Connect, Grow, Serve
Program Leader: Meredith Lamarche, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children are a vital part of our ministry. We invite children to have fun and learn about God’s love for them. We offer activities for 2-year-olds through fifth graders. Contact Meredith at email@example.com to be added to our email list.
Children's Sunday School
Preschool Sunday school: Meeting in room 208, our preschool Sunday school class uses the Spark curriculum and is designed especially with children ages 3-5 in mind. The preschool choir is also woven into their Sunday morning class experience.
K-5th Sunday School: Elementary Sunday school meets currently in three different rooms from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Kindergarten/1st grade meets in room 313. 2nd/3rd grade meets in room 314, and 4th/5th grade meets in room 309. K-5th Grade explores foundational biblical stories through the Godly Play curriculum to promote wondering and foster faith formation in developmentally appropriate ways. In addition, acknowledging that our 4th/5th grade students are becoming preteens and likely have deeper questions about the Bible, we spend additional time exploring our Bibles, how to use them, and other related concepts.
Children’s Choir: Come lift your voices to God with us in our children’s choir. Preschool children have choir as part of their Sunday school class at 9:15 a.m. in room 208. Children in grades K-5 are invited to attend choir in Hughes Hall following our 10:30 a.m. worship service. It will conclude by 12:30 p.m.
Making Space for Children During Worship
Nursery care: Quality, faith-based care for our littlest friends (infants – age 3) is available in the nursery, room 207, Sunday mornings beginning at 10:15 a.m..
Children’s Church: We are blessed by the presence of children in our community and welcome their wiggles and giggles. Held during our 10:30 a.m. worship service, children are invited to a worship experience specifically designed for ages 3-5th grade. Children will encounter God in new and exciting ways as they grow their faith through engaging and interacting with a weekly message, activity, and more. Children start in the sanctuary with their parents and follow the leaders out after the children’s story. They return to the sanctuary prior to communion each Sunday.
In Progress - Children’s Wiggle Corner: You may notice a change in set up near the children’s worship bags in the atrium as we transition this space over the coming weeks into a Children’s Wiggle Corner. As an act of welcome and hospitality for families with young children, this space will be transformed to hold more children’s worship bags, a collection of soft toys, a child-friendly table and chair set up, and some Bible-based books for kiddos. Parents with young children are free to choose what works best for them at any given time, be that joining everyone in the sanctuary, using the nursery, or checking out the wiggle corner; first and foremost, you and your children are welcome as you are, wiggles and all, in whatever space you choose to worship and gather with us.
Help Refresh Children’s Worship Bags: We’re looking for one or two volunteers who are interested in helping to refresh the children’s worship bags each week by disposing of used materials and restocking them with new resources supplied by the church. Contact Meredith Lamarche for more information or to volunteer.
Children’s church needs volunteers! If you are interested in helping with this mid-worship activity, please email Meredith, firstname.lastname@example.org.