An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ
We welcome your children in the service. We don’t mind fussing or fidgety kids in the pews, really!
A Children’s Talk occurs early in the service and the children are invited to come forward to sit in the front pews and listen to a talk prepared especially for them. After the talk, they will return to sit with you. If they aren’t quite ready to sit through a sermon, they can go downstairs for a craft. They will be brought back upstairs after the sermon.
From September through June our Sunday School class meets downstairs prior to the worship service from 8:45–9:30. We use a Montessori-based Christian education program for children in Pre-K–4th grade called Godly Play. The lessons consist of Sacred Stories, Parables, Liturgical Action, and Contemplative Silence. It is a spiral curriculum that will strengthen each child’s understanding of the stories of the bible, while also giving them the classical Christian language system to root them deeply in the Tradition.
During the summer we have Sunday School at 9:30 for kids Pre-K-5th grade during worship, right after the Children’s Talk. You can pick them up in the Godly Play classroom after the service.
We also have a Sunday School class for 7th through 12th grade that meets at the same time in the conference room upstairs across from the church office. This class seeks to expand their understanding in a wide array of topics related to scripture, spirituality, doctrine, and church life. Equally important, the class provides guidance as they wrestle with their questions about faith and seek to discern its role in their lives. There are several field trips planned this year to visit local faith communities.
For those 3 and under we have a Nursery. Parents are welcome to have their children with them during the service or to bring their children to the nursery prior to the start of church or at any time during the service. To find the nursery, go down the stairs adjacent to the sanctuary. This will lead you to the Godly Play classroom. From there, someone will take you to the nursery.
Our teachers are a creative group with a great commitment to their faith and our children. We welcome you to join our church family.