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Children's Ministry



On Sunday mornings we invite our youngest members to join our caring staff for childcare. Our nursery is open to children ages 4 and under.

Opens at 8:30AM
Godly Play

Children 4 and up are invited to participate in Godly Play during our program year (September - May). Children start the service with their parents and will be led out during worship with their teachers and will return in time for communion. Click here to learn more about our curriculum, Godly Play. 

Children in Worship

We welcome all children to remain in worship if they wish. We have a soft space in the front of the church for little ones that need space to move during worship. 

8:00AM & 9:30AM



The Sacrament of Baptism is open to everyone from the youngest babies to the oldest adults. At Emmanuel Church, we offer Baptisms 4 times a year: Easter Vigil, the Day of Pentecost, All Saint's Day or the Sunday following, and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday after the Epiphany).

Please contact our Rector, Rev. Elizabeth Riley, if you're interested in getting you or your children baptized!

Sacrament of Baptism



In addition to Godly Play, there are many opportunities for children to grow spiritually at Emmanuel.  For example, they can learn with their families at home with Lent-in-a-Box, learn to pray with older members of our congregation during intergenerational formation hours, serve as an Acolyte* on Sundays, or join our Choir School. Subscribe to our newsletter, the eBell, to keep up to date with all these formation opportunities! 


*Please contact Katya Nemec, our Children's Minister, if you are interested in having your children trained to become Acolytes.  



Emmanuel Festival

Sunday, December 1    11:00AM

Stay after the 9:30AM service for family-friendly Advent wreath making, Christmas music sing-a-long, and some tasty snacks! 

St. Nicholas' Visit

Sunday, December 8    9:30AM

We will have a special visitor during our Godly Play session! Saint Nicholas will come join us to tell us his story in a fun way, and will accompany us as we do fun St. Nick themed activities.

Christmas Pageant

Tuesday, December 24    4PM

Dress Rehearsal    3PM

Come participate in our No Mess No Prep Pageant! All you have to do is show up at 3PM, put on a costume, and join us for a quick run-through at 3:30PM. Our choristers will be performing during the 4PM service as well, so make sure you catch them! Snacks will be provided for Pageant participants before the service, and childcare will be available from 3PM-6PM. Email Katya Nemec if you have any questions.