Children & Youth Formation

We believe that every child, from the cradle through high school, is a unique gift from God--having an innate spirituality. We believe that as part of the Body of Christ children are equal members of our congregation. We strive to provide an opportunity for young people to develop a relationship with God.

Nursery

What -Nursery
Who- Children ages newborn to 3 years old.
When- Every Sunday from 9-30am-11-00am, September through May
Where- Nursery
Contact- Zach Dyrda , zachdyrda@stmaryspr.org or 847-268-3527
Description- All children from newborn to 3years old are welcome to our fun and friendly Nursery.

Grades 1 - 5

What: 1st-5th Grade Formation
Who: First through 5th Graders
When: Most Sundays 9:45am-10:30am from September through May
Contact: Zach Dyrda at zachdyrda@stmaryspr.org or 847-268-3527
Description: St. Mary’s welcomes the children between 1st and 5th grade to grow in their relationship with God and each other.  We meet from September through May at 9:30am-10:30am. The curriculum we use is Seasons of the Spirit. Our focus is to teach our children’s God’s ways, God’s love, and how to share that with people.

Junior High Youth Group

What: Middle School Formation Who: 12 to 15 Year olds
When: Every First and Third Sundays at 11:30am to 1:00pm between September and May
Where: Youth Room on the Second floor
Contact: Zach Dyrda at zachdyrda@stmaryspr.org or 847-268-3527
Description: Our children are invited to explore their faith through discussion and fellowship. During our time together, two adults guide the children through various themes, stories, peoples, and events from the Bible.