For Children & Youth

Godly Play - Parable of the Mustard Seed

Have children? For many parents, finding a spiritual home where their children are nurtured in the Christian faith and actually enjoy being there is a priority. We believe – and many of our youth who are now adults would agree – that Holy Spirit provides that venue. We encourage you to bring your children to church one Sunday to participate in a Sunday School class.

The elementary-age class is loosely based on a program called Godly Play, where children are encouraged to think about Bible stories and their meanings rather than memorize verses. A classic Godly Play question might be, “where are you in this story?” Middle school age students are given real-life situations and are asked to think about God and the Bible within the context of that scenario. Taught by a seasoned high school teacher, the discussion may include topics such as bullying or cheating, or more difficult topics such as “where is God when something bad happens?”

High school youth can volunteer time with the younger classes, participate in the worship service as acolytes or worship assistants, and are welcome to participate in Youth Group and/or Confirmation Class.

You may want to visit on the third Sunday of the month, when we hold a Children's Eucharist. Children attend Sunday School during the first half of the worship service, then we invite them to gather around a table as Fr. Jerry explains Holy Communion to them in an age-appropriate, engaging way.  It's usually great fun for all in attendance (the adults too!)

Children and youth may start at any time during the year. You may contact us in advance, or just show up.  When you arrive at the church at Sunday morning, ask any parishioner to direct you to someone involved in the Sunday School program, and we’ll take it from there. 

Upcoming Events

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday, December 3:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 3 & Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday, December 10:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 3 & Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Confirmation Class 2017
Sunday, December 10:
Parents of High School Youth interested in joining our Confirmation Class are welcome to speak with Fr. Jerry.  Typically the classes are held two hours a month (12-2pm) on the second Sunday of the month. Read more
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Saturday, December 16:
The Christmas Pageant is Sunday, December 17 during the 10am Worship Service.  We will rehearse for this on Sunday, December 3 & Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am, and also Saturday, December 16 at 2pm. If you have any questions, please email sundayschool@holyspiritverona.org. Read more
Children's Eucharist Blue
Sunday, December 17:
Once a month, typically the third Sunday, the 10am Eucharist is an interactive/teaching Eucharist.  Our Church School students process forward with all the items to help set the table.  It is great fun for children of all ages! Read more
Christmas Pageant 2016
Sunday, December 17:
On Sunday, December 17 at our 10am Worship the children of our Sunday School will tell the story of Jesus' birth in our annual Christmas Pageant. As this is the third Sunday of the month, we will also have our usual Children's Eucharist following the Pageant.  Read more
Christmas Eve 2016
Sunday, December 24:
Join us on Sunday, December 24 at 4pm for our Children's Christmas Eve Worship Service.  Although children are always welcome at all services at Holy Spirit Verona, this worship is geared more to children and will include an intereactive Children's Sermon. Read more