Children & Youth Ministry


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.


The Nursery is open from 10:15 AM through the end of the 10:30 service and is staffed by trained babysitters. Children 4 and under are welcome to come play in this space while their parents attend worship. Children can join their parents for communion time or remain in the nursery.