Children's Faith Formation
Children aren't just the church's future—they're an essential part of our faith community right now. At Incarnation we strive to serve our kids' growing faith, and we know they have much to teach adults, too.
Children are always welcome in worship: any age, any time.
For children from infancy through preschool age, we offer a professionally staffed nursery during the 9:00 and 11:15 Sunday services. We have a wide range of toys for all age levels as well as an outdoor play area. All our caregivers are rigorously trained and screened. Your child can remain in the nursery while you're in the service or for any part of it. You can also drop into the nursery for a quick diaper change, or whatever you need.
In addition to care during Sunday services, we provide child care for other programs or services at church involving parents.
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children from preschool through elementary school age. We offer Godly Play during the 9:00 Sunday service. Children rejoin their families in time for Holy Communion.
Faith and Families Dinners
About once a month, children and their grown-ups get together for dinner and fellowship on a Sunday evening. Sometimes we do a cookout and playground time, sometimes dinner and a movie, sometimes a service project. These tend to be the last Sunday of the month, but please contact Daphne Vernon for the latest schedule.
Are you called to join us in ministry with children at Incarnation?
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, California, is seeking a new part-time Children’s Ministry Leader as we re-launch our children’s ministry programs after the pandemic shutdown. This position is expected to be 6-10 hours/week. Annual pay range is $10,000 to $15,000 depending on experience. T…Read More »