an effort to maintain a sense of community, St. David’s Episcopal Day School has created a private YouTube Channel. On this channel, teachers will share lessons, messages for students, and book readings.

WATCH HERE

Keeping Faith at Home with Children
A curated list (which will be updated regularly – so you may want to bookmark this) of ways to help parents, children, and youth focus on the reality that God is with us – no matter what.

READ HERE

‘Empowering Courageous Kids’ Weekly Lessons
Access weekly Empowering Courageous Kids lessons below! Each weekly lesson includes an overview, a video of the lesson taught by one of Group’s expert children’s ministry leaders and a lesson script.

Week 2: Jesus’ Power Calms Our Worries

READ HERE

Illustrated Ministry Free Resources
Illustrated Ministry is supporting local congregations and families, as we all work to flatten the curve amid a COVID-19 pandemic, by providing free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages. These resources will be emailed every Friday for you to use throughout the week.
DOWNLOAD HERE
Easter Coloring Pages
See below for a collection of free Easter coloring pages for kids of all ages to color. Simply click the link to download the six pages and print them out.
DOWNLOAD HERE

Encouragement from the St. David’s Clergy


The past few weeks have been a struggle for many in our community. The clergy of St. David’s will be offering daily encouraging videos to help with this very difficult time.
The Rev. Elizabeth Colton
The Rev. Maurice Dyer
The Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers
The Rev. Bill Wood
The Rev. Frank Allen
The Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers
The Rev. Maurice Dyer
The Rev. Elizabeth Colton
The Rev. Ed Shiley
The Rev. Frank Allen
The Rev. Bill Wood
The Rev. Sandy McCurdy
Spiritual Gifts Survey
This workbook is an attempt to deepen your understanding of Christ’s call on your life and the gifts that come from God through the Holy Spirit. Over the course of your study, you will have an opportunity to learn or remember how the Holy Spirit moves in the lives of people like you and me. We will consider how that presence and power can help you in your Christian walk and in your ministry in your church and in the world.
READ HERE

Virtual Small Groups for Adults

Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays
} 11:00am

Join for a small group in-depth study and discussion on the passages of the day. No preparation necessary and you do not have to commit for the whole year.

Join: https://zs.zoom.us/j/535471059
Meeting ID: 535-471-059

Rector’s Bible Study

Tuesdays
} 6:30am

The Rev. W. Frank Allen leads this study which meets year round.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/501627107
Meeting ID: 501-627-107

Mothers and Their Children (MATCH) Support Group

Wednesdays & Sundays
} 8:30pm

Any mothers who have children at home are welcome to join a supportive group for conversation, camaraderie, laughter, ideas, and support. Not necessary to join twice weekly, but MATCH is offering two times to fit people’s schedules.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/282997973
Meeting ID: 910 788 468

Mindfulness Virtual Meditation Class

Sundays, 7:00pm | Tuesdays, 9:00am | Wednesdays, 12:30pm | Thursdays, 1:00pm | Fridays, 9:00am

Our time together will consist of quiet/centering time, a short talk on what to expect during the guided meditation, the actual guided meditation followed by a time for open inquiry or sharing.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/2032535369
Meeting ID: 203-253-5369

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays
} 9:30am

All women are invited to join this group as we study a book of the Bible together, grow in our relationship with God and one another, and support one another through prayer and community.
Join: https://zoom.us/j/622715366
Meeting ID: 622-715-366
Read: Luke 7:1-17

White Fragility Book Discussion

3rd Thursdays
} 3:00pm

This discussion on the book ‘White Fragility’ by Robin DiAngelo will provide opportunities to discuss one of the most difficult issues in America today, why it’s so hard to talk about and will hopefully help us develop tools to honor God’s Word…that we are ALL God’s children.
Join: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/441533575
Meeting ID: 441-533-575

Centering Prayer with Buff Barnes

Monday, 7:00pm | Wednesdays, 8:15am

Centering prayer is a prayer of consent that draws one into the presence of God. We gather twice a week to share the silence of centering prayer. After an opening reading, we have 20 minutes of silence and close our time by saying the Lord’s Prayer together. If you are new to this prayer practice, we will provide instruction. All are welcome to join us!
Join Monday: https://zoom.us/j/491612264
Meeting ID: 491-612-264
Join Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/368090866
Meeting ID: 368-090-866

Men’s Bible Study

Fridays
} 7:00am

The Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship Bible Study provides a small group setting as a catalyst for spiritual growth and fellowship among the men of St David’s. Our goal is to promote an environment where both lifelong Christians and brand new Christians can ask questions, get answers, make friends and increase in their knowledge and love of Christ.

