Nursery (For newborns through age three)
Care for infants and toddlers is provided from 9:45 -12:00 each Sunday. Families will be greeted by a paid childcare attendant and a church volunteer. Children have opportunities to move, explore, and play. Simple Bible stories and songs may be introduced.
Creation Zone (All Ages) – 9:45
The Creation Zone meets in Room 5 at 9:45. It is open to all ages interested in art and other self-directed activities: children, youth, adults. Each month includes 3-4 centers reflecting the season’s Sunday School themes. Monthly centers will be posted in the Midweek. Some of the rotations include weaving, video production, Legos, painting, and construction.
Sunday School (For children ages 3 years through 4th graders) – 10:45
Following the Children’s Message during the 10:45 worship service, children are dismissed to Sunday School. Sunday School begins with all ages in Room 3 for Praise Sing. Ages are then divided for further instruction. Classes are as follows: 3 year olds – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades, 3rd and 4th Grades. The Christian Education Board has chosen Faith Weaver NOW curriculum, accompanied by resources from Young Children’s Worship, for this year’s lesson materials.
Club 56 (For students in grades 5 and 6) – 10:45
Following the Children’s Message during the 10:45 worship service, students gather in Room 8 for Club 56. Faith Weaver NOW curriculum will once again be used for this age group with special emphasis placed on how the lessons relate to their lives. Monthly lessons focused on the meaning of communion and baptism will also be included. Beyond Sunday School, a variety of social and service events will be scheduled throughout the year for 5th & 6th Graders.
Family Worship Sundays – 10:45
Family Worship Sundays create space for nurturing children in their understanding of worship and seasonal celebrations. On these days, Sunday School is suspended so children can remain in worship with their parents. The dates for Family Worship Sunday are: September 10, October 1, November 12, December 17, 24, 31, January 7, April 1, 8, May 20. On Family Worship Sundays, the youngest children still have the option to attend nursery or Young Children’s Worship.
Young Children’s Worship
On Family Worship Sundays, ages 3-2nd grade are invited to attend Young Children’s Worship following the Children’s Message. This sensory-oriented worship experience encourages children in their understanding of music, sacraments, prayer, and personal response.
Children, Grades 4-6, are invited to participate in the 10:45 service by serving as an Acolyte. Contact Mary Hausserman at firstname.lastname@example.org for a summary of duties and responsibilities and for scheduling dates.