Christian Formation for Children & Youth
If you have any questions regarding the offerings below, please contact our Coordinator of Children's & Youth Formation, Meghan Brewer.
 
Nursery
A nursery is provided at the Parish House for newborns through 4-year olds from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every Sunday.

Children’s Church
While children are always welcome in church, we also offer an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word for children (kindergarden through 5th grade) in St. Mary’s Chapel from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. every Sunday (please visit the homepage of the website to see the schedule for each Sunday). If Children's Church is being held, parents may drop children off at St. Mary’s Chapel in the Parish House at 9:00 a.m. for this service of story and song through which they will engage the scripture for the day. Children will be escorted to the church to join their families at The Peace for Eucharist. 
 
Sunday School
Formation for children and youth is held at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Custis House for middle and high school youth and in the Parish House for three-year-olds through 5th graders. With such wonderful growth in the program (we have added several 3-4 year olds), we have a new program offered just for this age group. At 9:15 a.m., they will go in the classroom next to the Nursery, where an age-appropriate lesson will be provided.  The 3-4 year olds will join all of us in BIG church at the Peace and, when we come back after Communion, they will rejoin for a Sunday School lesson.
 
Children's Choirs
Joyful Noise & Choristers, our youth choirs, rehearse in the Choir Room of the Parish House most Sundays at 11:00 a.m., directed by Genrose Lashinger (ages K-2nd grade; choristers@brutonparish.org) and Ann Porter (joyfulnoise@brutonparish.org; 3rd through middle school). If your child(ren) would like to join the choirs, please contact them directly.

 
Children's Formation for November
Sunday, November 2
Children’s Church will NOT be held so that all may join us in the church for baptisms at the 9:15 a.m. service.
Sunday School will be abbreviated (we’ll meet in the Tower after the service).
Children’s Choirs will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish House.
A Family Pancake Breakfast will be held in the Parish House at 11:30 a.m.  Parents are invited to meet in the Parish House at 10:30 a.m. to help cook.
 
Sunday, November 9, 16 & 23
Children’s Church at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. after Communion
Children’s Choirs will rehearse at 11:00 a.m.
 
Sunday, November 30
No children’s programming this Sunday because of the Thanksgiving weekend.
 
 
Youth Formation in November
Sunday, November 2
Sunday School will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Custis House.
Youth Choir will rehearse at 11:00 a.m.  
All youth and their parents are invited to the Family Pancake Breakfast at 11:30 a.m. (to help cook, please join us in the kitchen at 10:30 a.m.).
 
Sunday, November 9
Sunday School will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Custis House.
Youth Choir will rehearse at 11:00 a.m.  
Middle & High School Youth Group will be held  from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (details to follow).
 
Sunday, November 16 & 23
Sunday School will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Custis House.
Youth Choir will rehearse at 11:00 a.m.  
 
Sunday, November 30
No youth programming this Sunday because of the Thanksgiving weekend.
 
Upcoming Mission Events for Children & Youth
 
Tissue & Hand Sanitizer Drive
Schools are finding many empty chairs in the classrooms because cold and flu season has already started! Boxes of tissue and hand sanitizers are still desperately needed.  Please bring donations to the Parish House and place them in the bin in the reception area.  
 
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Watch for more details about the opportunity for youth to help deliver Thanksgiving food donations to FISH at the end of the month.
 
Shelter Week Assistance
All hands will be needed for the evening that the youth prepare and serve dinner for Bruton’s COFM Shelter Week.  More to follow in Meghan Brewer’s weekly Formation Bytes!