Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Children and Youth

Sunday School

Nursery and Rainbow Room

Where:   1st floor

When:     8:00 am to noon each Sunday along with other events

Who:       Children between birth and age 5


A professional staff certified in CPR and Safeguarding God’s Children work in our nursery, providing exceptional care during the Sunday worship services and for other regular and special events through the year. The nursery is for newborns through 5 years old.


Sunday School

Where:  1st and 2nd floor classrooms

When:    9:15 am each Sunday

Who:      Children between the ages of 3-11


Wonderful Sunday school teachers, Terry Young (3 and 4 year olds), Meredith Back (Pre-K and Kindergarten), Katie Gloyna, Lori Houghtalen, and Anne Morrell (1st and 2nd grade), and Gretchen Henson (3rd-5th grades) welcome the children into experiencing the Bible through a variety of activities that will reinforce the children’s knowledge of a loving and caring God.


For information about Christian Education contact the Director of Formation for Children & Youth, Mitsi Willard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Children's Music

Jr Ringers and Singers Christmas Pageant Rehearsal


In addition to Sunday school, our children's lives are also enriched by music. Our children's choir, the Cherub Choir meets for rehearsal every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Our Jr. Ringers and Singers meet for rehearsal every Wednesday night at 5:15 pm.


EYC & Jr. EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)

Sunday School for youth in grades 6-12 meets every Sunday morning at 9:15 during the school year.


During the school year, Middle School youth (Jr. EYC) meets every Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:00 pm. We join the parish in the Parish Hall for dinner at 6:00 pm. The High School youth (EYC) meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. Both groups have a Bible study, games, dinner, and fun! One Sunday per month, both groups come together for a Youth Super Party, where we have dinner, a guest speaker, games, and fun!


For more information contact Director of Formation for Children & Youth Mitsi Wilalrd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday, Aug 25 @ 8:00 AM
Back to School Bash Sunday, Aug 25 @ 9:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday, Aug 25 @ 10:30 AM
Swahili Morning Prayer Sunday, Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM
Breakfast On Beech Street Monday, Aug 26 @ 5:30 AM

August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest | ADDRESS: 602 Meander Street • Abilene, Texas 79602 PHONE: (325) 677-2091 |  Site by Church Website Design
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Welcome to Heavenly Rest



Welcome to Heavenly Rest! We are glad you are visiting our site and hope you will accept this invitation to become part of this faith community.  Together we seek to know the reconciling love of the God and share that love with everyone.  Beautiful worship, exquisite music, inclusive fellowship, generous outreach and excellent Christian education await you. We thank God that more and more people are making this church their spiritual home.  Feel the caring, sharing, creating and serving that God intended for your soul at Heavenly Rest.


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