Children & Youth

Our Mission Statment:

St. Peter’s Children’s and Youth Ministries love, inspire, and equip children and youth to be disciples of Christ and faithfully serve their community.

Sunday School Hour   New Orange First Look and Orange 252 Kids Videos each week plus monthly video lessons by Fr. David and Rev. Adele
Because we are not yet able to offer weekly in-person Sunday School instruction, we will be sending out weekly videos and materials produced by Orange for parents to share with their child. These are videos that teach children about God's love for them, about following Jesus and include some fun songs with dance moves! As the year progresses, we hope to meet in-person outside and again in our Sunday School building. We miss our students and cannot wait to see you all again soon!
Register with your email and get access to the weekly video and lesson! All children, Preschool through Grade 5 are welcome to participate in our Sunday School!  Click on the registration form below and we'll be in touch! Enjoy a preview of these videos below. Please register with us to continue to get access to these each week! 

Here is the link for the Preschool Video for Sept. 27. 

Here is the link for Grades 1-5 for Sept. 27. 

Below are links to publications that may be helpful for parents.

Click here for 2020-21 Sunday School Registration Form

Sunday Paper Publications:

Proper 21 is for Sept. 27; Proper 22 is Oct. 4; Proper 23 is Oct. 11. Each paper is about that Sunday's readings and themes. Illustrated in black and white for kids to color!

Proper 18     Proper 19     Proper 20

Proper 21    Proper 22     Proper 23

More About St. Peter's Sunday School!

St. Peter's Sunday School welcomes all children ages 3-Grade 5. We meet in our St. Peter's Education Annex each Sunday between the 9 am service and the 11 am service. Teachers are church members who have gone through background checks and training. We always have 2 adults in each classroom per our Safeguarding God's Children guidelines. We use a curriculum that is lectionary based, meaning the lesson is associated with one of the readings from the church service. We want children to associate what they hear in church with a lesson that they can relate to. During the year we are involved with outreach, making bags of personal supplies for students at our partner school Wi-Middle. We also make cards for parishioners and those in the community who need cheering up. We visit our neighbors at John B. Parsons Assisted Living and spend time with residents. Each winter we make dignity bags filled with personal supplies for our homeless men who stay in our church for a week. We enjoy a yearly visit from the Bishop who loves to teach us a lesson. There is also an Advent party, Lent Activity, Easter Egg Hunt, and End of Year Party Annually. Sunday school takes a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas for a Christmas Pageant.

Vacation Bible School

St. Peter's participates in a combined Wicomico County Episcopal Churches Vacation Bible School. In July 2019, St. Alban's hosted VBS, using a creative version of Harry Potter. We enjoyed the fun of being sorted into Houses of Hogwarts and then hearing the story of Jesus calling his disciples.

The 2021 VBS, at St. Peter's, will be based on the Harry Potter story, The Chamber of Secrets, using Bible stories. We look forward to more fun at next summer's VBS!

St. Peter's Youth Group

St. Peter’s Youth Group is for all High School and Middle School parishioners.  

Coming soon! Plans for Youth in process!  Weekly communications continue to be sent by our Youth Group Leader, Mr. Atif Gaddis.

Below are links to publications that may be helpful for parents.

Never Better A Time For Family Prayer
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide - PreSchool
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide - Elementary
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide - MS
Crisis Parent Conversation Guide - HS
Anxiety Parent Conversation Guide - MS
Anxiety Parent Conversation Guide - HS

Scholarships

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.

children at parish picnic 2019 (3)
Sunday School kindergarten 2019
Sorting Hat Harry Potter VBS 2019