It takes a village…
We want to be your village. A community of support that will have your back through all the ups and downs of parenting. Whether it’s “you can’t have chicken nuggets for dinner every night” or “you were supposed to be home by 10:00” — we’ll be in your corner.
We’ll be in your kids’ corner, too. We’ll believe in them. Cheer them on and celebrate with them. Know them by name. Know their stories. Be there when they fall and remind them of the most foundational Christian truth of all: You are loved.
Every Sunday during the 10 a.m. service, we offer childcare and educational programming for kids of all ages.
Infants and toddlers up to age 3 can play, nap, and experience God’s love in the nurture provided by our seasoned childcare staff. The nursery is available to parents beginning at 9:15 a.m. and throughout the duration of all Sunday programs.
In our Sunday morning Kidventure program, children in preschool and in elementary school gather for a summer-camp-themed experience of spiritual exploration. They sing songs around a “camp fire” together, learn stories from the bible, pray, play, make friends, and have fun!
We encourage them to ask all the wonderful, brave questions that come so naturally to kids. We want to give children a faith that they won’t find themselves growing out of.
This fall, our kids are learning the same foundational bible stories from the Book of Genesis that we’re all hearing sermons on in church. So you’ll be able to talk with them about Adam and Eve, Noah’s ark, Abraham and Sarah and their children, and Joseph’s coat of many colors. We hope that you’ll enjoy growing in faith as a family. (And if your kids still stump you, even after the sermon, there’s always bible study for adults at 9:15 a.m.!)
Have questions about room locations or logistics? Our Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Amber Scovell, would love to talk more with you and welcome you to the program.
Like life, faith is a journey.
We’ll be with you all along the way. At every major developmental milestone, we’ll welcome you into a group of other parents and kids to explore the spiritual dimension of the changes your family is experiencing.
We’ll gather together for learning and discussion, and then send you home with concrete takeaways — simple faith practices to ground you and your child as you grow together.
Here are some of the milestones we mark and celebrate:
- Baptism (infants or any age)
- Raising a Healthy, Happy Preschooler (ages 2-4)
- First Communion (3rd grade)
- Reading the Bible (4th grade)
- Confirmation (8th grade)
- Graduation (12th grade)
Additionally, every fall, we invite children returning to school to bring their backpacks or lunchboxes or gym bags with them to worship for a special ‘Blessing of the Backpacks’ during our September Welcome Back Sunday service.
Family ice-skating parties. Picnics. Christmas pageants. Intergenerational service projects. There’s always something going on!