Children & Youth
Q: Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present is brought up in the Christian faith and life? A: I will, with God’s help.
– Vow made by parents at the Rite of Holy Baptism (Book of Common Prayer, p. 302)
In the Episcopal Church, it is the parent’s responsibility to educate children in the faith, a promise that parents make at the baptism of their child. St. Peter’s through its Sunday School and other education programs, seeks to support and compliment the work of the parents in bringing up our youth in the Christian tradition. Parents are encouraged to register and bring their children to Sunday School every week and to utilize the materials the children bring home to continue that education throughout the week.
Sunday School Hour
St. Peter’s offers Sunday School instruction for our youth during the September-May academic year in St. Peter’s Parish Education Annex Building, located at 110 West Church St. immediately behind the church from 10:15am to 11:00am on Sundays. All youth are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Classes begin September 22. 2019. Registration begins September 16 newcomers are welcomed to join classes any time during the year.
Preschool – Kindergarten: Classroom is on the second floor of the Parish Annex Building
Elementary Gr. 1-6: Classrooms are on the second floor of the Parish Annex Building.
Children’s Holy Communion Class: Instruction for those children Grades 1-5 who have not made their first communion or who have but whose parents would like them to have further instruction in the Sacrament. Sundays in Lent, 2020 during the Sunday School Hour, beginning at 10:15am.
Vacation Bible School
St. Peter's participates in a combined Wicomico County Episcopal Churches Vacation Bible School.
This summer's VBS took place July 7-July 11, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm and was open to everyone. The theme for 2019 was "Wizards and Wonders, A Hero's Journey with Harry Potter." Photos from this summer's great VBS held at St. Alban's is found on the VBS facebook page. (click on link). We plan to repeat the Harry Potter theme with new material for 2020!
St. Peter's Youth Group
St. Peter’s Youth Group is for all High School and Middle School parishioners.
We hang out in our own space in the second floor of St. Peter’s Annex Building. During the school year, we meet Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 5:30pm, unless we have some other activity or event we’re involved in.
All youth Grades 6 – 12 are welcomed to be part of St. Peter's Youth Group – sometimes the high school and middle schoolers will meet separately, and sometimes we’ll all be together, depending on what’s going on that Sunday.
For the past two summers, the Youth Group has participated in a mission trip. In 2019, we traveled to Rutland, Vermont. This summer's trip is to Charleston, West Virginia!
For more information, contact Youth Group Leader Mr. Atif Gaddis.
St. Peter’s Church awards two scholarships each year. The Van der Bogart scholarship is open to any resident of Wicomico County. The Reeves scholarship is awarded to a member of St. Peter’s Church. Click here for more information.