The spiritual life of children is of great importance to the family of Saint Timothy’s. We believe that one’s life in Christ begins at baptism and, if the faith journey is well nurtured in childhood, it will continue to grow in richness and depth into adulthood. Therefore, we are especially committed to the spiritual development of our youngest members and — as a community of faith — seek to fulfill our promise to help them grow into the full stature of Christ.
Episcopal worship is comprised of two parts: the Liturgy of the Word (scripture, sermon, prayers, etc.) and the Liturgy of the Table (Holy Communion). The Children’s Liturgy of the Word includes the telling of Holy Scripture (in a story format), prayers written by the children, and an exchange of the peace. Music is also an important part of our worship, as we learn and express our faith through song. The service is intended to be highly interactive. Children are given a variety of ways and places to participate and serve in the worship service.
We know that our congregation understands that many families want to worship together, and so children are of course always welcome with their families at any St. Timothy’s Liturgy. We have a Children’s Corner in the back of our church, where soft books, quiet toys, and a worksheet containing the Sunday’s message are available for children who find it difficult to sit in the pew. We ask that one parent stay with children in the Children’s Corner.