Children & Youth

growing alongside children and youth in faith

We are called to support families’ formation, worship, and daily lives, and to nurture children’s growing faith through wonder, learning, prayer, and play.

In our Children's and Family Ministry, we serve children from birth through 5th grade and those who support them. We realize how much we need community and offer classes, programs, and outings to foster connections.

In Club 45, 4th & 5th graders can enjoy fellowship and build connections through fun quarterly gatherings. This ministry makes space for community among tweens not quite old enough for Youth Ministry.

Youth Ministry serves students in grades 6-12. Being a teen is tough during the best of times (an argument could be made that these are not the best of times!), so we love to walk alongside and support youts as they move towards adulthood. We meet on site twice weekly during the school year as a community to have fun together and learn more about God. On Wednesday nights we gather for dinner, games, a devotional, and close off the night with compline. On Sunday mornings, we gather to encounter Scripture in new and exciting ways, bringing all our questions, ideas, and ponderings about who God is and where we belong in the world.

Sunday Morning Offerings

Acolyte Ministry

Sundays, 9 and 11:15 a.m. services
Experience worship in a new way through service. Training provided, flexible schedule.

Children's Chapel

Children follow ministry leaders holding the Children's Cross out of the sanctuary at the Gospel reading and have their own lesson in the Grace Chapel on the 1st Floor. They will then return to the service at the Peace so that they can join in Communion.

Church Childcare

Childcare is offered during worship every Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for children ages 2 months through 4. The Nursery is in Room 112 on the 1st Floor. For more information, contact  .

Classes and Events

Summer Brick Bible

Sundays through Aug. 11
10-11 a.m., Sumners Hall
  • Throughout the summer, children hear a story from the Brick Bible and engage in community play while enjoying breakfast together. Youth and adults are invited to join this flexible play intended to allow for maximum conversation and inter-generational fun.
    • Kelsey Cooper, our director of Youth Ministry, invites teens to help the smaller kids build and meet for fellowship and check-in. 

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Splash Parties

Sunday, Aug. 11

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a back-to-school pool party. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Director of Youth Ministry Kelsey Cooper, including any dietary restrictions.

Sunday, Aug. 18

After our 10:30 a.m. all-parish Eucharist in Historic Church children, youth, and families are invited to grab lunch in Sumners Hall and then come down to the Labyrinth for a splash party! Bring swim gear, flip flops, and a towel with you to church!

Children & Youth Ministries Orientation

Sunday, Aug. 25

YOUTH MINISTRY - 10-10:30 a.m., Youth Room
Save the date for our return to regular programing after the summer where parents and students (grades 6-12) can get information needed to make the most out of youth ministry.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES - 10:30-11 a.m., Room 152
Learn about Fall offerings for Children’s Ministry. If you cannot make it to this meeting, please email Fr. Kristin. It’s going to be a wonderful year.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. High school and middle school students eat dinner at Café Divine together in Sumners Hall. Need dinner? Contact  . After dinner, we head to the youth room for check-ins, devotionals, games, and fellowship. 


“I like the sense of community in youth group. It is a very accepting space. Also the macaroni and cheese. And winning at Happy Salmon.”

“The culture is more open than other churches. I come because my friends are here.”

“I love the fun-loving and accepting community at St. David’s youth group! We can all come together over our differences.” 

“I love having a space to talk about my life and opinions judgment-free. Getting to interact with like-minded people my age every week makes life less stressful. I’ve made so many friends here and they’re endlessly entertaining.”

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St. david's episcopal day school

St. David's Episcopal Day School is a warm, accepting environment for students 18 months through PreK4, with a curriculum based on the theory of learning through play. We are NAEYC and Texas Rising Star Accredited, along with being members of NAES. School hours are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with an optional extended day program from 3:30 PM -5:30 PM.

We are open from August through May, with a summer camp during June and July.
Contact Head of School Kate Terrell ( ) or call 512.610.3534.

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