Children & Youth Christian Formation
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Children & Youth Christian Formation November 2023
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All Saints' is an inclusive community that encourages the exploration of faith. We consider it a sacred privilege to minister to you and your children. Our worship services, programs and activities designed to help us live into the Biblical teachings of Jesus. Whether you are new to Austin or new to church, there is a place for you at All Saints’, and we look forward to getting to know you and your children.
At All Saints’ a variety of creative and nurturing programs help children from birth through grade 12 become Bible-literate and to come to know a loving, liberating, and life-giving God.
Sunday Christian Formation 8:45 am – 9:45 am on 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays
2nd Sunday Parish Potluck & Fellowship with Formation 11:30am-1:00pm
Godly Play for PreK – Grade 1
Children engage Bible stories and concepts using storytelling, wondering, and objects.
Production Company for Grades 2 – 5
Children explore their faith and Bible stories through performance and art centered around a spiritual theme. They plan and host a “Bible Theme Park,” write and produce two short Biblical films and perform a “Bible Time Machine” play to recap their learnings.
Combined Junior High & High School Class with Small Group Discussion
Junior High Grades 6 – 8
Youth move from concrete thought to abstract thought at these ages. They will engage the Bible stories, characters, and themes through questioning, discussion, and exploration to discover how their stories relate to God's story in order to grow in knowledge, love, and faith.
High School Grades 9 – 12
Youth think more critically about the world around them and what life is about at these ages. They will engage the Bible stories, characters, and themes with an analytic eye to explore what the Bible and authorities say or have said to answer their deep and growing questions. The goal is to make their faith their own and to ideally grow in understanding, love of God and others, and in faith.
Nursery 8:45am – 12:00pm
A safe and nurturing environment is provided for children birth through age 4 during Christian Formation for Children and Adults and during the Worship Service. Please provide labeled bags with diapers, bottles, and any other items your child may need.
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) Grades 6 – 12
Youth gather on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm for fellowship, activities, games, devotions, and community service. If you are able and remember and know that friends are always welcome!
Youth ages 9–18 share their time and talent by assisting the clergy in worship by processing with the Cross, Torches, and Gospel Book, (and at special occasions the thurible), serving at the Altar, and growing in leadership and knowledge of the Episcopal Liturgy & tradition. Training and mentorship ensure youth serve with confidence.
Policies and Safety
Policies – All volunteers working with children and youth are certified in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Safeguarding God’s Children Training and comply with Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth.
For more information, contact the Reverend Kendrah McDonald, the Associate Rector for Children, Youth, and Families at 512-476-3603 or [email protected].
Finding All Saints' — All Saints' is located at 209 W. 27th Street on the edge of the University of Texas campus in central Austin.
The All Saints' Lighthouse is the Children and Youth Ministry at All Saints' and encompasses many programs that nurture the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being of our children and youth.Read More »