Christian Formation for Children & Youth
 
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 Lenten Drive for Socks & Undergarments
 
During Lent, we hope to help our children reflect on those who may not be as fortunate.  Some children don’t have some of the basic necessities that we take for granted.  Although this will be a great way for our children to be involved in mission in our community, everyone is invited to participate! Please stop by your local store and purchase children-sized socks and undergarments to contribute to local charities. Place your donations in the basket in the reception area of the Parish House.  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, it would be greatly appreciated (and we’ll do the shopping!). Please make your check payable to Bruton Parish Church with “Lent Drive” in the memo and either place it in the offering plate on Sunday, bring it to the Parish House, or mail it to the church office.
 
Children's & Youth Programs in April
 
Sunday, April 6
Children’s Church @ 9:15 a.m.
No Sunday School
Children’s Choirs @ 11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday, April 13
No Children’s Church, Sunday School or Youth Choirs

Easter Sunday, April 20
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt following the 10:15 a.m. service in the churchyard.

Sunday, April 27

Children’s Church will not be held so that all may join us in the “big” church at 9:15 a.m. for baptisms.

Last four-week session of Sunday School for children & youth begins.

Children’s Choirs @ 11:00 a.m.

Family Pancake Breakfast @ 11:30 a.m.

Middle & School Youth Group will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish House, beginning with dinner, followed by a program, and concluding with Compline at 7:00 p.m. at the church with candles, music and youth-led prayers.  Everyone is invited to Compline, so bring your instruments!