Children Formation

St. Barnabas provides Church School from preschool through 12th Grade. We encourage our children and youth to be active participants in The Episcopal Church traditions, worship, and practices. Our mission is to develop a community of encouragement for our children and youth. 

 

Church School is held during the first part of the 10 a.m. Sunday Service, after which the children join their families for Holy Communion. After church, while parents enjoy coffee hour, the little ones are invited to the “Kidz Corner” in the Great Hall for games and play time.   All snacks and refreshments offered during our coffee hour are nut free!

 

During the 10am Service, we also have a professionally staffed nursery available to all of our families with infants and toddlers. The nursery is located on the main floor directly across from the Great Hall.

At this time, students and teachers will continue to mask during Church School and classes will remain outside on fair weather days. In inclement weather, classes will move inside to spaces that allow for greater social distancing.

Godly Play

The Godly Play approach helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles, leaders respond to a child’s request to “help me do it by myself.” This way, rather than being told who God is, children begin to discover God for themselves. Godly Play was written by Episcopal priest, author, and teacher Jerome Berryman.
 

We offer Godly Play classes for two age groups:
 

Preschool (starting age 3)

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

Sundays • 9:00 a.m. • Zoom

Sundays • 10:00 a.m. • In-person, outdoor
 

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GPX (Godly Play Extension)
 

GPX is a Godly Play Extension class, exploring the Godly Play lessons through extended learning techniques including Lego building, journaling, painting, and more. Come join the fun!

We offer GPX classes for children in 2nd & 3rd Grade

Sundays • 9:00 a.m. • Zoom

Sundays • 10:00 a.m. • In-person, outdoor

 

In the fall, children begin classes for Holy Communion.

 

Sunday's Kool Experience (SKE)

Students in Grades 4 - 6 have their own Church School class, Sunday’s Kool Experience. Crafts, games, puzzles, snacks, and tons of FUN for our kids.

Sundays • 10:00 a.m. In-person, outdoor

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