What to Expect
Our worship service is held Sundays at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church located at 258 Concord Street in Newton, MA. Dress is casual.
The liturgy is centered on a reading from the Bible, followed by a sermon and the celebration of Communion. Worship also includes singing led by a worship leader, corporate as well as private prayer, and opportunities for silent reflection and meditation.
While we offer Nursery Care and Children's Church, please know that children are always welcome in the worship service and the sanctuary.
Our nursery rooms are designed to provide safe care for infants 0-3 years old from 3:45pm-6:00pm on Sunday.
Nursery 1 (0-2 years) and Nursery 2 (2 - 3 years) are adjacent to each other downstairs below the sanctuary. All children will enter and sign-in through Nursery 1, and older children will move to Nursery 2 as appropriate.
If you have special instructions for your child during the service, our caregivers will do our best to follow them.
We offer two children's classes for ages 4-9. Children are dismissed from the worship service before the sermon and escorted back to the sanctuary to either participate in or observe the Lord’s Supper at the end of the service. If you prefer that your child remain downstairs during this time, we will make sure he/she is cared for during the remainder of the service.
- 4-6 yrs old (pre-K-1st grade)
- 7-9 yrs old (2nd-4th grade)
While the needs of individual children and families will differ, we expect children ages 10 and older will choose to participate in the entire service.
It is our hope that our children’s programs will be a vehicle through which our children mature in their understanding of God’s love for them through Jesus. However, these programs are entirely optional and children are always welcome in the service and in the sanctuary!