Children's Worship Opportunities
Children are encouraged to participate in and learn about Christian worship in a variety of ways at the Redeemer.
Held at 9:45 am in the Old Parish House before Sunday School, school-age children are invited to learn about worship through an age-appropriate mini-service. Children’s Chapel offers young ones the chance to ask questions about the purpose of altars, liturgical colors, and elements of the service like offering and Communion. For more information on Children’s Chapel, click here.
Sunday School is held during the main 10:00 worship service. Most parents feel their children receive the greatest religious benefit from being in the classroom during the service. However children are always welcome to worship with their parents upstairs in the Nave.
Held once a month, the All-Parish Eucharist is a service similar to other Holy Eucharists except that it features contributions by the Children’s Choir, and a special homily by the Rev. Dorsey McConnell, puppets, and special guest “friends.” Sunday School is not held on All-Parish Eucharist Sundays.
Worship with Adults
Children can actively participate in worship with the adults in two special ways:
- All children are welcome to become members of the Children’s Choir, which rehearses at 9:10 am most Sundays, and performs at special services. For more information on Children’s Choir, click here.
- Acolytes and Servers are two types of Service Assistant positions reserved for youth. These positions help children learn first-hand about worship and sacrament. For more information on Acolytes and Servers, click here.
A few times a year, the children’s programming staff holds Children’s Liturgies, child-appropriate dramatic reenactments of special events in the Bible. Annual Children’s Liturgies include celebrations of Epiphany and Good Friday. For more information on Children’s Liturgies, click here.