youth & family MINISTRY

Several years ago, the Vestry of St. Peter's made Youth and Children's Christian Formation a priority. The Youth and Family Minister serves the parish in developing, directing and coordinating comprehensive educational and spiritual programming.  The Rev. Deacon Chris Miller-Marcin is the Children's Ministry Coordinator and Jessica Potter is the Director of Communications & Youth.


In addition to our Youth Groups and our Sunday morning formation classes, St. Peter's also offers other opportunities for our children and youth such as Acolytes, Lay Readers, Ushers, volunteering as Godly Play Greeters and providing child care. Our Sunday School Classes are Little Shepard's (ages 3-5) and Disciples (grades 1-4).  


If you have a child that wishes to participate in any of these activities, please call Chris Miller-Marcin (302-645-8479 x207) or email her at chris@stpeterslewes.org for additional information. All of our Youth Groups are very much involved in our local communities in outreach programming.





Childrens Ministries

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Sunday School is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at which time the children join their parents for the Iona Service in the Parish Hall or the 10am Service in the Church. Our Sunday School consists of the Little Shepard's ( ages 3-6), the Disciples (grades 2-4), SPY Middle (grades 5-8), and Spy High (grades 9-12).   


Godly Play

AGES 3 THROUGH 4th  GRADE                                                                                                                                       9:15 Each Sunday Morning (Sept-May)                                                                               BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD


Godly Play is the curriculum used for ages 3 through 4th grade. There are two age groups in our Godly Play Program: 3-6 year old's ( The Little Shepard's) and grades 2nd-4th( The Disciples).


Godly Play is a Montessori-based program that is multi-sensory and uses a hands-on approach to Christian formation. The children are introduced to and enter into the religious language by hearing the stories of God, wondering and responding to those stories, praying together and being surrounded in a child-friendly worship setting. The Godly Play classroom provides a threshold of sacredness, safety and wonder. 


The children are encouraged to enter into the presence of God through discovery and play. This is one place where our children’s ideas, opinions and gifts are deeply respected. Not only do our children learn the stories of God, but they also are encourage do explore their spirituality through prayer and theological response. 


Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.


When Christian language is learned by the Godly Play approach, it is learned as a means to know God and to make meaning of our lives. This approach is quite different from the traditional model in which the teacher tells the children what they need to know. Our goal in Godly Play is to show how to be open to the Holy Spirit, the Creator, and the Redeemer all at once and all the time in every place. To achieve this goal is to help children become deeply rooted as Christians and yet at the same time use this powerful language and community to be open and creative. 


More information about Godly Play

                                                                                      Building Faith Brick by Brick


Building Faith Brick by Brick is a new curriculum that we have introduced to our Disciples class. Dig into your bin of LEGO ® bricks and start Building Faith Brick by Brick! Children in 2nd grade through 4th Grade engage the Bible and use their imaginations by creating the stories with these universal and immensely popular building bricks. Fifty-four lessons (30 OT & 24 NT) guide teachers from prayerful preparation, introducing and telling the bible story, asking 'Building Questions' and suggesting 'Blueprints' when kids need suggestions before building. Snack suggestions are also included! Bible story Scripture references are provided, so you may use the translation or age-appropriate version of your choice. This non-dated children's curriculum is ideal for Sunday school, mid-week services, VBS and multi-generational gatherings.


More Information about Building Faith Brick by Brick



ST. PETER'S  YOUTH Ministries

(A.K.A "spy")


St. Peters offers three separate Youth programs:  SPY Middle ,SPY High and SPY Explorers. For more information, please contact our Director of Communications & Youth, Jessica Potter.


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S.P.Y . Sunday School  Schedule

         

                                                                                                                                               

  • SPY  Middle

    GRADES 5  to 8                                                                                           9:15 Each Sunday Morning


    We meet each Sunday until 10:00. Our curriculum, Spark House re-form, is designed especially for this age group and enhances the lessons previously learned in Godly Play by expanding on discussions and reading scripture. A great deal of our time is spent learning more about how we use the prayer book and bible, the meaning of the sacraments, and overall why we do what we do.

    Spark House Re:Form Curriculum

    Spark House Re:Form Ancestors Curriculum

  • SPY HIGH

    GRADES 9-12

    Each Sunday we take a dive into new topics, current events, and how to live our faith in the world as individuals and groups. Our goal is to instill the idea of community and what that looks like outside of St. Peter’s Square. We use scripture and the book of common prayer as well as, the Spark House Re-Form Curriculum.  


    Spark House Re:Form Curriculum

    Spark House Re:Form Ancestors Curriculum

  • Spy explorers

    Spy Explorer' s mission is to build lasting and fulfilling relationships in and around the Diocese of Delaware, and to show the world, through our actions, the love of Christ. 

     

    Calling ALL Youth Grades 5 and Up!  We want to hear from our youth as to what they would like to do! We meet each month for discussion and activities.   



upcoming youth events


 *** DUE TO COVID CONCERNS YOUTH MINISTRY LIVE , TRAIL 2 TRUTH, and the Climate Olympics have been postponed. ***