Young families is one of our strengths. It is our goal to love, nurture our children together. While feeding the faith begins at home, no parent is alone! As a community, we desire to support one another, make disciples, and raise future leaders.
Every birdie welcome! The early bird catches the worm as we begin Sunday School for the 2016/17 year. Chickadees (Pre K) will be using the Gospel Light Curriculum; Cardinals (K-2nd Grade) are enjoying the Theo Curriculum; Hummingbirds (3rd-4th Grades); Eagles (5th-8th Grades) are doing a study on hymns. A nursery is available for birth to 3 years. The last Sunday of each month, all children’s Sunday School classes will come together for a time of music and Chorister rehearsal.
Sunday Morning Worship
Our Nursery is on the second floor of the Education Building for children under 4 years old during the worship service. The Nursery is staffed by a paid Nursery Director, Irene Davis, assisted by members of the church family. Ms. Irene teaches our toddlers about God’s love and his wonderful works.
We strive to include children in some aspect of the worship service each week: Children’s Messages are presented Sundays during worship. Children, 4 years old through second grade, are invited to come to the front of the church for a moment of fun and learning.
At the conclusion of the Children’s Message, the children adjourn to a Children’s Church, where they have the opportunity to learn about worship and practice worship on their own level. They will be escorted to the Children’s Church Classroom in the basement of the Sanctuary by the Children’s Church leaders.
On the fourth Sunday, the children joyfully take up the 10 Cents-A-Meal Offering during the Children’s Message. This teaches missions from childhood.
Children in fourth grade and up are invited to be Acolytes, lighting the candles at the beginning of the service, then extinguishing them at the end.
Periodically between September and May the Choristers (Kids Choir) sing during the worship service. (See our Music Ministry page.)
Wednesday Night Life – Kids’ Life
Wednesday Night Life for children has a new face! Kids’ Life CLASSES meet each Wednesday night from Sept. 7 – Oct. 26; Kids’ Life COMMUNITY are Wednesday night activities from Nov. 2 – Dec. 28; Kids’ Life CONNECTIONS will be popping up all throughout the semester – painting party, Bingo night, progressive dinner, bowling, ice cream socials, board game tournaments, service projects, tie-dye, lock-ins & more!
Children’s Special Events
Periodically we have special events for children. Plans are being made for a Gingerbread Workshop and Easter Celebration!
Vacation Bible School
Each summer the children (and adults!) enjoy four evenings of fun and spiritual enrichment. Our VBS begins with a fellowship supper each evening (so you don’t have to rush to feed the family before coming!).