Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at Epiphany brings together parishioners, staff and our broader community to nurture the spiritual formation of children and young people at Epiphany as we:

  1. Create the structure, opportunity, and environment for them to fall in love with God
  2. Educate them about Christianity, the Bible, and the kingdom of God
  3. Engage them in the wonder and beauty of the liturgy
  4. Challenge them to be their best selves, living into the person God created them to be
  5. Weave them into the life of Epiphany to create an intergenerational community where they are loved and valued, so they will know where to find community and a spiritual home throughout their life.

On most Sunday mornings, children celebrate the Liturgy of the Word through Sunday School lessons and the Liturgy of the Table in larger community with their families in church. Click here for the Sunday schedule.

Sunday School Classes

PreK–3rd Grade: Godly Play

An interpretation of Montessori religious education, which encourages wondering and engaging in the mystery of God through story-telling and art response

4–5th Grade: Spiritual Journeys

Lectionary-based lessons which use discussion, drama, art, and other activities to interpret the text and apply the lessons to daily life.

Contact

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Walker, Children’s Ministry Convener, at sundayschool@epiphanyseattle.org.

Youth Choirs

Our children and youth are nurtured to participate actively in the entire worship service—hymns, service music, and spoken responses, as well as their own anthems. Choristers sing approximately once a month with the adult choir at the 11 am service. All elements of their education in the program are considered to have a significant role in their character building and Christian formation.

Youth Choirs rehearse on Thursdays during the school year.

4–5 pm | CITs (K–4th grade)

Choristers-In-Training, or CITs, are our youngest singers who meet weekly to sing a variety of fun songs that aid in learning good vocal production, musicianship, ear training, sight reading, liturgy, and the joy of group singing. These youngsters sing in service at Christmas and the end of season, as well as in the community.

5–5:30 pm | Community Dinner

5:30–6:30 pm | Choristers (3rd grade and up)

Choristers are our older singers who sing regularly in service. These singers meet weekly to work on skills as the CIT do, while also learning score reading, artistry, and anthems for service singing and special services. Choristers sing on the first Sunday of each month, Christmas, Holy Week, and several times in community performances.

Please contact Kathea Yarnell for more information about the youth choirs.