Children & Youth

 

We would love to have your child join us for classes and special activities. Please fill out a registration form and either turn it in at the Christian Education table in Henry Hall or email your form to Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Christine Hoyle at christineh@saint-timothys.org

Sunday School Registration Form

Weekly Classes Available for the 2016-2017 School Year:

godlyplayGodly Play, Ages 3 – 2nd Grade
Sundays at 10:00 am, Room B1 (lower level)
Godly Play is a program of Christian Education that uses hands-on storytelling and wondering to introduce children to the Bible stories and church traditions. It is based on Montessori methods and developed by author, teacher and Episcopal priest, Jerome W. Berryman. It is offered throughout the United States within denominations as diverse and varied as Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Lutheran, and Presbyterian. St. Timothy’s began its Godly Play program with the construction of the classroom in 2009, and many of the materials are donated or made with loving care by our parishioners.

For more information about Godly Play, please visit www.godlyplay.org

Spark+, 3rd – 5th Grade
1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays at 10:00 am, Room A5
The Spark+ (Spark Plus) class uses the Spark rotation curriculum using different workshops such as art, drama, cooking, music and games that pair with each Bible story. Typically a single story is explored over several weeks. The third Sunday of the month Youth attend the entire church service with their families.

Christian Ed, 6th – 7th Grade
1st and 2nd Sunday of the month at 10:00 am, Room A6
Middle School Christian Education follows a one month cycle that includes the first two Sunday’s of instruction, the third Sunday the youth attend “Family Service” and the fourth Sunday a combined middle and high school class to plan and execute youth group activities (in the upper room). 

Christian Ed, 8th – 12th Grade
1st and 2nd Sunday of the month at 10:00 am, Upper Room (above Henry Hall)
High School Christian Educationfollows a one month cycle that includes the first two Sunday’s of instruction, the third Sunday the youth attend “Family Service” and the fourth Sunday a combined middle and high school class to plan and execute youth group activities (in the upper room). 

Confirmation and Eucharist Classes
Children in third and fourth grades may participate in the Eucharist class, usually held for 10 weeks in the Spring after Spark+. Confirmation classes for high school students are scheduled in anticipation of the Bishop’s visit, which usually occurs in early December.

sidebar-youthOur Youth Group welcomes all 6-12th graders. We seek to build a community in which people can share who they are with each other and experience Christ in their midst. Gatherings provide opportunities for fellowship, service, and spiritual growth. Members work with adult coordinators to plan fun events and to engage in meaningful service of others, including making bagged lunches for local homeless shelters, participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, assembling infant care kits for young mothers, and taking an annual mission trip to repair houses in Dungannon, Virginia (Appalachia).

We serve our parish community by annually hosting coffee hour, a children’s Halloween Party and an Easter Egg Hunt, and by setting up luminaria for Christmas Eve.  Each year, older youth come together for special classes to prepare for Confirmation and get to know God, the Bible, and each other better. Finally, we simply enjoy each other’s company at events like the ski trip, laser tag, bowling, cookouts, outdoor adventures, and other excursions.

Antietam Memorial Illumination

Each year the youth of St. Timothy’s participate in the setting out and lighting of 23,000 candles in Sharpsburg, Maryland, one for each soldier killed, wounded, or missing after the battle at Antietam. The Illumination occurs the first Saturday in December every year, and is free and open to the public. The five mile route by car through the battlefield is illuminated only by the candlelight.