Children

Birth-3rd Grade

We celebrate all children from newborns through 3th grade, and include them as a vital part of our church family. Each time a child is baptized, the members of the congregation make a stated promise to provide nurturing opportunities for worship, study, and fellowship for our children, and to assist parents in their role as the primary nurturers in their children’s faith development.

NURSERIES

Professional caregivers (with additional volunteers when needed) staff two nurseries from 7:45 am to 11:45 am every Sunday morning in rooms 112 and 114. For children ages birth through 5 years old. The nurseries are available for worship services and most special programs that take place on days other than Sunday.

CHURCH SCHOOL

Your children are invited and encouraged to participate in an age-appropriate Church School class designed to foster a fun approach to learning the stories in the Bible and the foundations of our Christian faith tradition while building relationships. Church School is offered every Sunday morning (except for the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday) throughout the school year from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

CHILDREN’S TIME IN WORSHIP

A special Children’s Time is offered during the 10:30 a.m. traditional and 10:10 a.m. alternative worship services. Children are invited into a short conversation with an adult who offers the morning sermon message at a level appropriate for toddlers and younger children.

Children ages 1st through 3rd grade are invited to participate in worship leadership during the 10:30 a.m. traditional and 10:10 a.m. alternative worship services as scripture readers or by leading the Affirmation of Faith. Contact Trish Brown for more information.

WELCOMING CHILDREN TO THE LORD’S TABLE

The Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Table class is for all 1st through 5th graders and their parents to help prepare children for their participation in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion). We offer this class annually, and parents decide when the time is right for their child to participate. The class includes a variety of hands-on activities that will enable parents and children to learn and talk together about the meaning and significance of the Lord’s Supper for their lives.