Infants and Toddlers

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers bring unique and invaluable gifts to our community of faith. At their baptism, we commit ourselves to receive, nurture, and treasure each child as a gift from God.

Everyone is welcomed at the communion rail. If you would prefer that your child not receive communion, we will offer a blessing instead. Children who prefer a blessing, or who want to skip the wine may cross their arms over their chests to signal that preference to the ministers.

We expect and delight in the sights and sounds of babies and toddlers (two of which are Fr. Nic’s own!). If it is helpful for your family, please bring soft toys and whatever snacks you need to keep your child engaged.

We also have the following options available for your use at any time:

Three Family Pews. The two front row pews and a gated pew towards the back are double deep with carpet, books, and soft toys available for play. Children are encouraged to crawl or walk around in these areas in particular.

Sunday School is offered during the 10:30am service. A children’s procession following the opening hymn invites all children to come forward and travel together to the Parish Hall for Sunday School.

A changing table is available in the bathroom on your right as you head out the south doors at the front of the pews.

Please feel welcome to nurse wherever you feel comfortable.