We consider ministering to your children not only a calling, but also an honor and a blessing. Our belief is based on Deuteronomy 32:2,
“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”
We don’t underestimate the importance of a child’s spiritual life and look forward to nurturing that all year long. Please join us, serve with us, and watch the children grow in God’s love with us.
St. Martin’s Children’s Ministry has so many opportunities for fun, fellowship and faith as we nurture the spiritual growth of our kids. Sign up to receive our e-newsletter and follow our Facebook page to learn more about why growing kids’ hearts in the knowledge of Christ is not a job duty; rather it’s a privilege that we share together.
We know Sunday mornings can be hectic and we want to make checking in your children at St. Martin’s is as simple as possible. If this is your first time to visit or if you have not set up a KidCheck account yet, we recommend that you do that before coming on a Sunday. Signing up is free and easy! If you don’t have time to do it ahead of time, it can be done at any of the kiosks. These step-by-step videos will get you started:
Sundays September through May 9 – 11 a.m.,Founders’ Hall, Children in preschool 10:15 – 11 a.m.,Payne Education Center, Children in elementary grades
Our lessons and curriculum for all ages draw on the grand narrative of the Bible. We hope this provides the entire family with topics to enjoy continuing conversations that deepen children’s faith. * Exceptions listed below
Infants – Pre-K
Child care is offered for infants – two years old from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. inside Founders’ Hall. Sunday School is offered for two-year-old to pre-K at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., which includes both a music component and an activity section.
Founders’ Hall Classroom Assignments
Infants to 12 months
12 months to 24 months
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
Pre-K (all levels)
Classroom promotion takes place every August; however, babies and toddlers may be promoted quarterly.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
10:15 – 11 a.m., Sunday School for children kindergarten – 5th grade Payne Education Center
We use the Hearts Alive program, and include activities, crafts and stories to reinforce the liturgical scripture.
Sunday School Holidays
Sunday School for children will not be offered on the following dates:
Labor Day weekend
St. Martin’s Day (Parish Family Picture Day)
Family Christmas Celebration
New Year’s break
Memorial Day weekend
Vacation Bible School Sunday
The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the church. The word “acolyte” means “follower” or “one who helps.” In addition to carrying a cross and banners during the service, acolytes also read lessons and prayers, serve as chalice bearers and assist with the offertory. These are important and vital roles that are central to our worship at St. Martin’s, and help to develop a sense of reverence and understanding for the tradition of the Episcopal worship service.
The St. Martin’s Acolyte Ministry requires a one-year commitment. Depending on the number of acolytes, you will serve one to two times per month.
Students in 3rd – 5th grades are invited to serve at our Family Table Sunday worship service at 9:15 a.m. in the Old Church. Students in 6th grade may choose to serve at the Family Table worship service in the Old Church, as well as the 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 6 p.m. Sunday worship services in The Church.
If you would like to serve as an acolyte, click the button below to sign up.
(must be filled out on a computer)
Choristers and Youth Choir
Sundays during the school year
8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Payne Education Center, Room 207/209
St. Martin’s Choristers for children K– 5th grade and Youth Choir for children 6th – 12th grade offer the opportunity for children of all ages to make joyful, beautiful music while holding a special place in worship services. Click here for more information.
Join us Sunday, December 15 for the annual Christmas presentation and gathering for families.