“But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” — Luke 18:16
All of God’s children are welcome in worship! Although we know it can sometimes be difficult to worship with young children, know that you are welcome and we are glad that your whole family is with us in worship. Find tips here or click on the image to the right for suggestions for making it easier and meaningful for your whole family.
Children’s Worship Bags
In the narthex (lobby) of our main sanctuary, you will find canvas worship bags. These bags contain quiet activities such as puzzles, coloring books, and more that help young people engage with the story of God during worship.
Children’s Worship is offered at the 9:27 and 11 am services. Children ages 3 to 8 are invited forward after the prayer of the day and led to special children’s worship space. Children are engaged in the scriptures and activities. During the 11 am services, children return to their families during the sermon hymn. During the 9:27 am services, Sunday School begins following the end of Children’s Worship. The children will move from children’s worship to Sunday School unless you indicate otherwise. Please note there is no Sunday School during the summer. It runs from September to May. Get more details about Sunday School here.
The nursery is available during all three worship services and the Sunday School hour. Child care is provided for infants through age 5. The nursery is staffed by a paid attendant as well as rotating parent volunteers. The nursery for 11 am worship is located in the downstairs of the Sanctuary building. Nursery for all other services is located in the downstairs of the Faith Center.
Children are also involved in worship leadership through children’s choirs.
Kindergarten to 5th Grade Choir: This group meets every Wednesday at 4:30 pm as part of our Kingdom Kids/EPIC program. They learn special music that is shared throughout the year at our 11 am service. They also learn to use percussive instruments.
3 and 4 year old Choir: This group meets every Wednesday at 4:30 pm as part of the Kingdom Kids/EPIC program. This very young group learns songs for worship, table graces and songs with lots of motions!