Children & Families
Children and youth are integral to parish life at St. Martin’s. Our children nourish our communal faith through their sense of wonder and awe, and challenge us to grow through their inquisitiveness and even doubt. We, in turn, strive to nourish their faith by welcoming them into worship, inviting them into leadership roles, and providing them with formation opportunities rich in biblical storytelling, spiritual exploration, liturgical instruction, and real-life integration. We also offer opportunities for parents and caregivers to be nourished, alongside and separately from their children!
Kairos, St. Martin's faith formation program for children and Middle School youth, runs Sunday mornings during the 9:15 a.m. hour.
The High school youth meet on 1st and 3rd Sundays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the library on the second floor of the Parish House.
Children are welcome in all of our Sunday services. Our 8 a.m. service is a simple spoken Eucharist. Our 9:15 a.m. worship.together service is a brief participatory liturgy geared toward 0-5 ...
Parents Connecting: LentSaturday, April 4th, 2020, 9:00 AM
Youth Dinner Church - February 9, 2020
We had an awesome turnout at Dinner Church on February 9. A scrumptious feast and lively conversation was shared among the youth of Grace Epiphany Church, St. Thomas Whitemarsh, St. Anne's Abington, and our own youth from St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Thank you to the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel of St. Martin's, Emily Given of St. Thomas, and Duane Howard of St. Anne's for the photos!
What is Dinner Church?
"Dinner Church is a monthly offering where diocesan youth (6th-12th grades) can come together to enjoy a meal, celebrate the Eucharist, and engage in a youth-only conversation about tough topics in a safe and loving environment. This movable feast will be hosted by a different parish in the diocese each month so that youth can get a glimpse into each other's lives, understand our similarities and differences, and share our love for God and each other." - Diocese of Pennsylvania. Learn more on the DioPA Youth Ministry Facebook page.
Try the Trebles
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 we invited all children in grades 2 through 8 to try out the Treble Choir. They gathered for pancakes and a brief rehearsal, before leading the worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pancake Dinner 2019
Our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner hosted by St. Martin's youth.
Choir Camp 2019
A one-week blast through the liturgical year in song and games.