Children and Teen Ministries
Holy Innocents is a vibrant, welcoming community in the heart of Noe Valley, and provides a space for families of every configuration to grow together in their spirituality.
Our 9AM service
God is huge, bigger than we
Godly Play I is for children aged 3-6 years old, and Godly Play II is for children aged 6-10 years old. It takes place every Sunday between our services, from 10-11am, except for the last Sunday of the month, when there is a single service and no Godly Play.
The Youth Group is a spiritual formation group for youth aged 11-15 years old. It is a combination of social events, learning opportunities, community service, and spiritual growth. We meet most Sundays for spiritual reflection between services, from 10-11am, except for the last Sunday of the month, when there is a combined service. Each year they have a theme and we use creative approaches to explore the theme and to deepen our spirituality together.
At our 9am Service, during the sermon,
Twice a year, our musical director and a soloist from our choir lead the Children’s Sermons for an entire month, preparing the children to sing an anthem in the 9 am service. These lessons prepare the Youth Choir through a combination of music, art, and storytelling. The children’s anthems are always an exciting and meaningful experience for the whole community.
Baptism is the ritual inclusion of a person in the Mystical Body of Christ and is a profoundly meaningful event in the life of any family. If you’re curious about baptism for your child or yourself, the clergy at Holy Innocents would love to have a conversation with you about what Baptism means in the Episcopal/Anglican Tradition and what it might mean in your or your child’s life.
The week of their birthday, each child (and most adults!)
Members of our congregation meet each Wednesday at 6:30 pm for a potluck dinner. Children and families are always welcome, and we always love sharing a meal with the younger members of the congregation!
We meet on the third Friday of each month, starting at entertainment an intergenerational evening of fun.
Periodically, we offer babysitting at the church on Friday night to allow a well-deserved break to parents in our community.
For more information about the children and family ministry at Holy Innocents, contact our youth directors Giuliana Titus