St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Ridgefield

Children’s Programs

Children at St. Stephen’s Church

Children are quite special to us at St. Stephen’s.  We recognize that each child is born with an innate sense of God. We do our best to make sure all children realize their sacred worth and know that God made them and loves them.  In all that we do in Children’s Ministry we seek to welcome children into a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn Bible stories, our Episcopal Faith Traditions, and feel a true sense of family at St. Stephen’s.

Helping Families Grow in Faith

Church School Registration 2016-17

We also invite you to volunteer to teach, become a storyteller, help with our family breakfast, or just be present for our children. For more information contact

Church School

Church School begins each Sunday at 9:50.  All church School classes are taught in North Hall. Around 10:45 all the Church School classes from PreK through 5th grade are lead by their teachers to the church where they join their families for Holy Communion and the remainder of the service.

Children experience a wide range of learning opportunities which include music, art, and dramatic play. Pre-K through 1st Grade learn the stories of the Bible in an age-appropriate way through story-telling and fun crafts. 2nd grade through 5th grade spend a good portion of their time together discussing important issues raised in the bible led by their teachers in an age appropriate way, followed by a story-based activity.

All adult teachers have passed a formal background check and have attended training.  Our church is a designated Safe Church.

There is a joyful noise going on during Children’s Church hour at St. Stephen’s.  We invite you to come be a part of it!

Church School Volunteer Sign Up 2016-17

This Past Sunday…  

Vacation Bible School

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Please join us for this year for “Heroes Central – Discover your strength in God” which will take place 9:00am-12:00pm July 10-14. 2017 and is open to children Pre-K4’s though 5th grade for campers; Grades 6-8 are welcome as counselors in training and Grades 9-12 as counselors.   Register at to learn more and  to reserve your spot today! Registration fee is  $100  (tuition includes CD and tee shirt). Scholarships/family discounts  available. Counselors are $20. Adults are needed to make this week  a success— please consider donating some time!