Children Ministry

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We take their interests and needs very seriously by offering opportunities for formation (education and spiritual development), fellowship, and service. Many activities (like Acolytes and Community Service) are offered for various age levels.

SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 – 10:40 AM
Nursery and Preschool to 2nd grade, Room 1
3rd to 5th grade, Room 4
For more information please contact rector_stambrosefc@att.net​

CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY EVENTS
Throughout the year, occasional children and family ministry events are organized such family movies in the parish hall, the Easter Egg Hunt, an annual pumpkin carving event and the Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m.

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BAPTISM
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church. Please contact Reverend Shane Scott-Hamblen for more information. rector_stambrosefc@att.net​

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Held for kindergarten and elementary school children every summer.
The Vacation Bible School has not been scheduled yet for the summer of 2022.

ACOLYTE TRAINING & SERVICE
This important church service is best suited for children in fourth grade or older. Acolytes are an essential part of the 10 AM worship experience. They are trained to know what they are doing and why they do it.

Youth Ministry

Daniel Tate
ym_stambrosefc@att.net

kids having fun outside

Our Mission
Youth ministry at St. Ambrose is about being present with our youth where they are and inviting them to grow in their awareness of what is right in the world and to live into the Love of God. Our program includes mentoring youth, pastoral care, creating opportunities for service and mission, teaching the Christian traditions of the Episcopal Church and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

SUNDAYS
Confirmation Class 6:15 to 8:15 pm (March 15 thru June)
Youth Sunday School – 10 to 10:40 AM
Middle & High School Combined Youth Group – 8:00am to 9:30 pm (as arranged)

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Youth Group
This is a sacred space for 6-12th graders each week to strengthen their faith by creating a safe community that engages issues relevant and important in the lives of our young people.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Confirmation is a choice to say “yes” to God. It is about making the commitment to God and the Church community that they will live fully into their baptism In preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and the laying of hands by a bishop, we explore the meaning of the Baptismal Covenant, the Holy Sacraments, and what it means to be a part of the Episcopal Church and wider Christian community. This class is typically offered in the spring and is for youth 7th grade and above. Please contact Daniel Tate. ym_stambrosefc@att.net

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
All youth are encouraged to participate in frequently announced opportunities to make a difference in a community. From visits to elder care homes, serving food to the homeless and hungry, sorting food at a food bank and raising money to donate to charities. A Summer Mission trip takes our high school students to other locations to work for a week with different volunteer groups.