children

Children are an important part of our congregation. Jesus wanted children near him. They are not just the church of the future but part of the present body of Christ.  


We welcome children in all worship services. God put the wiggle in children...don't feel like you need to suppress this in God's house. Check with an usher for an activity bag.


Children are invited to begin the day upstairs in the Worship service.  After the Gathering Music the children will go Sunday School downstairs in our education building. All of our Sunday School volunteers are Safe-Sanctuary trained and have had a background check.


During the 8:45 outdoor and 10:00 am service in the sanctuary, a nursery is provided for infants and toddlers and childcare for children under 6 years old. It is located downstairs in the education building adjacent to the sanctuary.  We have a paid certified staff member and a Safe-Sanctuary trained and background checked volunteer in the nursery at both services.


children's sunday school

Sunday School is offered during the 10:00 service.  After the Gathering Music, we go downstairs to the children's wing together. 


We gather in the double Sunday School classroom (Room 112) for age-appropriate Sunday School classes at 10:15 AM.


Nursery (Infant to age 1) -- Room 108


On Holy Communion services, we return to the sanctuary and share the meal. Other weeks, parents come downstairs after the service.

What's next?

  • "make a joyful noise" children's choir / bell choir

    The "Make a Joyful Noise" children's choir and bells practice during the year following the Sunday School hour. Practice includes lots of fun as well! The choir will sing on Palm Sunday, and the bell choir will play on Easter Sunday.

  • august 2021 - blessing of the backpacks

    Begin the school year on the right path! 

    Bring your backpack on blessing Sunday. In the worship services the congregation will say prayers for you and your teachers. Rev. Michael will take a moment for each student:

    Bless, O Lord, this backpack and the child who will use it. 

  • trunk or treat / fall festival: October 24, 2021 - 4:00 pm

    Fall Festival in October: hayrides, games, a pine straw maze and Trunk or Treat goodies. Kids come dressed in costumes.


  • Christmas pageant: December 19, 2021

    Young Children's Christmas Pageant:

    Each Advent season, the children present a short play based on the Christmas story on one of the first Sundays in December.