Education - Children
Godly Play Children’s Ministry
Ministry to children beyond Nursery age at the Parish of St. Mary the Virgin centers on the Godly Play method and is intended to allow children to discover God in a way that is appropriate for them. Developed over the past 30 years, the Godly Play program is directly inspired by the Montessori approach to education and believes that children learn through all of their senses and not only through sight and sound. There is a rich, interactive learning environment designed to provide both the children and their parents with a deep experience of God.
This distinctive ministry to children is held most Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. Service. Godly Play helps children become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. It’s about understanding how each of the stories of God’s people connects with the child’s own experience and relationship with God.
A fully equipped children's corner – located in the back of the church, is available for infants, toddlers, and children during all services. Parental supervision is necessary – but don't worry about missing the church service because this Children's Corner is inside our worship space.
Church Lads Brigade (CLB) St. Mary's Company 911
The Church Lad's Brigade is an organization for young people. Its objective is "to extend the Kingdom of Christ among lads and girls". Throughout the world young people and children are continuing to enjoy fun, faith and fellowship and through the Brigade be better equipped to cope with the demands that society places upon them. We encourage young people and children to explore their spirituality and respond to the Christian faith, and to develop their moral values and a respect for the environment.
The CLB is divided into five age groups:
- - Officers - ages 19+
- - Senior Corps (SC) - grade 7 - 12
- - Junior Training Corps (JTC) - grades 4-6
- - Young Training Corps (YTC) - grades 2 and 3
- - Little Training Corps (LTC) - grades K and 1
The CLB is open to all youth, male and female, of any denomination. To join please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass along your request for information to our Company Commanding Officer.