Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the
joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient
wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love
whatever is just and true and good, following the example of
our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Sunday School program at St. Margaret’s is a vibrant community of learners, meeting from September – May during the 10 o’clock hour each week. Our teachers are a committed, caring group of adults who do an exceptional job of engaging their students on Sunday mornings. They each offer their unique gifts for encouraging and uplifting children in their belief in God and membership in the church.

​​Preschool and elementary school students are introduced to the stories of God and his people in the Old and New Testaments, the parables of Jesus, and the Saints of God through Godly Play, a Montessori based way of teaching developed by The Rev. Jerome Berryman.

YOUTH ACOLYTES

Youth are invited to begin training as acolytes at the age of 8 years old. At the age of 11, they begin to learn the role of Book Bearer. At age 14, they begin to learn the service of Crucifer and continue to serve through high school graduation. Youth acolytes serve during the 9 am worship service.

​The role of Head Acolyte is assigned by the Rector to one or two students in their junior or senior year of high school. Students in this leadership role take on the responsibility of helping to train, supervise, and coordinate the acolyte volunteers.

CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES

The Children’s Ministry organizes fellowship and formation activities for the children and youth of St. Margaret’s. Our “Young Maggies” program offers these additional activities specifically for children ages pre-K to 5th grade. 

Events:

  • Lenten multigenerational events - provide opportunities for families and other parishioners to gather together for formation and fellowship

  • Easter Egg Hunt

  • Movie Night

  • Vacation Bible School - involves a community-wide shared VBS experience participating with neighborhood churches, including Carrollton Presbyterian Church, Grace Lutheran Church, and St. Andrews Methodist Church

  • Private children’s event at Midtown Water Park

  • Baby Bee Rock Band Summer Camp - hosted by the band, Baby Bee, children learn to play various instruments, write original songs, and perform onstage at The Concert for Will (a tribute to one of our late youth, Will Garrett)

  • Monster Mash Children’s event - including costume parade and contest, pumpkin decorating, face painting and crafts

  • Intergenerational Advent wreath making event

  • Christmas Pageant

  • Youth Sunday - youth led worship service 

  • Backpacks Outreach - School Sunday classes rotate preparing backpacks of non perishable food for local middle school students who are at risk for hunger

  • Rite 13 ceremony - a liturgical celebration of the gift of womanhood and manhood for students who turn 13 at the 9 o’clock service held in the fall and spring 

  • Senior Night - a celebration of Senior students, honoring them as they prepare to graduate high school


Many parishioners support all of these activities with contributions of time and resources.

Looking Ahead

  • Adding a Ga-Ga ball court

  • Reorganization of the J2A Sunday School classes with specific programing for junior high (grades 6-8) and senior high (9-12) students

  • Parent Support Group: to link parent support with youth activities on Sunday and Wednesday evenings

  • Link adults with 6-12 grade youth as prayer partners/mentors; Establish quarterly intergenerational events in conjunction with youth Wednesday

  • Monthly Play and Pray Program to be held between services will provide time and space for family fellowship