Children & Youth
Church is one of those special and rare places in society where we pull the generations together. Our families are invited to opportunities to worship, learn, play, eat, and serve together among the generations, while also nurturing friendships and special times for children and youth to be with their peers.
Weekly we offer faith formation activities at 9:45 a.m. These activities rotate between short series on relevant topics about faith and life, intergenerational (iGen) faith formation and service projects, and Sundays where we simply eat together. A favorite topic during one of our series for children was LEGOS and the Bible and a favorite series topic for our youth was The Pressure for Perfection. Some of our favorite iGen events have been African drumming, Pack Shack (packing 10,000 meals for community food pantries), and our Pentecost birthday party.
Throughout the year we also have a youth retreat, iGen mission trips, youth mission trips, Milestone events for different ages including a child’s first Bible and confirmation.
During both worship services, we have a special family worship area toward the front with activities for children related to the day’s scripture and sermon. During the second service, we also have a worship enrichment class called Worship Plus, held for PreK-3rd graders who are dismissed from worship after the scripture for this class. We do not have Worship Plus when we have communion or other special worship experiences, as we want our children present in all of worship on those special Sundays. We have a nursery area off the Courtyard for children up to 5 years old with professional sitting staff. It is always appropriate to bring your babies, toddlers, and children to worship with all their wiggles and sounds welcome.
For more information about children and youth ministry, contact Brittany Porch, Director of Mission and Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.