Families at the Advent

From birth and Baptism to Confirmation and beyond, the Advent supports and nurtures children and families in their Christian lives. Read on to learn more!

Growing in Christ at the Advent

Sunday Nursery Care

Nursery care is offered for infants during the 9 am service (and for infants and toddlers during the 11:15 am service), and for toddlers during the 9 am service. To ensure the child’s safety and your piece of mind, all parents are given a pager when dropping off their child, and will be paged if needed.

Beulah Land - ages 0-3

Beulah Land is a Church School class for infants and toddlers (up to three years old) and their caregivers.  Besides singing and music, the Beulah Land curriculum is designed to help the very young and not so young develop a visual vocabulary of faith.  So if you have an infant or toddler (or know someone who does), please be sure to join us on the fourth floor of the Parish Hall on Sundays at 10:20 AM during the school year! Questions?
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Sunday School student

Church School - ages 3 and up

Church School happens every week after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Following Communion, our Church School teachers meet all children ages 4 & up at the rear of the church and head up to the third floor. The Church of the Advent uses a Montessori-based curriculum called Godly Play. The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using religious language – parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action – to help interpret the events of their daily lives. Godly Play teachers tell Bible stories using multi-sensory materials that encourage children to enter into the stories and relate them to their personal experiences.

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Advent Playgroups

Free Morning Playgroups at the Advent!

The sunny downstairs space of the church is opened on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-Noon for local families. Toys are hauled out and rugs are laid down for babies, toddlers and their parents to enjoy. This is a great space to meet other local families and keep warm throughout the school year!

If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please take a moment to fill out this contact form:


This way we will know more about you, and will be able to alert you to any scheduled cancellations.

New to Beacon Hill? For a handy printable map of neighborhood playgrounds, click here! (Opens PDF file.)

Family Community Group

We have an active Family Group that meets on the first Friday of every month for dinner at 5:30 in Moseley Hall downstairs from the sanctuary. We gather for dinner at 5:30, and the kids eat first, then we provide childcare upstairs in the Sunday School rooms from 6:30-7:30 so the parents can spend a little bit of peaceful time together. All families are welcome, and if you have questions or would like to be on the email list for Family Group, contact .