Family & Youth


“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

Christian Formation for our children and youth is one of the most important ways we live into our mission as a church. St. David’s seeks to provide a variety of developmentally appropriate ways for our children, youth and their families to grow in their faith and make a difference in the world. This is accomplished in a number of different programs including: infants in the nursery, children and youth in Sunday morning education, weekly youth ministry activities, as well as outreach and service work in the broader community and the world.

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 Education

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)

Temporarily suspended during the pandemic.
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.

Primary Education (Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1)

Join us Sunday mornings for a prerecorded Godly Play Lesson. Visit the Livestream Service to find the link to view during or after the service. Education is Wednesdays at 4:30 PM over Zoom, offered jointly with the Children’s Choir Programs. Please click here to register. Registration is required in order to have the necessary materials to participate fully, but registrations are welcome at any time.

Children’s Sermon (Grades 5 and Younger)

From September through May, during the 9:15 am service, children may access the prerecorded Children’s Sermon. Visit the Livestream Service to find the link.

Elementary Education (Grades 2-5)

Wednesdays at 4:30 PM over Zoom, offered jointly with the Children’s Choir Programs, as well as two DIY options for families to do at their convenience. Please click here to register. Registration is required in order to have the necessary materials to participate fully and are welcome at any time.

Middle School Education (Grades 6-7)

Sundays at 10:30 AM over Zoom. Registration is strongly encouraged.The Sunday School program for this age engages Biblical narrative using storytelling (video), creative reflection and communal conversation.

High School Education (Grades 9-12)

High School Education has been suspended during the time of COVID. Check back for more information on what may be possible in 2021-2022.

Confirmation (Grade 8)

Confirmation has been suspended during the time of COVID. Check back for more information on what may be possible in 2021-2022.
Confirmation is the beginning of the spiritual journey to adult membership for our youth in the Episcopal Church. At St. David’s, it is a time marked by deep exploration of the faith and how they can personally live into the mission of the church. The Confirmation journey consists of four components: Instruction, Mentoring, Worship, and Outreach. This year a new curriculum is being implemented, called Confirm, not Conform. Parents will have opportunity to learn about this curriculum at the Wine and Cheese Event on September 15.

  • Instruction – After the 9:15 a.m. worship service in the Undercroft
  • Worship – Confirmands will attend worship and participate in designated services on November 27, 2019 and February 23, 2020.
  • Confirmands will meet with one of St. David’s clergy at the end of their confirmation journey to share their experience.
  • Outreach – Confirmands will have the opportunity to work cooperatively on local outreach projects over the course of the year.
  • Mentors – Each student will be given a mentor to be his/her companion for the journey. Mentors will be active members of St. David’s. Families will be contacted in August for suggestions of possible mentors, and those preferences will be taken into consideration when assignments are made.

Children’s Sermons

St. David’s children’s sermons are available at anytime on Sunday on the Live Stream page of our website. These sermons, led by a different priest each week, highlight a story from the Bible in an easy and fun way for kids to understand. It is our goal that every child who participates in our ministry grows to have an accurate understanding of the gospel and to know where they stand in reference to Jesus.

Sunday, May 2nd
The Rev. Frank Allen
Sunday, April 25th
The Rev. Elizabeth Colton
Sunday, April 18th
The Rev. Maurice Dyer

St. David’s Youth Groups

The EDGE Youth Group

Grades 4-5
Bi-monthly

Suspended during the pandemic.

Middle School Youth Group

Grades 6-8
Wednesdays
} 6:30pm-7:00pm

Weekly meeting over Zoom; small gatherings will take place as guidelines permit.
Youth in grade six through eight are welcome to join the Middle School Youth Group every Wednesday evening in the youth lounge (Chapel Lower Level). During our regular meetings, we play games, share our faith, and build community. We also have several outings throughout the year. In the past, trips have included: Roller Skating, Apple Picking, Beach Trips, and much more!

High School Youth Group

Grades 9-12
Sundays
} 7:00pm-8:30pm

The pandemic has changed much about the way we live, but not our need to worship God and for social interaction. In high school youth group, once a month (as permitted) we come together outside usually around a bonfire in the safest way possible for fellowship and prayer. This last year we had several very successful activities, and we hope to be able to have several more this year. Be on the lookout for details about the next time we will meet up!

Growing in 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!

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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