Saint David’s is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love, and service to welcome all people just as God created you.

No matter your step on the journey or place in the story: our welcome knows no boundaries of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, economic condition, physical or mental ability, or age.

We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

 

SUNDAY SERVICES – 8 am & 10:30 am (with 9:30 am Sunday School)

Children’s Ministry

Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’” (Matthew 19:14)

on Children in Worship

Worship is the work of the people gathered together and should involve the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest. It is therefore the policy of this Church that all children are invited to remain with the community of faith and their parents for the entirety of the service. No child, just as no teen or adult, will ever be excluded or dismissed.

If a child and/or a parent so desire there are two opportunities for children, places where they might be more comfortable: The Nest and The Children’s Corner.

The Children’s Corner

The Children’s Corner is a comfortable place for children to be while remaining an integral part of the congregation during communal worship. It is located inside the sanctuary in place of the first few pews of one the seating sections. Quiet toys, books, and learning tools are provided.  

All children are welcome. The intention is that children can sit near or with their parents. The expectation is, therefore, that parents will sit in the section in which The Children’s Corner is located.

If this space interests you, please ask a greeter to show you the way.

The Nest

The Nest is the name given to our nursery/children’s room. It is where Children’s Sunday School takes place and is located just of the main entrance to the Church.

During worship, children with an adult guardian are welcome to use the space at their discretion. ​​

Sundays Together – an intergenerational Sunday School

Sundays Together is an intergenerational Sunday School where all are invited to participate together. We gather in the Parish Hall for a light brekafast followed by a lesson accessible for all ages. Parents are invited to attend with their children.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 in the Parish Hall and ends at 10:15 am.

Camp Wingmann (Summer Camp & Retreats) 

Camp Wingmann is a camp run by the Diocese of Central Florida. Located just outside of Avon Park, Florida, it is beautiful and holy place set aside for children, youth, and adults as place where they might encounter Jesus and grow in faith. 

Camp WIngmann runs a weeklong, sleep-away camp each Summer for children and youth. Chldren are first invited to attend the summer before their 3rd-grade year and can attend through their 12th-grade year. They also run several youth oriented weekend retreats throughout the year. Learn more about Camp Wingmann or register for camp on their website by following the link at right.

Saint David’s is commited to making Camp Wingmann accessible and possible for all children and youth. If you want to go but are having financial trouble please contact us.

Saint David’s Episcopal Church

145 East Edgewood Drive

Lakeland, Florida  33803

863.686.4143

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