Nursery

Infant Room (Newborn to Walking)
Toddler Room (Walking to Potty Training)
Little Lambs Room (Potty Trained to Atrium Ready)
Location: Downstairs
Nursery Staff

Sharon Campbell, Director of Children's Formation (scampbell [at] gracestlukes [dot] org), and the rest of Grace-St. Luke’s wonderful Nursery staff, provide care for our youngest parishioners, from infancy through the Kindergarten year. Little ones enjoy supervised playtime in one of our inviting nurseries during all Sunday morning offerings, including 8:00 and 10:30 am worship services, formation classes, and special events. The Nursery is located downstairs, with a direct entrance at the Red Door on Lemaster Avenue or via the Church Offices entrance on Peabody Avenue. Note: Children may be picked up in the Nursery prior to Communion, or at the conclusion of the service.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children

Grace-St. Luke's offers Level I and Level II Atria on Sunday mornings. There, with the guidance of trained Catechists, children in Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade discover and deepen their connection to God. In keeping with Montessori principles of education, a uniquely prepared environment, the Atrium (classroom), provides encounters with materials and experiences that foster the child's innate sense of wonder and closeness to God. To read more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, click here.

Level I Atrium

  • Ages:  3 to 6 years (PK, JK, and SK)
  • Time:  Sunday 9:15 a.m. until the Peace during the 10:30 service*
  • Place:  Atrium I (Green Room downstairs)
  • Catechist: Sharon Campbell

 Level II Atrium

  • Ages:  6 to 9 years (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades)
  • Time:  Sunday 9:15 a.m. until the Peace during the 10:30 service*
  • Place:  Atrium II (Purple Room downstairs)
  • Catechist: Sydney Prather
  • Supporting Catechists: Teresa Betts; Atrium Assistant: Theresa Prather

* Atrium children begin in their spaces at 9:15, while adults and youth gather for their classes, and are encouraged to stay for the duration of the session. This allows children to continue their work, take part in our closing gathering at the Prayer Table, and process into the nave with other Catechesis to join the families at the Peace. 

Project Purpose for 4-5th Grade Children

  • Ages:  4th & 5th grades
  • Time: Sunday 9:15-10:10 a.m.
  • Place: Yellow Room downstairs
  • Leader: Julie O'Bryan

Project Purpose offers 4th and 5th graders a time and space to explore the realm of “prayerful art.” Child-led prayer and the weekly Gospel lesson open each session, followed by a time of reflective creativity using a variety of artistic media. Note: Parents may pick up Project Purpose children in the Yellow Room following 9:15-10:10 adult formation. 

Rite 13 for Middle School

Rite 13 for Middle School
6th–8th Grade; Location: Red Room, Youth Space
Time: Sunday 9:15-10:10 a.m.

Leaders: Director of Youth Formation Amzie Williams & Volunteer Parker Pippen
Rite 13 is a curriculum from Journey to Adulthood, an Episcopal youth formation series. The Rite-13 program assists young people as they begin to take the first steps of independence from their families into their own lives. The class creates a safe haven in which to explore new ideas, new interests, and new abilities.

J2A for High School

J2A for High School
9th–12th Grade; Location: Room 212 (adjacent McClure Hall)
Time: Sunday 9:15-10:10 a.m.
Leaders: Youth Formation Associate Addison Combs & Volunteer Jess Steenbergen.
J2A is a curriculum from Journey to Adulthood, an Episcopal youth formation series. Through Scripture reading, prayer, and fellowship, this class helps students create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills needed in adulthood.

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