We are dedicated to embracing our youth and providing space and guidance as they begin their journey while experiencing God’s love for them through the way of Jesus Christ. As a welcoming community, our children are nurtured through the life of Jesus and his teachings as a foundation for their faith. This foundation, rooted in Christianity, is a spiritual gift with which they can use as they go forward into the community and beyond to use their hands to do God’s work. Through our shared campus, our joint church school programming with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church enriches and strengthens the understanding of interfaith relationships.
*Our church school currently program meets virtually every first and third Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM on Zoom.
If you are interested in receiving packets with materials for our Church School time together – including supplemental family discussion prompts for alternative weeks – please email Julie Fowler.
4th Grade Bibles
Each year, all fourth grade students are invited into a special Church School experience to learn more about the Bible. Upon completion of this four-week class in celebration and recognition of their increasing maturity and readiness to read God’s Word on their own with understanding, they will receive their own Bible in a special service surrounded by their parish family.
When we meet in person again, we plan to continue our Nursery. Every Sunday of the year, children up to three years old are provided a safe, warm, and welcoming environment under the care of our two nursery directors.
Summer Church School
Every Sunday throughout the summer, there is a combined grade Church School class for all children up through 5th grade. Nursery care is also provided for children up through 3 years old.
There is a strong emphasis in our curriculum for encouraging our children to be givers and to serve others both within our church communities and in the larger world.
In the fall and in the spring, each class makes small individualized gifts of food or crafts which are then gathered together from all the classes into “Give A Smile” gift bags. These gift bags are then delivered by Church School families to 20 people within our two churches to let them know that we are thinking of them and giving them a smile.
Every year, a Sunday or two before Christmas, children of all ages are invited to participate in the Annual Christmas Pageant.
*In lieu of an in-person pageant during the 2020 Christmas season, WPC and St. Matthew’s will be offering a community-wide youth and family Christmas event as an opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus and feel the spirit of the season.