Children & Youth
Wondering together is a community’s way of remaining open to the Holy Spirit, shaping and deepening our knowledge of God
This time spent wondering together produces thinking Christians who can enter into dialogue, share their experiences of God, and together discover God’s calling for them. Come wonder with us!
Infants & Preschoolers
Nursery Care is offered at most church services, and the nursery which is stocked with age appropriate toys and books is located at the main entrance. There is also a quiet corner in the back of the church with a rocking chair, books, weekly children’s bulletins and crayons.
Godly play: ages 5-12
grapple: grades 6-12
Youth Group is a place for Middle School and High School teens to gather for fun, fellowship, faith formation and service. The group meets periodically throughout the year, usually on a Sunday evening. Some of the group’s recent activities have included sharing stories and games around a backyard fire pit, nature walks, food preparation for the Saturday Evening Meal program, and painting rainbow stripes on the crosswalk nearest the church.
third grade +
Communion Class is a special opportunity for students in Third Grade and older (and their parents) to learn about the meaning and practice of this sacrament. Participation in this class is not a pre-requisite to receive communion. Our communion table is open to all who wish to know Jesus because we believe that Jesus invited all people to share at a common table. Anyone of any age is welcome to receive communion. For children, this decision usually involves a conversation with parents.
The Communion Class explores the meaning of sacraments as a gift from God, the parallels between communion and the Passover meal, the Bible story of the Last Supper, and the promise that Jesus is with us when we share this simple meal. We also learn how the Deacons prepare communion each week and bake bread that will be served to the congregation. Lastly, we climb the steeple together and sign our names on the walls that surround our historic clock mechanism.
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