Children's Formation


Life at GSL: Fall 2022 Guide of Worship, Christian Formation, Connecting & More

November 30 Update

The Feast of St. Nicholas. Join us for a time of story, cookies and cocoa on Tuesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. in the nave. Leave your shoes outside!

Children's Sunday Formation Groups/Sunday School (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
Please sign your child up for their group here.

Scripture, Saints and Songs
3*-7 year olds (PreK-1st Grade)
Location: Blue Room

Our 3-7 year olds Scripture, Saints, and Songs group will continue learning the church’s sacred stories through a combination of Godly Play and Catechesis of the God Shepherd methods. CGS and Godly Play are Montessori-based curriculum that beautifully tell the church’s sacred stories. It is deeply rooted in the Christian tradition and provides children with an excellent framework of biblical knowledge, our Episcopal Liturgy, and the liturgical year. Here is a list of Presentations for Scripture, Saints and Songs.

You can find more information about CGS here:
You can find more information about CGS here:

*3 year olds must be potty-trained to be in SSS group. Thank you.

8 - 11 year olds (2nd - 5th Grade)
Location: Green Room

Crossings is a Sunday Formation Group tailored specifically for 9-11 year olds. Crossings incorporates conversations about life, Holy Scripture and prayer with games and other activities to create a fun and meaningful time for GSL's older kids. This group also serves to prepare our rising 6th graders for their transition into EYC.

Children's Chapel meets during the 10:30 a.m. service. We return to the service at the Peace in time for Communion! We believe that our common worship on Sundays is not complete without our children. We also recognize that it can be challenging for children to sit through the whole service. At the 10:30 service we offer a homily during Children’s Chapel. During the sequence hymn, children from 3–12 years old are invited to follow the cross out from their pews into Tresvant Hall for a homily on one of the lectionary readings, as well as a chance to respond through art, song, activity, conversation, or prayer. Children return to their families at the Peace. A sign-up sheet for children and parent contact will be available on the Welcome Table in the Narthex. 

The Nursery will be open from 7:45-noon. We have wonderful Nursery Staff who love to care for our youngest church members!

Volunteers Needed. We are weeks away from starting our program year, which includes children's formation hour. We are in need of classroom shepherds/teachers, assistants, and hall monitors. The commitment can be once or twice a month from 9-10:30 a.m. on Sundays. We are also building up our Children and Family Special Event Squad and have many ways you can use you time and talents to serve our kids. Please see Anthony before or after services or contact him by email.

For more information and to be added to the children's formation email list, please contact Director of Children and Family Ministries Anthony Calzia.

October 2 Update

GSL's New Director of Children & Family Ministries

Welcome Anthony Calzia, GSL's new Director of Children & Family Ministries.  Read more about Anthony here.