Children of Redeemer

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Children’s Ministry at Redeemer

Realizing that children are the future of the church, Redeemer provides a myriad of ways in which children and their parents can “Take Their Place” in parish life to the fullest, building deeper faith, solid community, and stronger families along the way. We look forward to sharing with you all that Redeemer has to offer. Please note: All staff and volunteers who work with children (infants -5th grade) and youth (grades 6-12) at Redeemer have been screened, and have completed “Safeguarding God’s Children” training.

Jacki Boedecker
Director of Children’s Christian Formation



Join us every Sunday morning for Children’s Chapel during the 9 a.m. mass.

Summer Sunday Specials: Images of Jesus in Art is the theme for this year’s Summer Sunday Specials, our intergenerational Christian formation offering, on Sunday mornings in June. Jesus has been portrayed in as many ways as are imaginable. Without a photograph or film to document how he really looked, we can only imagine his face. For the first fifteen centuries of the church, the Bible was only in the hands of the priests, and as the general population was illiterate, the Church used the fine arts to teach the faith story to parishioners. Stained glass windows, sculpture, painting, iconography, mosaics and music were used. This June, we will look at some of the Images of Jesus in Art through the work of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, chrismons, stained glass, and icons. Join us Sunday mornings in Gillespie Hall, from 10 –10:40 a.m. Children under K must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not needed.

Vacation Bible School – “Be The Light” – July 31 – August 4, 2023. 9 a.m. – noon. For rising K-5th graders. For a glimpse at VBS 2022, link here.

Sunday School takes place Sunday mornings during the academic year, following the 9 a.m. mass, and Sunday afternoons as part of the 1 p.m. mass in Spanish. Register here.



Have Questions?

If you have further questions concerning baptism, 1st Communion class, children’s programming and opportunities, or just visiting Church of the Redeemer with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!


Click here to register for Sunday School

Click here to register to be an Acolyte



Acolytes and Choirs: Children grades 1 and up can serve as acolytes. Link here to register your child. Contact Beth Cave,  for details. Those in grades K-5 can be members of our world-class Children’s Choir. Contact for more information.

Children’s Chapel: Held Sundays during the 9:00 a.m. mass, children VPK and older leave for Gillespie Hall before the reading of the Gospel, and return for The Peace. VPK begins Sunday School in Chapel.

Sunday School: Throughout the academic year, a vibrant Sunday School program is offered weekly immediately following the 9 a.m. mass for children VPK through 12th grade. Redeemer feels it is essential for families and the church partner to foster faith that sticks. 10 – 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Classes are also offered during the 1 p.m. Sunday Spanish mass. Look for the directional sign outside the “red doors” to help you find your child’s classroom. For safety sake, children 3rd grade and younger must be picked up by a parent at 10:40 a.m. Register here.

Redeemer Kids bags are filled with activity goodies, and are offered weekly upon arrival at mass.  “Redeemer Kids” bags are available on Sunday mornings in the narthex. They are filled with quiet time activities. We invite you to use them, take any artwork you create with you after church, and place the bag back on its “home” rack in the narthex before you leave. Bags and their contents are disinfected weekly.

Nursery: Our nurseries are open year-round for babies six-weeks-old through those not yet four during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. For access, please press the Ring doorbell, located just to the right of the door to the 2nd floor reception area, in the Robinson Center. To learn more about our nurseries, link here.

“The Fourth Trimester… and Beyond” is a rotating Sunday morning offering for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all who love children, with a focus on health, happiness, and faith, and our shared goal of building a supportive, nurturing world as we journey with them through life. 10-10:40 a.m. Watch for our next four-week session here.


A sampling of Special Events and Weekday Programs

  • Sunday School – immediately following the 9 a.m. mass, and as part of the 1 p.m. mass in Spanish. To register for Sunday School, link here.
  • Summer Sunday Specials: Images of Jesus in Art – Sundays in June, following the 9 a.m. mass.
  • Blessing of the Backpacks – August 6, 2023, during the 9 a.m. mass.
  • VBS Celebration Sunday and “Sundaes on Sunday” – August 6, 2023, during and after the 9 a.m. mass.
  • Rally Sunday – August 13, 2023, following the 9 a.m. mass.
  • Parents in Prayer, August 10, 2023. Chapel
  • LOGOS 2023 – Wednesday afternoons in the Fall, 5-6:30 p.m. K-5th grades. Watch for registration.
  • Blessing of the Animals – October 1, 2023, 5:45 p.m. in the parish courtyard.
  • All Saints’ Wax Museum – November 5, 2023, 10 a.m., Gillespie Hall.
  • Advent Event – November 26, 2023, 10 a.m., Gillespie Hall
  • Parish Family Christmas Lights Tour via Trolley, Wednesday, December 6, 5:45 p.m. Watch for registration.
  • Christmas Eve Family Mass – December 24, 2023, 3 p.m. Live Nativity and a Special Visitor are part of this service.
  • Christmas Break Overnight Camp, DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center. Watch for dates and registration.
  • Bagels & Bacon in Bathrobes with a Movie – January 28, 2024. Watch for details.
  • Annual “Movie on the Lawn,” February 2024. Watch for details.
  • Just Do It! 2024 – Wednesdays in January and February, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  K-5th grades. Watch for dates and registration.
  • Little Hands, Big Hearts 2023 – Wednesday evening outreach during Lent, K-5th grades. Watch for dates and registration.
  • Children’s Procession of the Palms, Holy Week Tableaus, and Palm Sunday Petting Zoo – March 24, 2024, during and following the 9 a.m. mass. 
  • Flowering of the Cross – March 31, 2024, before and after all masses.
  • Easter Day Egg Hunt – March 31, 2024, following the 9 a.m. mass. No baskets, please.