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.

Join Us for VBS and Music Camp!

June 27 – July 1
} VBS: 9am-12pm | Music Camp: 12pm-3pm

Join us for a fun week of learning and practicing our faith! Walk in Jesus’ footsteps in VBS and perform in a musical about Jonah in Music Camp! Open to Pre-K (4 year olds) through 5th Graders.

Register Here!

We’re also looking for youth and adults excited to help lead a safe, fun, and faith-filled week for our children at Vacation Bible School and Music Camp! Youth serving will earn a discount on the Youth Mission Trip! Volunteer here! 

Sunday Children & Youth Formation

September 12, 2021 – May 22, 2022

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 attend the Children’s Sermon during the 9:15am service. We also have Family Worship geared toward children up to age five and those who worship with them. Click here to access the worship livestream.

Childcare (3 Months to 4 Years Old)

Sundays
} 8:30am-12:15pm
Nursery

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 8:30am to 12:15pm. 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.

Children’s Sermon (Grades 5 and Younger)

Sundays
} 9:15am worship

Children will leave during the Gospel hymn, and return at the Peace. An age-appropriate sermon, hymn, and prayers will be shared. The children’s sermon is held downstairs in the Choir Room, in the Undercroft (lower level) of the Chapel building.

Godly Play (Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1)

Sundays
} 10:30am
Godly Play 1

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. (Godly Play Room 1 is on the Lower Level of the Chapel)

REGISTER

SPARK! (Grades 2-5)

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. (The Undercroft is on the Lower Level of the Chapel)

REGISTER

Common Ground (Grades 6-12)

Sundays
} 10:30am
Youth Lounge

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. (The Youth Lounge is on the Lower Level of the Chapel)

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.

Registration for 2021-2022 is closed.

St. David’s Youth Fellowship Groups

The EDGE 4th & 5th Grade Group

Grades 4-5
Bi-monthly

Over for spring of 2022. Returns in September 2022.

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

Middle School & High School Youth Group

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

Over for spring of 2022. Returns in September 2022.

Middle School & High School students have the opportunity to come together and learn how to lean into God to refresh our minds and souls in our day-to-day lives. The group meets 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

2022 Youth Mission Trip: July 3-8

Open to Rising 9th Graders through Graduating Seniors! Wear an explorer’s hat while using your servant’s muscles! With time dedicated to venturing in the forests, mountains, and canyons, you can breathe free and enjoy the beauty of creation. Serving in the communities of Appalachia provides opportunities to understand poverty and the need for environmental stewardship.

Youth Feeding Ministry

1st Sunday of Each Month
} 6:30am

A feeding ministry that prepares and serves breakfast to area residents at St. John’s in Norristown. 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.

Choirs

Age 4-Grade 12
Wednesday rehearsals, Sunday singing

The music programs at St. David’s offer opportunities for children and youth to become involved in the life of our parish through music. Through participation in our choir program, singers and ringers have the opportunity to grow in their faith, develop musical skills, work together in a group setting and provide musical leadership for the congregation. The choirs all rehearse weekly, lead worship on a regular basis, and participate in special services throughout the year.

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