May love lead community in such a way that each child experiences God’s love more fully in their lives — as they grow in relationship with God, caring adults, and their peers.
8:30 am - Early Service (chapel)
10:00 am - New Service (sanctuary) and "Worship & Wonder" Children's Time
11:15 am - Education Hour (classes for children, youth and adults)
9:45 - 12:15 - Nursery Care
Nursery (Infants & Toddlers Up To Age 3)
Our youngest friends are welcome in the nursery, where they are well-cared for by experienced staff and volunteers in a loving, safe environment. Kids build connections with others, listen to fun faith music, play, snack, and receive lots of love. Room 213, on the Main floor. For this age group, you’re encouraged to bring food, milk, etc. that work for your child; we always have cheerios on hand! Children are also welcome to stay with their grown-up(s) if you prefer, in the sanctuary or in the “Lullaby” cry room in the balcony suited with rocking chairs.
"Worship & Wonder" Children's Time (Age 3 Up To 5th Grade)
Preschool and elementary age children are invited to sing, dance, and worship with the intergenerational congregation at the beginning of the 10:00 am worship service in the sanctuary. After opening songs and prayer, children are escorted to their respective Sunday School classrooms where they learn about God’s love through Bible stories, games, and crafts with their peers and caring adults. Snack provided.
Special events for children include: the Joyful Singers choir sharing music in worship services, Trunk or Treat, family meetups, activities for Advent and Lent (to prepare for Christmas and Easter), Christmas and Easter celebrations, grade level Promotion Sunday, and Vacation Bible Fest! See our calendar of events here.
A library of children’s books and DVDs is located in Room 111. You are invited to check out items and utilize this wonderful resource.
For more information about Children's Ministry please contact Rev. Michelle Harris-Gloyer or call (503) 363-9273 or download our brochure here.