Youth Christian Formation

St. Francis In-The-Fields has several opportunities for youth to be involved in the parish and growing their personal understanding of their faith.


Child Care

 Child Care is available for young children during the 10 a.m. service on most Sundays.  Younger Godly Play students may also go to child care (escorted by their parents or Sunday School teacher) when their classes end at 10:30 a.m.  

St. Francis-in-the-Fields has a qualified nursery care provider who is in the nursery each week. Our nursery care provider is supported by volunteers, so there are always at least two caregivers in the nursery.  We ask families with child care needs to sign up for shifts as occasional caregivers. Email for more information.


Sunday School

An age-appropriate place for children 1st through 3rd grade to experience their faith during the 10:00am Holy Eucharist on Sundays during the program year, August to May. Once a month we have a Children and Youth Sunday, where the children and youth of the parish serve as the assistants in the Holy Eucharist and there is a special children message sermon. 

Ages: Kindergarten to Grade 4. 

  • 1/6/19 - Christmas Break

  • 1/13/19 - Epiphany is the Feast of Lights

  • 1/20/19 - MLK Jr. Weekend, no Sunday School

  • 1/27/19 - Jesus is baptized, Baptismal promises

  • 2/3/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 2/10/19 - Apostles baptized people

  • 2/17/18 - Presidents’ Day weekend, no Sunday School

  • 2/23/19 - Outreach Event and Pasta Dinner at 5pm

  • 2/24/19 - The church is a family of faith

  • 3/3/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 3/10/19 - God forgives us

  • 3/17/19 - Peter preached the Good News; Dorcus

  • 3/14/19 - Jesus washing a friend’s feet

  • 3/31/19 - Spring Break

  • 4/7/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 4/14/19 - Palm Sunday, Jesus died and was buried

  • 4/21/19 - Easter and Egg Hunt

  • 4/28/19 - Jesus is alive

  • 5/5/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 5/12/19 - Barnabas; John Mark

  • 5/19/19 - Pentecost is a Festival


Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)  

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Youth of the Parish gather to learn and share generously following the 10am Holy Eucharist.

Each meeting focuses on formation, with numerous service and fellowship opportunities throughout the year, including an annual lock-in, service projects, Fall and Spring Diocesan Youth Retreats, and a Game Night. Ages: Grade 4 and older.   

 
  • 1/6/19 - Theology: World Religions

  • 1/11/19 - Lock-In!

  • 1/13/19 - Cookies & Cocoa: church-wide sign-ups for 2019

  • 2/3/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 2/10/19 - Theology: World Religions

  • 2/23/19 - Outreach Pasta Dinner

  • 3/1/19 - Youth Retreat (MUST register with the Diocese by February 20th)

  • 3/3/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 3/10/19 - Book of Common Prayer

  • 3/17/19 - Book of Common Prayer

  • 3/24/19 - Book of Common Prayer

  • 4/7/19 - Children and Youth Sunday

  • 4/14/19 - New Testament

  • 4/28/19 - New Testament

  • 5/5/19 - Children and Youth Sunday, New Testament


Preparatory Classes 

We also offer instruction on a continuing basis for children to prepare them for communion. in addition, we provide classes for inquirers (those wishing to be baptized, confirmed or received) and for the incorporation of new members into the Episcopal Church. Note that membership in the parish requires baptism, attendance, and support, but not prior Confirmation or Reception. The schedules for these series are available in the bulletin and newsletter.  


Safety

We at St. Francis-in-the-Fields are honored to have the children and youth of our congregation entrusted to our care. Please know that the safety and well-being of your children is our highest priority. We work to provide safe spaces for play and learning, and we continuously look for ways to improve our programming. Everyone working with children and youth is required to have a background check and complete the "Safeguarding God's Children" on-line course.