Christian Education for Children & Young Adults
Young Disciples Program
Sunday School: Pre-K through 3rd Grade: Children are invited to wonder about stories from the Old and New Testaments while sharing their faith with teachers and each other. Trained story tellers bring the Bible alive using props. Sunday mornings include music, art, crafts, role playing, and games. This program strives to be interactive and engaging. Faith and fun are both high priorities! It runs from 9:30-10:20 on Sunday mornings downstairs in the children and youth area from September through May. Get the newsletter by clicking on the button below:
Sunday School: 4th through 5th Grade: The older children are invited to gather together for interactive formation and fellowship activities using the curriculum Seasons of the Spirit. There is typically a discussion period based on the week's liturgy followed by activities to connect the week's message to everyday life using snacks, games, crafts, and journals. This program runs from 9:30-10:20 on Sunday mornings downstairs in the children and youth area from September through May. Get the newsletter by clicking on the button below:
Journey of Faith for Youth
6th through 12th grade: From 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. on Sundays in Rooms 19 and 20, youth are invited into a two-year program focused on discovering and sharing what it means to be teenagers figuring out their faith. This program will serve as confirmation preparation and so much more. Youth will enjoy breakfast together, build community with peers, watch videos, share stories, and discuss issues with their faith together. Some conversations will be casual, and others will be more formal. Hot beverages will be served!
During the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, children who are preschool through elementary age are invited to exit at the Hymn of Praise for their very own Children's Chapel experience. The participants typically return to the Nave during the Peace portion of service. This program uses the curriculum Celebrate the Good News, and it provides children with an experience that closely mirrors the Sunday readings. Any kids attending are encouraged to bring a coin for the Children's Chapel coin offering that is donated bi-yearly to a charity chosen by the children. This program is available September through May and excludes outdoor services.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
This is a week-long summer program that is open to anyone from the community. VBS runs from 9-12 each day with a new theme chosen each year. Children who are rising pre-kindergarten age (typically 4 years old) through rising third grade are invited to participate. There are also training opportunities for rising fourth graders through rising eighth graders to become Junior Counselors (JCs) and rising high schoolers to become Senior Counselors (SCs). Along with the counselors, a dedicated group of adult volunteers help to lead and guide each day of VBS. Daily activities include youth-led skits, Godly Play stories told by guest storytellers, outdoor games, music, arts and crafts, science experiments, and creative snack time. The week leads up to a family picnic on the last day where everyone is invited to eat, play, and participate in fellowship together.
This is a monthly program developed specifically for rising 4th and 5th graders that involves pre-EYC activities on Sunday evenings from 4:45-6:00. Club 45 typically meets on the second Sunday of each month from September through May. The activities rotate between service projects and recreational get-togethers. Recent meetings have involved roasting s'mores in Duke's Den and helping with Project Canterbury's Wagon Ministry to help the hungry of Chattanooga. Club 45 also occasionally participates in joint events with EYC encouraging community amongst the youth and children of St. Timothy's and beyond.
Facilitated from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays in the Parish Hall, this group will share fellowship together through recreation, food, and devotional study. EYC will lead the 5:00 p.m. service once a month, as well as occasionally venturing away from the church for service projects and social events.
This group is led by a dedicated group of parent volunteers. Parents of EYC members are welcome to participate in all EYC events, service projects, and gatherings. For more information, join the group Facebook page! For schedule and more information, click here.
All middle and high school-aged parishioners are encouraged to participate.
Confirmation classes are facilitated by the Clergy and begin in the fall.
|Men's Book Study||9:30 AM|
|Women's Book Study||11:00 AM|
|God's Children Sing||4:00 PM|
|St. Timothy's Ringers||5:00 PM|
|Adult Handbell||5:45 PM|
|Adult Choir||7:00 PM|
|Ladies Bible Study||1:00 PM|
|The Holy Eucharist, Rite I||8:00 AM|
|Christian Formation||9:30 AM|
|The Holy Eucharist, Rite II||10:30 AM|