Children at St. Anne’s
Children are active, cherished members of the St. Anne’s faith community. They are not only the future of the church, they are the church today.
Children of all ages are invited to worship with their parents. We are an easy-going community that accepts and expects children to be children, and to be seen and heard. We encourage children to play an active part in the liturgy. Most of our acolytes are children and youth. From time to time, our children lead the beginning of our worship service with a hands-on ritual and prayer.
Everyone on our Children’s Ministry staff has completed the online anti-child abuse training course and had a background check as required by our parent organization, the Diocese of California.
Infants and Toddlers
Childcare is available in the Nursery every Sunday for infants and toddlers. Babies and toddlers are welcome to be with their parents as they prefer.
Middle and High School
Rev. Jeff is meets monthly with our youth on the first Sunday of the Month from 3-4pm.
The 2nd Sunday of the month is the Episcopal Youth Fremont, which is a joint program with St. Jame’s Fremont from 5:30-8pm.
Summer Camps in our Diocese
Every year several of our children attend Episcopal summer camp at St. Dorothy’s Rest, a retreat and conference center of our Diocese, in Sonoma County. Summer Camp is a rich Christian Formation experience. The Bishop’s Ranch also runs an Episcopal summer camp for children and youth. Scholarships are available through St. Anne’s and the retreat centers.
Our Playground is an integral ministry of St. Anne’s. It is open to the public, and is always popular on Sunday mornings.