Our nursery provides care during our 10am Sunday service and our paid staff are Licensed and certified.
Children’s Church - EpiscoPALs
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church invites you and your children to attend our newly created EpiscoPALs. All children from infants to 5th grade are invited to join us from 10-11 am during Sunday worship.
Youth Forum Education
Our education program changes with the ages of youth attending. Our goal is to explore how we live the way of Jesus in our world. We spend time with weekly passages from Past East Kansas Diocesan events and the weekly church lessons. We meet at 9:15-9:45 am each Sunday at the same time Adult Forum is in session.
Youth Forum Education Schedule
Classes start the first Sunday after Labor Day thru the last Sunday before Memorial Day. We are a small church so we have some weekends off. The fall schedule of forums are:
September 10, 17, off
October 1, 8, 15(off), 22, 29
November 5, off, 19, off thanksgiving
December 3, 10, 17, off Christmas, off New Year
Youth Mentor Blog
"Where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name, I am with you". See our Youth Mentor, Don Hutchinson's Youth Mentoring Blog for his impressions.
Camp Wood – MEGA Summer Camp
Each year in June the entire YMCA camp is “invaded” by over 200 youth. One coined the term MEGA to mean “Many Episcopalians Gathered Altogether”. Youth completing grades 3-12 and are broken into 3 progams and actiivties are attended by age group. Activities include horseback riding, challenge course, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, soccer, basketball, tennis, and fishing. In addition to these YMCA activities, the Episcopal staff provides
further opportunities for recreation and spiritual growth. These include games and competitions, concerts, talent shows, dances, small group discussions, prayer, meditation, and daily worship.
Mission Palooza is a weeklong program in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area where, for five days young people are Christ‟s hands and feet in the world. The participants from all over diocese come together for community, mission, fellowship and worship. The event is for students finishing grades 8-12 of the
school year prior to the event.
According to our young people, Miqra is about making new friends, seeing old friends, having fun, and learning about the Bible and team work. This diocesan event is held every January at the Cathedral in Topeka and this year a second location housed the Junior High Youth. It is open to Middle school(Grade 6) and up. The primary focus is on reading the entire Bible during the 72 hour weekend.
As the youth take turns reading, other activities include worship, workshops, discussions, games, laughter and songs.
Happening is a weekend retreat put on "by teens for teens." It has also been called Cursillo for Teens. The program is focused on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ and centered on youth sharing their experiences and faith with other youth. Happening participants hear talks from youth and adult leaders on
topics such as identity, reality, prayer, faith, piety, and discipleship. Participants also spend time in small groups discussing the talks and engaged in activities. And of course there's lots of time for worship,singing, games, and fun.
about faith, family, friendship, and peer pressure. There is also rich worship with excellent music. And don't forget games, skits, and small group discussion.