Infant nursery is available for children ages 6 months to 18 months. (Babies must be able to sit without support before they are able to attend nursery.) Infant nursery is a safe and warm environment where children engage in free play.
Infants can be checked in and dropped off before the worship service begins. Parents pick their children up during the Passing of the Peace so that children can participate in the Eucharist.
In nursery, our toddlers participate in a loosely structured Toddler Worship which includes “circle time” with music and a story followed by coloring, snacks, and free play. This program uses music, movement, crafts, and story-telling to introduce children to the Bible. Each week the story is designed to shine a spotlight on Jesus, whether we are in the Old or New Testament.
Children ages 18 months to 3 years can be checked in and dropped off for Toddler Worship before the worship service begins; parents pick their children up during the Passing of the Peace so that children can participate in the Eucharist.
Children's Chapel is a formative time of liturgy, song, and prayer in which the children are learning - how we worship. Following the time of worship, children hear God’s word on an age-appropriate level.
Children PREK 3 through 2nd grade follow the “Godly Play” curriculum--a multi-sensory, Montessori-based approach to learning the core stories of the Old and New Testaments. Children use beautiful, hand-crafted materials to explore, wonder, and play.
Children 3rd grade through 5th grade learn through catechesis and Bible study. Our focus during this time is biblical literacy as the children learn God’s story of redeeming his people and the basic tenets of the Christian faith.
It is not simply enough to learn about Christ; therefore, our aim is to share God’s word in such a way that the children will meet Jesus and come to know him personally as the one who rescues us and welcomes us into the family of God.
Children are dismissed for Children's Worship during the worship service. Parents pick their children up during the Passing of the Peace so that children can participate in the Eucharist.
Youth (ages 11-18) remain with the adults throughout our services. Children in 6th through 8th grade attend Sunday School once a month, where they study the Bible and Christian theology. Youth are also encouraged to participate in the worship service through serving, whether as a greeter, on the music team, or as a children’s ministry helper. Liturgical worship is formative for everyone, including youth. Singing, praying, hearing God's word, and feasting at his table alongside believing adults nurtures their faith. Every other year, we offer a catechesis class for youth who are preparing for confirmation.