A paid staff member & least 1 volunteer provide care for infants through age 4 on Sunday mornings from 9:30am -12:00pm. The nursery room is located on the 1st floor of the main building, just outside the Community Room at the base of the stairs.
Sunday School classes are offered for grades PreK-2 and 3-5th from 9:30-10:10am, and for Youth (6-12th) from 9:30-10:20am.
During the school year, children ages 5 years-5th grade begin 10:30am worship in the sanctuary with family, then depart mid-worship for well-supervised instruction and activities held in the Thomas Room which is located one floor below the sanctuary. On the first Sunday of each month, children participate in worship and communion with their families.
The children’s ministry includes monthly gatherings for PreK and younger children with their families. These gatherings include age level service projects, playground visits, fruit picking, and crafts to engage children creatively in multi-modal ways while allowing caregivers time to connect with other families.
This program for elementary-age children plans monthly activities that include opportunities for fellowship, service/giving, and faith formation.
God’s Kids Club
Faith-related programming is offered on some public school closure days. These days support families in meeting child care needs for Pre-K to 5th grade, and also provide opportunities for youth to volunteer and assist.
Kids’ Creation Care Club
With a focus on caring for God’s creation, elementary-age children are invited to participate in 3-4 times a year in a creek or playground clean-up or educational activity.
Middle and high school age youth are invited to participate in discussions, activities, and study around peace and justice, earth care and sustainability, and diversity and inclusivity. The group meets 1-2 times monthly and also participates in fundraisers, dinners, retreats, service projects, and mission trips
Our children and youth faith-based education is coordinated in partnership with our Christian Education Team and our Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Parish Life, Rev. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads. All volunteers have a background check done every three years and have been connected with our church for at least six months. We have a Safe Church Policy for working with Children and Youth that has different levels of training, depending on the level of care and custody for children.