Children and Youth

EYC: Episcopal Youth Community
For ages 12 to 18, we meet on Wednesday nights during the school year. Currently on break for the summer, this class will resume with the leadership of Lukas Turner, Crystal Ruiz and Elizabeth Franks. Kids gather for food, fellowship, and faith.
Also our childcare providers as well as all youth supervisors, complete SafeChurch lessons and background screenings. Plus proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Helpful Youth Links

  • Arkansas EYC Click here for ONLINE registration for AYE and Winterstar Weekends, Happening Retreats, and other diocesan events
 
 
Kid’s Chapel
 
Kid’s Chapel is open for 6 year olds to 11 year olds every Sunday during the 10:30 am service. This open and affirming community of youth learn about the Gospel of the day and Bible Stories from our lectionary calendar. We do crafts, music, and prayer.
Starting in August 2022, we are going to follow “Building Faith Brick by Brick” an Imaginative way to explore the Bible with Children.

Episcopal Kid’s Community

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sundays after our 10:30 am service for Episcopal Kid’s Community (EKC). We eat lunch together, play games or do crafts and this fall we will be practicing music for our children’s choir performance during Advent Lesson’s and Carols in December. This community is open and affirming to kids ages 5 to 11.

Vacation Bible School
We offer VBS every summer for our youth in Pre-k to rising 5th graders. This year we will focus on how our church is a church for everyone! In 2021 we spent 3 days learning about Creation Care and how we can be good stewards of our planet. In 2020, we did a virtual VBS over Zoom and YouTube of Compassion Camp, in 2021 we did a 3 day camp on Creation Care and in 2022 we did a week long camp on A Church for All. You can see the song we created here on YouTube.
Nursery ages Newborn to 5
Join us this Sunday June 12 as we reopen our nursery and welcome Jada Potter and Jireh Gonzalez as our new childcare providers. They bring experience and knowledge from their previous times working in church nurseries in Fort Smith and Springdale. Jireh is also fluent in Spanish.
Jireh and Jada

The nursery is open from 8:45 am until the end of the 10:30 am service. A light snack will be provided to the kids. Ages infants to 5 year old are welcome.

Also our childcare providers as well as all youth supervisors, complete SafeChurch lessons and background screenings. Plus proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

All volunteers with youth are background checked and must complete Safe Guarding children as required through the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas. For more information and a schedule of both EYC and Youth events, contact Family Director Melissa Simpson at 479-968-3622 or mleasimpson@gmail.com.
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