Children & Youth at All Saints'
All Saints' Episcopal Church - 15 Basking Ridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946 - Phone (908) 647–0067 - Fax (908) 647-7349
Babies and toddlers are always welcome in worship with their parents. In addition,there is a cheerful and fully staffed nursery in the lower level of the Church for infants through three year olds, reached by the stairs next to the side entrance.
Our care providers Jill and Ella have received the Safeguarding God's Children training.
Sunday School meets at 10 am. Children in Grade 2 and older join their families in worship at the Peace (about 10:40 am). Our youngest class begins their session with worship in their classroom. On the first Sunday of the month there are no classes and children and parents attend a Family Service together at 10 am.
Where do the Classes Meet?
PreK-Grade 1 meets in the Lower Room of the Parish House (building next to the parking lot).
Grades 2-5 meet in the lower level (Undercroft) of the Church, accessed from the stairs next to the side entrance).
Grades 6-8 meet in the Rath House living room, the stone house next to the Church on the Basking Ridge Road side.
High School Class meet in the Parish Hall (upstairs) on the 2nd & 4th Sundays.
Our kids and teens share their talents with the parish community!
The first Sunday of the month children, youth and adults worship together at the 10 am service. Their is a kids' homily, a youth reader for the Scripture lesson, and we have prayers for birthdays and anniversaries. When there is Family Worship there is no Sunday School.
Eucharist Instruction Class
This class is offered for children in Grade 2 during Easter season to learn more about the sacrament of Holy Communion., s another step in their Christian education and spiritual development.
Scouting at All Saints'
All Saints' is the chartering organization for Boy Scout Troop 56 and Cub Scout Pack 56, both of Long Hill Township. The Troop Committee and various Cub dens meet here. Girl Scout troops and the Long Hill Township Girl Scout Leaders also gather at All Saints'. On the first Sunday in March we hold and annual Scout Sunday. We are also blessed by volunteer efforts that various Scout groups offer back to the Church.
Our high school students serve as acolytes and readers, and offer service and leadership to the parish in many ways. Twice a month they meet for class or activities.
Confirmation classes are offered for young people in either Grade 9 or 10. It is an opportunity for teens to explore faith, ask questions and make some choices for themselves. Confirmation takes place during Easter season at Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark.
Fun Events Throught the Year
Ice Cream Social, Trunk or Treat, St. Nicholas Sunday, Nativity Pageant, Epiphany Party with a Pinata, Bowling Party, East Egg Hunt and Banner Making, Year-end Pageant, Parish Picnic.
A Prayer for Young People
God our Father, you see your children growing up in an
unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ Book of Common Prayer