- About Us
Programs for Children
Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is a place where children can grow in God’s love. All adults working with children in our parish are required to follow the Colorado diocesan guidelines and complete the child safety training “Safeguarding God’s Children.”
Our Sunday morning schedule:
- Nursery for 3 months to age 3: 7:45 am-12:30 pm
- Sunday School for ages 3-11 at 10:15 am (August-May)
- Wee Worship Second Sundays, 10:30 am (September-May) for families with newborns to age 6
Our youngest visitors may remain with their parents in the sanctuary or join the nursery, located in the education wing. Our staff is experienced and trained in child and infant CPR and create a safe, nurturing environment that is age appropriate for babies (3 months old) and toddlers (age 3 and under). For more information about the nursery program, please contact Helen Hazelton, director of children’s programs.
Sunday School Lenten Outreach
On Mar. 5, the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday School children will begin their Lenten outreach to collect items for the new program at Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) will shelter homeless single women. ESM has been working hard to get all the approvals in place to shelter up to 16 women who would otherwise be on the streets and in much danger.
The children will be collecting new bedding items (twin flat sheets, blankets, pillows) and shower items (towels, toiletries) and basic clothing items such as socks every Sunday during Lent. The children will decorate pillowcases with uplifting designs and messages for the women of ESM to lay their heads on each night.
A complete list of the needs will be posted on the outreach bulletin board in the hallway to Parish Hall. And there will be many other ways to help the children with their Lenten collection project in support of ESM. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you might help.
Grace and St. Stephen’s parish loves music—and children! Two choirs, based on age, offer children the opportunity to make friends and have fun while learning church traditions and vocal and musical skills.
• St. Cecilia Choir: for youth in 7th-12th grade
• St. Nicholas Choir: for children in 2nd-6th grade
Learn more by contacting Deke Polifka, organist and choirmaster.