Our oldest youth in grades 6-12, have the opportunity to explore their faith, form friendships and have fun all while in a group formed just for them. They will imagine and engage in spiritual practices as a way to notice God more every day. They will also engage in observing more critically the world around them, encouraging them to search deeper within themselves, their relationship with God and their roles as they explore faith and justice. We are a welcoming, active group that enjoys coming together. Meets Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm.
Kids ages 9 and older are invited to consider being an acolyte, assisting the priests in worship. Acolytes are a vital part of our worship team. Serving as an acolyte is a wonderful way to experience church and get to know other kids.
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church. We baptize people of all ages, from newborns through older adults. In Holy Baptism we welcome our newest members into the church and as a community vow to support them in their lives in Christ. Baptisms are held during regular worship services throughout the year, especially on
- All Saints Day
- Baptism of our Lord (Sunday after Epiphany)
- St. Peter’s Day (Sunday closest to June 29th)
Of course, we are happy to work with you to schedule a date that works for you. For more information on Baptism, please contact The Very Rev. Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office at 703-503-9210. Click here to view the Diocese of Virginia guidelines for the rites of initiation.
We offer Confirmation Classes for adults and teens who are ready to make a mature, public affirmation of faith, and to take on the vows made at their baptism for themselves. Confirmation classes invite participants to explore and deepen their faith and to learn more about the Episcopal Church as they prepare to re-affirm their baptismal promises. Confirmation classes are held once a year starting in the fall and end with a confirmation service during the Bishop’s visit in the spring. Contact Rev. Marlene Forrest at email@example.com or the church office at 703-503-9210 for more information.