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Sunday School for all ages, from pre-school through high school, is offered throughout the school year. A nursery is available for babies and toddlers.
A Sunday school breakfast is available for all children, youth and adults for a recommended donation of $1 per person. It is a continental style breakfast open from 9:20 to 9:45 a.m.
Godly Play During 11am Service
St. Stephen values children’s attendance of regular worship. During the 11:00 worship service, children aged pre-school to 4th grade are invited to attend Godly Play during the period the sermon is preached.
Children gather during the gospel reading in the “mini” crossing then follow the adult leaders to the education building for a Godly Play Bible lessons. They return during the middle hymn of the service and continue to participate in prayers, offertory, communion and music.
Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. is our annual children and family service. The Children’s Choir sings and all children are invited to be a part of the nativity play in costume during the service. “Silent Night” is sung in candlelight at the end. Hot Chocolate and cookies are offered after the worship service.
Special Holiday Worship Services
Throughout the year, St. Stephen focuses on providing special holy worship services for children and families to help them understand the liturgical importance of Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and birth of Christ on Christmas Eve. It is our hope that children will learn to grasp the meaning of penitence, communion used in the Last Supper and birth of the messiah at these events.
Generally, Ash Wednesday is a designated Wednesday in February at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary followed by an all church dinner. A thematic gift is given to each child to help them remember the importance of Ash Wednesday
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday of Holy Week (between Palm Sunday and Easter), in March or April, at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary followed by a simple dinner. A thematic gift is given to each child to help children remember the importance of the Last Supper and its progression into communion.