What Is the Right Fit?
Children learn about faith and church through experiencing them. We welcome children in worship and church mission and fellowship. We also provide age-appropriate classes on Sunday mornings. Take a look and find the right spot based on age and interest.
Children age 3 through first grade join teachers in their own special classroom to learn about Bible through storytelling. We use an approach called Godly Play that draws on highly visual storytelling and chances to respond to the story through art. The class meets during the worship service after the children's story.
Second through sixth graders meet at 10:00 at the same time as adult and youth education. This class draws from various curriculum to give this age more structured approach to learning about our faith and its traditions. Teachers complement storytelling with service projects, art and drama and other ways to experience our faith. Often the lessons of this class are coordinated with the activities of Children’s Fellowship. Recent activities include making a meal for the people staying at nearby emergency shelter, making gratitude notebook, and acting out Cross the Jericho.
Youth seventh to 12th grade are invited to an integrated youth program that includes regular Sunday morning sessions before church in addition to evening and weekend activities led by our youth and children's minister. Confirmation class meeting at a separate time is regularly offered.. Youth attend the worship service along with the adults and participate in all ways including reading, passing the offering baskets, passing the peace, and offering prayers. In April, they designed and led a worship service.
After the Children's Story during worship, children from 3rd to 6th grade often meet downstairs to grow in their friendships with one another. At one session, for example, the children made food for the homeless. Children's Fellowship is held on three Sundays a month, and children remain in worship on the other Sundays.
Child care is provided during Sunday school and worship for children through age 5. Our paid child care staff provide a loving and consistent atmosphere for our youngest church-goers. The Nursery is staffed from 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 pm every Sunday morning. The indoor space for this age group is located at the back of the social hall. We also have a lovely outdoor playground where children enjoy playing in fair weather.