St. Margaret's Episcopal Church is a Christ-centered, grace-based, biblical-oriented, sacramental church in which all persons are invited to worship and grow.
CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
INFANTS & TODDLERS
For the youngest members of our Church family, infants and toddlers to age 3, St. Margaret's offers nursery services every Sunday and during the majority of other special services and events. Loving childcare is provided by paid, trained and dedicated staff, many of who have worked in our nursery for several years. The children are care for in a fully equipped preschool area and are brought to the church at communion time so they are able to join their family for a blessing during communion.
SUNDAY SCHOOL-CATACHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
St. Margaret's provides a wonderful program of religious education for children from age 3 through 5th grade. We teach the "Catechesis of the Good Shepherd," a world-renowned program based on the premise that God has established a pre-existing relationship with each child. Instructions help each child explore and deepen this intimate relationship with God in a prepared environment. Our 4th and 5th graders are introduced to "Living the Good News," a program that explores our Sunday readings and allows them to participate more fully in the larger church community.
WORSHIP SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
St. Margaret's Children's Choir provides regular opportunities for our youth to sing during the 9:30 AM services. Also, Children and Youth are welcome to participate in the Acolyte program, serving as part of the worship team under the guidance of the priests.
YOUTH PROGRAMS (6TH-12TH GRADES)
For parish youth, 6th grade through 12th grade, St. Margaret's Youth Group offers a safe and sacred environment for youth to encounter, develop and experience their relationship with Christ. Through a wide range of experiences, including Bible Studies, social events and community outreach programs, youth group members, guided by both ordained and lay youth ministers, are encouraged to ask questions, challenge concepts and share ideas and beliefs about God.
The Inquirer's/Confirmation class held yearly and is open to any teenagers or adults who would like to learn more about the Episcopal faith along with the option of participating in the rite of Confirmation.
WEEKLY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Father Rob leads a lively weekly Bible Study open to all women. The Class is usually held from 9-10 AM each Wednesday morning during the school year.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
The Daughters of the King is a chapter of the national organization of the Daughters of the King whose emphasis is leading lives of fellowship, service and prayer. All women are welcome to join the group as they seek to walk with God and spread Christ's Kingdom here on earth.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Men's Bible Study gathers every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. Join in to discuss Father Rob's previous sermon and review the parts of the bible he is referring to.
FRIENDSHIP DINER'S GROUP
The Friendship Diner's Group welcomes everyone! Members are divided into groups of 8-10 (couples and singles) who get together 4 to 5 times each year for dinner, brunch, lunch, picnics, etc. The hosts rotate and the venue is the choice of the host. This is a very congenial and low-key way to become better acquainted with you pew-mates!
PRAYER QUILT MINISTRY
The Prayer Quilt Ministry at St. Margaret's Church is a gathering of church members who meet regularly to make simple quilts for parishioners who are experiencing a difficult time in their life. The quilts are handmade by the ministry an upon completion each yarn piece is knotted and tied while a prayer is said for the recipient.
The Altar Guild is an inter-generational group of dedicated volunteers who assist the clergy in preparing for the many services for both St. Margaret's Church and School.