Children & Family Ministry

Learn & Practice

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We have childcare and children’s program for preschool through fifth grade children at both the 8am and 10am service.

Please know that the worship experience of your children is important to us. Children learn to worship by participating and we value their presence in church. We understand that they may not be quiet or sit still… but children will still be learning from watching their family pray.

Throughout the year, Nursery care is provided for children 3 years and younger at both the 8am and 10am service.

Also, we have an area for parents in our Brides Room at the right rear of the church, which has a restroom, comfortable seating, and a speaker connected to our sound system. Please know that we do not mind having babies in church, even crying ones, but this does provide one more option for parents.

Contact Cheryl Gärlick, Children & Family Minister: 925-254-3770 x16

Children and Family Newsletter

Supper Sunday

Join us for a different way to gather and grow in faith. Sunday Suppers are a periodic Sunday evening gatherings that welcome people of all ages to participate in learning, practicing, pondering, and investigating spiritual teachings from our tradition. Sunday Suppers always include sharing a meal together, and may include games, crafts, activities, music, prayers, and other ways to deepen and enrich our faithful participation in the teachings and practices of our religion.  

St. Stephen’s Children & Family

The staff and vestry of St Stephen’s Church is committed to supporting healthy family life grounded in values that nurture love of God, love of self, and love of others. St Stephen’s has since its inception shared a commitment to both Christian community and family life, which is why we were planted here in Orinda together with a grammar school (now our St Stephen’s Preschool). We continue to work to develop worship services and programs that welcome families and people of all ages and relationships to gather together for the sake of strengthening faith, developing spiritual practices, and sharing experiences that connect us to one another and to God in Christ.