Sharing the Joy and Power of Life in Christ!


Emmanuel Episcopal Church is a supportive community that cherishes children and families. Our Children’s Ministry strives to create the very best programs and activities that will aid in the spiritual growth and development of every child.



The nursery program is available Sunday morning for infants to children 3.5 years-old from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Our professional staff is committed to providing you peace of mind while your children enjoy a comfortable and pleasant experience. All of our nursery attendants follow the Diocese of Southern Virginia Safe Church guidelines and are dedicated to the spiritual nurturing and well-being of children.

Children’s Formation


Be Bold!  Welcoming all 4th,5th, and 6th graders. Fearless preteen curriculum focused on acceptance, asking questions, and action! Sundays 9:00 am to 9:50 am in the activity room.

The Tree House :  K-3rd grade children program based on Episcopal Children Curriculum from the Virginia Theological Seminary. We gather for Bible stories, discussion, craft, and special celebrations.  Sundays 9:00 am to 9:50 am in the Day School room #3.

Children’s Chapel 


A child-focused liturgy incorporating prayer, Bible reading, playing acolyte, and various activities including games, meditation, songs, and art.  We meet in the Narthex before the 10:00 am service to join the procession then gather in the Chapel.  Children return to the sanctuary at the time of the exchange of the Peace in order to celebrate the Eucharist (Holy Communion with their family and friends.  Chapel is for children PreK 4 through 3rd Grade.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

This program is offered for preschool-aged children through fifth grade for one week during the summer. Each year our curriculum is planned around a different theme. Activities include lessons, crafts, music, and a celebration on the last day.