Children and Youth

 

 

Do you ever wonder how you might be able to talk to your children and youth about faith and religion?

If you need suggestions or thoughts on how to start the conversation with younger ones, we are here for you and them! Calvary’s Family Ministry Team will be glad to help, whether you are looking for an appropriate bible for your child, ways to participate in worship or a story to explain the concept of sharing. We understand that our busy lives sometimes make it difficult to commit to faith the way that we might like. Together, we can show your children that the presence of God is at church and home too. Parents are a child’s first teacher, so we want to support parents by providing educational experiences to reinforce what is being learned at home. During Sunday Studio and Sunday Youth we hope to learn more about God’s love by offering weekly age-appropriate lectionary lessons and corresponding activities that connect with themes parents hear in worship.

Our mission

  1. Equip children with the knowledge that they are loved by God and this community through fellowship.
  2. Encourage children families to grow in their relationship with God by providing times for education, prayer, and play.
  3. Give children, youth, and families opportunities to serve and give generously.

 

Children: Join us in the Lower Level after the Children’s Meditation for Sunday Studio to connect with each other through songs, lectionary bible stories, crafts, and games.

Childcare: Infants to 3 years: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Youth: 10 to 18 years: Youth are invited to sit together in the balcony and stay in worship through the sermon. Then they gather by age groups to discuss what they heard and experienced in the worship service.

 

Confirmation Class: Geared toward middle and high-schoolers who want to know more about what it means to be a person of faith, participants will learn what we believe in as a church and form a better understanding of what they believe in as individuals. Classes start in September and end in April.

 

Fellowship

Join in on our opportunities for our children, youth, and families to get to know each other.

  • Family Coffee
  • Family Night Out
  • Rooftop Playground Picnic
  • Weekly Children’s Choir and Youth Ensemble
  • Wednesday Playgroup
  • All-church Retreat at Mt. Hermon
  • Monthly Events

Volunteer Opportunities

Our families respond to neighbors within and outside of the walls of Calvary to share God’s love and take steps to break cycles of poverty. We put our faith into action through advocacy and service.

  • Meal delivery to families with newborns
  • Help with weekly Wednesday Playgroup
  • Participate in Pack-a-Sack
  • Serve at the InterFaith Food pantry at Old First Presbyterian Church
  • Make meals at the men’s winter shelter at the Unitarian Universalist Center in San Francisco
  • Chaperone the Annual Youth Mission Trip
  • Work with Calvary partners: Boys & Girls Clubs San Francisco, New Door Ventures, Raphael House, and San Francisco Achievers.

Children and Youth Activities