Junior Choir (Grades 1-8)
We currently have 14 faithful and enthusiastic members in the junior choir who, along with the adult choir, continue to be an important presence in our church and at our worship services. The Junior Choir gives a much-anticipated performance of a Biblically based musical-drama once a year as well as smaller, more informal opportunities to hear these young voices.
All children in the first grade or older are welcome to join the Junior Choir. No music reading experience is necessary and there is no audition. The only requirement is a love of singing and a desire to praise God through music.
Amy Richter and Woody Entrekin rehearse the choir every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. from September through May. Please contact Amy for more information.
Sunday School (grades K-5)
Sunday School classes are a very important part of worship at St. Philip's. Sunday School is offered for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Classes are held weekly in the Parish House during the 10:30 a.m. service. Students should come to church at 10:30 am. The children will go down to the Parish House for their lesson following the 2nd hymn. Please contact Beth Horan for more information.
Cross Trainers (grades 6-12)
Youth in grades six through twelve are encouraged to participate in St. Philip's youth group called The Cross Trainers. The group is split into two groups - middle school and high school. Youth group members participate in the weekly church service as Psalm readers, Acolytes, and occasional greeters at church services. The groups meet on average twice a month for fellowship and focus on community service projects such as helping to lead Sunday religious services for the residents of the Hedgewood Home for Adults in Beacon.
The Cross Trainers have traveled to Schoharie to assist in community rebuilding efforts following devastation endured from Tropical Storm Irene and visited St. Miguel Academy in Newburgh to assist with the painting and preparation of the new school building.
In addition, The Cross Trainers have conducted food drives to support local programs, food and supply drives for local dog rescue groups and participated in a walk to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes. Most recently, the Cross Trainers became involved with the Midnight Run program, collecting and distributing food, clothing, blankets, and personal care items to the homeless people on the streets of New York City.
The Cross Trainers meet on average twice a month to conduct community service and enjoy fellowship. Please contact either Jennifer Sandlund or Carol O’Reilly for more information.
Junior Choir Director
Sunday School Director
Cross Trainers Leaders