Children & Youth
Children's Chapel at Easter!
St. Matthew's is a growing and thriving church family with many children. In building a strong and healthy community we realize the great importance to teach and foster the faith of our very youngest members. We have worked hard to build a team of Sunday school teachers, all volunteers from our parish, who work on a weekly basis to grow, develop and nurture the faith of our children.
Using the Godly Play approach, based on Montessori principles, our preschoolers and kindies explore their faith through story, "to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play." Children in first through fifth grades discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in today's world through the Deep Blue Kids program. This resource includes exciting stories, arts and crafts and active games that combine into a wonderful faith experience.
Vacation Bible School rounds out our year by continuing the Sunday School experience in a summer camp format. Along with music, story reading, crafts and games, we transform the parish hall and classrooms creating a backdrop for an exciting adventure for the children of St. Matthew's and our community to explore their faith.