Rhythms of Grace is a worship and faith formation experience for children and families with or without special needs takes place on a few chosen Sundays of each year at 4pm. Rhythms of Grace combines a sensitive, mindful celebration of the Holy Eucharist with a wealth of developmentally appropriate, experience-based activities. It takes a full-bodied approach to worship and faith formation - engaging children from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes. It invites lively participation from each and every person and welcomes the whole community - the whole Body of Christ.
While it was designed by Audrey Scanlan and Linda Snyder for children on the Autism spectrum, many children with different needs including children with Down syndrome, emotional deficits and motor disabilities have found this worship meaningful, including children and families without special needs.
The service, which is between and hour and an hour and half, involves storytelling, therapeutic play and Holy Communion. The roots of Rhythms of Grace are in the Episcopal tradition, but all are welcome. For more information, please contact our Director of Family Ministries, Priscilla Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website www.rhythms-of-grace.org.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Rhythms of Grace is currently not being held. We hope to resume these services for families and children in the near future.