Children & Youth Ministry


The Nursery is for those 4 years old and younger.

The Nursery opens at 10:15.  Children may join their parents at communion time or stay in the nursery.


Thrive (Children, Youth, & Family Ministry) is the Sunday morning children’s program at St. Stephen’s for children ages 4 and up.

From September through May, we meet during the 10:30 service. The children gather in the church to process with the choir during the opening hymn, then head upstairs for their class.

Every Sunday, we have fun through play, song and hands-on activities.  All this takes places in an environment that honors the questions that the children bring and integrates their growing faith with the progressive Christian theology of St. Stephen’s.

Thrive is facilitated by Rachael Smith.


During the summer months the children of St. Stephen’s learn about art and explore their creative potential in a secular art education program taught by talented and qualified instructors.  MAKE classes take place Sundays during the 10:30 service for 5-6 weeks.