What to Expect

Worship is central to our common life, especially on Sunday mornings, and you can read about our worship services here.  In addition to Sunday morning worship, here is some information about what you can expect when you visit St. George’s.

Nursery & Childcare

St. George’s welcomes children to all services. However, for our youngest children, we do offer nursery and childcare during the 8:45 service, The Table, the 11:15 service, and the 10:00am service offered during the summer months. Nursery and childcare are also open during the Sunday school hour and for special services throughout the year. Nursery and childcare open 15 minutes prior to the service.

Parents are invited to pick up their children to receive Holy Eucharist during the worship service. Those remaining in childcare during the 8:45am service and The Table will be brought to the sanctuary for a blessing and then taken back to their classroom.

Nursery

Infants | Room 102

Toddlers | Room 101

2-year-olds | Room 106

Questions about nursery? Contact Sandra Sarratt, Nursery Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 229 or sandra.sarratt@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Childcare

3- & 4-year-olds | Room 113

5-year-olds | Room 114

Questions about childcare? Contact Elizabeth Nash, Director of Children’s Ministries | 615-385-2150 x 268 or elizabeth.nash@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

Communion

Can I receive Communion at St. George’s?

All baptized Christians are invited to receive Communion. Those who have not been baptized are welcome to come to the Communion rail for a blessing. You may indicate your desire for a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest.

At what age can my child receive Communion?

This is a question many parents ask as they are striving to raise their children in the church. Once we are baptized, regardless of our age, we are welcome to receive Communion. Our Book of Common Prayer (p. 858) indicates that, at the time of baptism, we receive the inward and spiritual grace of union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family (the Church), forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. Once a child is born into God’s family, that child is welcome to participate in Communion at any time.

Children’s Chapel

Children ages 6-12 are invited to partipicate in Children’s Chapel at the 8:45 service. Children process behind the junior acolyte at the appointed time (indicated in the service bulletin) to Hampton Hall. Each week, children hear a story from The Jesus Storybook Bible, engage in an activity related to the story, and pray together. They return to the service during the exchange of the Peace. Parent volunteers co-lead Children’s Chapel each week, along with Laura Bruni, Children’s Ministries Program Assistant.

Questions? Contact Laura Bruni, Children’s Program Assistant | 615-385-2150 x 265or laura.bruni@stgeorgesnashville.org

Sunday School

We have multiple Sunday school offerings for people of all ages at St. George’s. Come find your place with us on Sunday morning.