Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children and Youth Formation

Children & Youth Formation

Children of any age are part of our community and we welcome them as full participants in our common life. Calvary offers child care for infants and toddlers whose parents are attending Sunday morning classes and/or worship. The nursery is available for children under the age of three during the Christian Education hour, 10-11 a.m., and up to age 6 during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. We are staffed by experienced caregivers and have a pager system that will notify you if you need to return to the nursery. The nursery is located on Level A – look for the signs directing you to the room.

View the Nursery brochure as a PDF.

Sunday School
All children are welcome to attend Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. Newcomers and visitors are asked to fill out a registration card when they come to the classroom – no previous registration or church attendance is necessary.

All classes use a lectionary-based curriculum, Living the Good News, as a guide. This program uses the same readings for each Sunday that are used in church at Calvary and around the world, connecting what we hear in church to what we discuss and do in Sunday school. More information about this curriculum is available online at

The older grades incorporate other resources, such as Faith Lens (a weekly posting of discussion starters tied to current events), to deepen the conversation and connect what we say and do in church to daily life and service.

Classroom locations

There is a sign in the main lobby with classroom locations, and directions are posted throughout the building.

Pre-K and Kindergarten – Classroom (Level A)
Grades 1-3 – Classroom (Level A)
Grades 4-6 – Conference Room (Level E)
Grades 7-8 – Evans Room (Level F)

High School
Students in grades 9 through 12 meet in the Youth Room (Level G, through McClintic Hall) during the Christian Formation hour at 10 a.m. Sundays. This is a space to gather, reflect, learn, question, discuss, and build relationships in our community.

Confirmation Class
Calvary holds a Confirmation class for youth in grades 8 and 9 every other year to prepare for Confirmation. The class meets each Sunday during the Christian Formation hour. In recent years, this class has used Jenifer Gamber’s book My Faith, My Life as a guide. The next Confirmation class will be offered starting in September of the 2017-18 academic year.

Adults seeking Confirmation or Reception, please contact the Rev. T.J. Freeman.


Susan Roth, Coordinator for Christian Formation
412-661-0120 ext. 116;

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315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4388
Phone: 412.661.0120
Fax: 412.661.6077