Dial-In Number: 1-425-436-6260
Access Code: 569 8724

Beyond the Book Small Group

Wednesday, April 1st
} 7:00pm

All women of St. David’s are invited to join the Rev. Emily Zimbrick-Rogers for support, spiritual discussion, prayer and fellowship in this once-a-month reading and discussion group. Please read the second half of Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved, starting at page 85 to the end.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/433620659
Meeting ID: 433-620-659

Virtual Small Groups for Youth

Middle School Youth Group & Youth Choir

Wednesdays
} 5:00pm

Youth in grade six through eight are welcome to join the Middle School Youth Group every Wednesday evening. During our regular meetings, we play games, share our faith, and build community.

Join: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/206848134?pwd=czNNL0lWaHpzZUY3RE5lemVFVHpqZz09

High School Youth Group

Sundays
} 7:00pm

In High School Youth Group, we discuss the issues facing students and how God is at work in our day-to-day lives.
Join: https://zoom.us/j/637366456
Meeting ID: 637-366-456

St. David’s Worship Service Live Stream


Evening Prayer Service: Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Sunday Morning Worship: Sundays, 9:15am

How We Support Others

St. John’s Feeding Ministry
The St. John Feeding Ministry has moved away from casseroles, and are making sandwich based meals that are being handed out to upwards of 150 people on Wednesdays. To get involved, contact the Rev. Maurice Dyer for more information.
Contact: Maurice Dyer | mdyer@stdavidschurch.org
Philadelphia Cathedral Food Pantry
The Philadelphia Cathedral is collecting non-perishable items such as tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly in plastic jars, hot or cold cereal, and crackers. If able, please drop off donations in font of the Chapel on the Narthex porch.
Contact: Maurice Dyer | mdyer@stdavidschurch.org
Project Ensonga
The Project Ensonga Sewing Ministry is in need of volunteers to help sew reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in Uganda. They could also use Jo-Ann Fabrics gift cards, underwear, and washcloth donations. Click here to donate online.
Contact: Leslie Roy | lroy456@comcast.net
St. Mary’s Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Chester, PA is in need of canned food items and toiletries for the needy in the area. If able, please drop off donations in the front of the Chapel on the Narthex Porch.
Contact: Ned Miller | nmiller@3rdactsales.com
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
IHN is in need of monetary donations to cover utilities and operations while homeless families shelter in place at the IHN Day Care Center in Norritown. If able, please mail donations to: IHN-ML, 1449 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401 or online by clicking here.
Contact: Cindy McCallum | cr4mccallum@gmail.com

How We Can Support Ourselves

PA Department of Drug & Alcohol: COVID-19 Virtual Recovery Resources
Click here >
Online Recovery Support Groups: Virtual Recovery Support Information
Click here >
SE Pennsylvania, PRO-ACT: PRO-A for Southeastern PA
Click here >
Addiction Policy Forum App: Smartphone App to Help with Recovery
Click here >
PA Department of Drug & Alcohol: Facebook Page with Support Links
Click here >
Faces and Voices of Recovery: Helping Eliminate the Stigma of Recovery
Click here >
Western PA Message Carriers: Advocacy and Recovery-Related Services
Click here >
Adult Children of Alcoholics: Online and Telephone Meetings
Click here >
SAMHSA Links: Multiple Helpful Links
Click here >
PRO-A: Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
Click here >
RASE Project: A Voice for the Anonymous Recovering Population.
Click here >
Al-Anon: Electronic and Phone Meetings for Al-Anon Families
Click here >
We are a church on a mission to know God in Jesus Christ and make Christ known to others.