Your First Time
We know it cane be daunting to go to a new place for the first time. Don’t worry, your kids will have a lot of fun. We want to make it as easy as we can for you to find everything you need.
Children and youth are welcomed to Church School by dedicated teachers at 9:30 Sunday mornings. After you meet our teachers and fill out a registration form, you may sit in the sanctuary while you wait for the service at 10. Or you may opt to take a walk to grab coffee at one of the coffee shops on Washington St.
St. Mary’s is at 258 Concord St. in Newton Lower Falls. There is plenty of street parking around the church.
Entering the Building
When you walk up the driveway, you’ll come to the entrance marked Church Office, the one with the ramp.
Youth and Children 4 years old through high school will meet in the Parish Hall.
There is not presently childcare for children infant to 3 years old on Sunday Mornings. We welcome these young ones in our service, and we invite you to sit wherever you are most comfortable.
What can I expect?
We do all sorts of things in Church School. We hear stories and sing songs. We do crafts, move around, and play games. The kids always look forward to the Christmas Pageant. We learn about Jesus and how to live our faith in our world.
The youth get to talk about how faith relates to daily life. They play games and make music. Some of them play instruments.
The children and youth will all rejoin the congregation in the sanctuary for the Eucharist each week.
Are my kids going to be okay without me?
Church School is staffed by qualified, dedicated teachers. We ensure class will be engaging and that your kids will make connections with the others present.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church follows the Safe Church policies set out by the Diocese of Massachusetts. St. Mary’s and DioMass take any allegations of misconduct or abuse seriously. We encourage you to share your story of current or past misconduct confidentially to diocesan officers who will take your claim seriously.
What should my kids wear?
Children and youth are invited to wear whatever makes them comfortable. We move around a bunch and do crafts sometimes. In the warmer months. When it’s warm enough, we may go outside. Wear something that would be fine if the kids make a little mess.
Let us know you’re coming!
Let us know you’re coming by filling out this form, and someone will welcome you!