At St. Mary Magdalene we welcome children of all ages for worship, and we welcome them to be members of the church. Sharing our worship with children and youth strengthens all of our relationships with God. We also offer a variety of activities for children if you so choose.
The nursery is available with trained staff to care for your infant or young child during the 10am Sunday service. Parents may take children to the nursery any time before or during the service as needed. During other services, parents are also welcome to use the nursery.
We offer Godly Play as an introduction to faith for children aged pre-K through 5th grade. During the 10am Sunday service children will head to their classroom after the Children's Homily in the sanctuary. A staff of trained volunteers will introduce a new story each week.
This Week in Children's Ministry
- The fall program begins on September 17.
- Children are always welcome at all services.
- Godly Play Workshop
Godly Play Training Saturday, September 16th from 9am to 12pm. Please join Dennis, Julia, and Sue for a thoughtful and fun Godly Play refresher workshop for all current and new volunteers! Light breakfast and snack will be provided. Please RSVP to this event via Sue Crowley. There will be an additional one hour training offered at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 19, for those unable to make the Saturday workshop.
- Acolyte Training
Calling all Acolytes! Acolytes are essential participants to worship. If you are a currently an acolyte or interested in learning about acolyte please attend a training after church with Fr. Bruce on Sunday, September 17th! Acolytes are members of the congregation who assist the priest with worship. Any children who are eight years or older are eligible to become acolytes. We believe this ministry strengthens their understanding of worship and helps them become active members of the congregation. The priest will see that they receive proper instruction and are placed on a rotating list to serve.
Download PDF: SMM Policies for Ministries with Children or Youth