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Children & Youth Ministries

Fall 2017 Children's, Youth and Family Ministry

Children’s, Youth and Family Ministry: Growing upon the sure foundation of God’s Word!

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           Fall 2017

August 9 – The Table, 6:30 p.m. (Back-to-school kickoff!)

August 13 – Sunday School Begins for Children/Youth; Blessing of the Backpacks (10:30 a.m.)

August 20 – Family day at the Redbirds, 2:05 p.m.

September 3 – Sunday School on Break for Labor Day weekend

September 4 – Labor of Love – service opportunities for the entire family

September 6 – Children’s Choirs (St. Cecilia and Canterbury) resume rehearsals

September 17 – G-GIFFT meets after 10:30 a.m. worship service. [Girls!! Join us for monthly activities with G-GIFFT (Girls Growing in Faith and Friendship Together, ages 8-12). For more information, contact Trish Lange at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .]

September 13 – The Table, 6:30 p.m.

October 1 – Blessing of the Animals (5:30 p.m.)

October 8 – Sunday School on Break for Fall Break weekend

October 11 – The Table, 6:30 p.m.

October 29 – Trunk or Treat (with Preschool) – 3:00 p.m.

November 8 – The Table, 6:30 p.m.

December 6 – St. Nick Night, 6:00 p.m.

December 17 – Bishop Johnson’s Visitation/Confirmation

December 24 – Christmas Eve/Christmas Pageant, 4:00 p.m.

 

Episcopal Youth Community: Youth (grades 6-12) gather on Sunday evenings for fellowship, food and fun!
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August 13 – EYC Kick-Off, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

August 20 – Family day at the Redbirds, 2:05 p.m.

August 27 – EYC Outside Games, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

September 3 – No EYC

September 10 – EYC Minute to Win It, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

September 17 – EYC Escape Room**

September 24 – EYC Capture the Flag, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

October 1 – Blessing of the Animals, 5:30 p.m.

October 8 – No EYC

October 15 – EYC Diocesan Special Friends Event**

October 22 – EYC Game Night, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

October 29 – Trunk or Treat, 3:00 p.m.

November 5 – EYC Trivia Night, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

November 12 – EYC Jumping World**

November 19 – EYC Movie Night, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

November 26 – EYC Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

December 3 – EYC Special Friends**

December 10 – EYC Christmas Party, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

**Please watch announcements for special time/special location!

FAMILIES: PLEASE SIGN UP TO BRING EYC DINNER ONE EVENING AT http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=YBLU1566!

Girls!! Join us for monthly activities with Jr. Daughters of the King (ages 13-18). For more information, contact Jen Matthews at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Boy Scout Troop 87 has been part of the St. George’s community since 1938! For more information about how your son can become part of this Scouting tradition, please contact Will Bettendorf ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Steve Dobbs ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or Randy Nelson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Cub Pack 271 has recently joined our family, also! If you are interested in that group, please contact Chris Alley ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

VBS Summer Fun 2017

A good time was had by all during vacation Bible School. Water play, story time, crafts, and snacks made up our days as we found fun ways to learn about the good news of Jesus Chirst!

   VBS Play on the Garth
   VBS Story Time
   VBS Crafts

Children’s Christian Education

Our Children’s and Youth Christian Education programs help them discover of God’s Word through art, games, storytelling and discussion experiences. If you enjoy working with children and youth, this ministry may be a wonderful way for you to help them learn more about God and form their faith foundations.

Please contact Kim Norment, Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office (754-7282) for more information about how you can help.

The Table

thetable3smWe invite all families of children and youth for an hour of fellowship and learning which we call "The Table." The concept is simple: On the second Wednesday evening of each month, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., parents and kids will gather for a simple shared meal, and then a short time of learning, with age-appropriate activities for children and youth (A fun curriculum is planned for our children and youth!), and a relevant discussion topic for parents.

We will have a simple prepared meal at the Church, with a cost of $5/person ($15 family/maximum). It's a great deal – and a great opportunity for both fellowship and formation. We're inviting the entire family to be part of The Table, so that parents can get to know other parents, while their children and youth get to know other children and youth – and we can all grow together in community.

 

Confirmation Classes

confirmationConfirmation Classes are scheduled in advance of the Bishop's annual Visitation. Separate classes for youth and adults are offered.

Young people will take a new look at what it means to say they are Episcopalians by examining our beliefs and traditions in fellowship with their peers. Instructors are the clergy.

Registration

To register contact the church office. (M-F 8-5:00 pm / Phone: 901-754-7282)

Topics will include:

  • Baptism: Who am I? Whose am I?”
  • Who is Jesus Christ?
  • The Holy Bible
  • The Prayer Book & Hymnal
  • Sacraments
  • Christian Belief
  • The Church
  • Christian Living
  • Prayer
  • The Holy Eucharist
  • Jesus is Savior
  • The Christian Year
  • Your Ministry
  • St. George’s Parish and the Diocese of West Tennessee

Download Youth Confirmation Form Here | Download Adult Confirmation Form Here

Jr. Daughters of the King

jrDOKsmGirls and young ladies who are seven – 21 years of age can become Junior members of the Order of the Daughters of the King. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in love and knowledge of Christ and to serve the church and community.

Please contact Jen Matthews (901-233-8270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

G-G.I.F.F.T (Girls - Growing in Faith Friendship Together)

ggift-girlsTo share God’s love for all people,
To worship and serve faithfully,
To make my words true, and my actions right,
To grow strong in mind, body, and spirit,
To make the world a better place to live

Who: Girls 8-12 years old
Where: St. Georges Episcopal Church
When: January 24th, in Room B after the 10:30 service

While Mom and Dad are enjoying the parish lunch, girls 8-12 meet in Room B for a lunch of their own and to make glitter lights! Contact Trish Lange with questions or to RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Here is the G-GIFFT/JDOK Fall 2016 Schedule

SATURDAY August 27, 3:00 p.m. Both groups will meet in Room A  for make- your- own Sundaes, an important (and fun) craft, and planning out our years. What would you like to do in G-GIFFT or Jr. DOK this year?

Sunday Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.: All girls will meet in Room A after the 10:30 service for lunch and then break into groups.

Sunday Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m.. Girls will meet up in the front parking lot to decorate car trunks for trunk or treat.

Sunday Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.: All girls will meet in Room A after the 10:30 service for lunch and then break into groups.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:00 p.m. Participate in St. Nick night!

Contact Information
Trish Lange:  | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | cell: 901-763-2593

Nursery and Children's Chapel

A nursery is available for children under 3 during the 10:30 am service.
Children are welcome at all of our worship services. Should you have need, a nursery is available during the 10:30 am service for infants and children up to three years of age, and it is located just a few steps west of the Narthex, next to Sturni Parish Hall. The nursery is supervised by Ms. Betty Greene, the lead teacher in the Infant Room of St. George's Episcopal Preschool.

Children's Chapel services are held during the 10:30 am church service for children between the ages of 3 years old and 2nd Grade. Immediately following the Gospel procession, children may follow the Crucifer to Children's Chapel, where they will have a lesson and activity based on one of the scripture lessons for the day. The children will return to their families following the sermon.

For more information about Children's Chapel, or to offer to serve as a Children's Chapel teacher or assistant, please contact Kim Norment, Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator (  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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