9:15 · Children’s Chapel - Nourse Hall
The liturgy of the Episcopal Church is active and participatory. In Children’s Chapel, our younger worshippers experience worship at their pace and in their language, through story, prayer and singing. Parents share in the leadership of the service. Children’s Chapel is held every Sunday in Nourse Hall, running concurrently with the lessons, sermon and prayers of the 9:15 (10:00 in the summer) service. The children join in the Eucharist at the Peace. All children are welcome; a parent usually remains with children under age three.
9:15 · Teen Service - Little Sanctuary at St. Alban's School
St. Alban's Teen Service is held in the Little Sanctuary at St. Albans School just below the Peace Cross on Pilgrim Road. This interactive service offers teens time to talk about faith, the Gospel as it relates to their lives, and (once a month) celebrate Eucharist together. Friends are always welcome. Snacks are always provided and welcome in the service. The youth are invited (on weeks that Eucharist is not celebrated) to join the congregation in the church at the Peace.
10:30 · Children's Formation
Children from pre-school through 6th grade meet Sundays during the school year from 10:30–11:30 am in their different levels of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Program. Our version of this program is based on scripture and the liturgy of the Episcopal Church and uses the Montessori Method of learning. The program provides an environment for children to mature spiritually and live into their baptismal covenant. It is a joint effort of children, parents, catechists, and staff. To find out more information about the program, where it meets, and where your child might best join a level, please email Harriette Sturges.
10:30 · Journey to Adulthood - Old Rectory
At St. Alban's Parish our youth ministry is centered on Journey to Adulthood, a nationally recognized youth formation program. This transformational approach to youth ministry uses Bible study, both serious and playful activities, prayer, rites of passage, and outreach to underscore its guiding principals:
Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God,
but adulthood must be earned.
All Journey to Adulthood groups meet on Sundays from 10:30–11:30 am in the old rectory. Numerous fellowship, outreach, and diocesan opportunities outside of Sunday mornings are part of Journey to Adulthood as well.
There are three sections of the Journey to Adulthood program: Rite 13, J2A, and Senior Youth. The focus of Rite 13, comprised of 7th and 8th graders, is on building Christian community. J2Aers, 9th and 10th graders, focus on practicing adult skills like critical thinking and active listening. After having planned and participated in a pilgrimage at the end of J2A, teens in Senior Youth work and pray together to claim their ministries and their beliefs. This curriculum equips them for adulthood and their ministries in church, school, home and beyond.