Family & Youth


Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

 

Christian Formation for children and youth is a vital part of our mission as a church. St. David’s Church recognizes the home as a primary place of faith formation and seeks to support spiritual growth within the family. We also provide opportunities for our children, youth, and their families to grow in the faith, deepen their sense of community, and make a difference in the world as part of the wider congregation. This is accomplished through worship, education/formation on Sundays and throughout the week, youth groups, choirs, outreach, and meaningful social engagement.

The success of our Family Ministries program is only made possible with volunteers. To get involved, please contact one of our Family Ministries staff members.

 

 

Sunday Children & Youth Formation

 

 There are several options for children and youth to worship and learn on Sundays. Children and youth of all ages are welcome to participate in services. Children, grades 5 and under, and parents are invited to view the Children’s Sermon during or after the 9:15 am service. Click here to access the live stream service.

Childcare (3 Months – 4 Years Old)

Begining September 12th
Childcare is provided during worship and other events that will benefit parents, including: fellowship activities, community groups, and other special events. On Sunday mornings, childcare is available from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm. Drop off and pick up is in the Childcare Nursery (Chapel lower level), where you will receive a beeper in the case you need to be reached.

Christian Formation (Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1): Godly Play

Sundays
} 10:30am
Undercroft

Join us Sunday mornings for Godly Play! Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that nurtures the spiritual lives of children through storytelling, wonder, and exploration of our sacred stories.

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Children’s Sermon (Grades 5 and Younger)

Children will leave during the Gospel hymn, and return at the Peace. We’ll be taking them outside to a tent set up by the undercroft so they can have a mask break! An age-appropriate sermon, hymn, and prayers will be shared. Although we don’t usually offer this in the summer, we’ve been apart for a long time and want to give the children a chance to gather and worship in a safe setting now that our diocesan protocols allow us to.

*** Please note that the Children’s Sermon will continue to be online as well ***

Christian Formation (Grades 2-5): SPARK!

Sundays
} 10:30am
Undercroft

Children from grades 2-5 are welcome to join us for a NEW curriculum called SPARK! SPARK is a lectionary-based curriculum crafted to explore the Bible and spark faith through hands-on and engaging activities, lessons, and prayers.

REGISTER

Christian Formation (Grades 6-12): Common Ground

Sundays
} 10:30am
Undercroft

Middle School and High School Education is a discussion time to explore real-life experiences of their week in relationship to the Bible and popular culture.

REGISTER

Confirmation (Grades 8 & 9)

Confirmation is a virtual program presented in five monthly sessions, each offered twice during the week. Its aim is faith formation in the family, and so parents are involved along with their children. It begins in September with an in-person gathering and ends in March with a bonfire and meal. Fellowship among participants will take place in the middle and Upper School Youth Groups. The kickoff event will be on September 25.

St. David’s Youth Groups

The EDGE Youth Group

Grades 4-5
Bi-monthly

As a first youth group experience for tweens, the Edge builds community beyond the Sunday. Meets every other month, beginning in October.

Middle School Youth Group: L.I.T.E

Grades 6-8
Wednesdays
} 7:00pm-8:00pm

Light in the Earth (LITE) caters to students in grades six through eight. LITE meets every Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Youth Lounge, beginning in September. Program nights include games, fellowship, and learning, all in a lively atmosphere.

Middle School Youth Group Gatherings: L.O.L.

Grades 6-8
Monthly
} Varies

L.O.L stands for Live Out Loud, and these nights allow for students to do just that! Students in grades six to eight are invited to spend time in community with each other while hanging off-campus to bowling, putt-putt, and more. L.O.L. Nights will happen once every month starting in September.

High School Youth Group: Refresh

Grades 9-12
Sundays
} 6:00pm-7:30pm

Refresh is a time where highs school students can come together to learn how to lean into God to refresh our minds and souls in our day-to-day lives. We meet weekly for fellowship on Sundays from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Youth Lounge and other events throughout the fall and spring.

Living Our Faith

High School Breakfast

Grades 9-12
2nd + 4th Fridays
} 6:00am

Students in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to join us on the second and fourth Fridays each month at 6:00am for fellowship and breakfast at Minella’s Diner in Wayne – our treat! Questions? Contact Camryn Corbin.

Youth Feeding Ministry

1st Sunday of Each Month

A feeding ministry that prepares and serves breakfast to area residents at St. Augustine in Norristown. Previously known as “Hip Hop Hippo,” this ministry meets the first Sunday of each month.

Acolytes

Grades 5-12
Sundays

Becoming an acolyte at St. David’s is a wonderful way for our young people to grow in their faith and assist in worship. They typically serve about one Sunday a month in a variety of roles, from carrying the processional cross to holding torches. Our acolytes love to be part of the service and we accept new members at any time of the year.

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