Children, Youth, & Families


Pre-K through 4th grade

We are currently enjoying a renaissance in our Sunday School with children from Pre-K through 4th grade.  We are blessed with several parent teachers assisting our three primary Sunday School Ministry leaders: Lindy Coltharp, Kaitlin Horvath, and our Youth Minister, Nivek Johnson.   We meet in the large group room in the CECDS Day School wing each Sunday, starting at 9:45.  Children rejoin their families in church at the Peace and for Communion.

Our lesson plans focus on simple stories that emphasize God’s love for us, bible stories from the Old and New testaments as we follow the weekly Episcopal lectionary readings.  We have fun with crafts, games, and activities that reinforce the themes of the stories so the children can have fun while learning about the foundations of our faith.  We have an inclusive approach to children and encourage them to participate in various aspects of our church services as well as class time.  That way they can grow and develop their faith in God, along with their families, and feel that they are a part of our larger church family.


Regular Sunday School classes go through the school year into June and then we transition to our Summer Classes, so there is something going on for children all year round.

First Communion Classes

We will be kicking off our 2nd Grade First Communion Class on Sunday, February 18th and are still accepting applicants for that class.  Children in 3rd or 4th grade who have not yet participated in a 1st Communion Class, are welcome to join us.  We will meet each Sunday from February 18 through March during Sunday School class time (9:45-10:45).   The kids will celebrate their communion together during our Sunday, April 15th service at 10 am.


We  have a full time Nursery leader, Ms. Debbie, for the very young (infants and toddlers), every Sunday during Sunday School time.  Just head to the back room in the Sunday school area (signs and greeters will help direct you) and let’s get to know each other!

Contact Lindy Coltharp with any questions or concerns.

Sunday School Ministry Leader:  Lindy Coltharp, email: Cell: 410-212-6269.