For it was you who formed my inmost parts; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works.
— Psalm 139:13-14
SUNDAY FAITH FORMATION
Sunday School is held each week for children ages Pre-K-5th grade from 9:15 am until 10:00 a.m. (Sep.-May). We use the Spark Lectionary Program, carve out time for learning, reflection, and play.
We encourage children to be a part of our worship services each week. There are activity bags for children 9 and under in the front and rear foyers. Many parents find that sitting near the front helps their children to participate more fully. Don’t worry if your child is noisy. Their presence reminds us of all that is good in the world. Check out an online version of our “Worshipping with Children” pew card.
Children are provided their own bulletin with Scripture readings and activities. Each bulletin has discussion starters for parents and children.
Children’s sermons take place on the 1st Sunday of the month.This year’s theme is “Fruit of the Spirit,” taken from Galatians 5:22-23. Each month, children will learn about a different fruit with follow-up to occur during Children’s Chapel on the 3rdSunday of each month
Children’s Chapel takes place on the 3rd Sundays during the 10:15 service and provides children ages 4-7 an opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate worship. Children depart after the opening Hymn of Praise and return to their parents at the Peace.
Children ages 8 and older are invited to serve as readers, acolytes, ushers, and musicians. Training is held twice a year.
Our nursery is open for children 5 and younger every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and is staffed by two trained volunteers with certification in Safe-Child Standards. The nursery is also always looking for volunteers who are willing to serve as substitutes or as extra help on days that have particularly large attendance. Contact the church office if you are interested in signing up.
4th Sunday Families
On the 4thSunday of each month we invite a different family (2 months—100 years of age) to create (draw/paint/build) the bulletin art and serve as ushers, and greeters at either the 8:00 or 10:15 worship service. If you would like, you can even bake the bread for Communion.