Our congregation is extremely welcoming to children and we love hearing the noise and activity. New families are welcome to join us at any time. Bringing little children to worship is something like having them eat at the dinner table. Even though their table manners are not like those of grownups, it is done because they are part of the family.
“Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” (Matthew 19:14)
A child in worship is always a blessing, although they might not participate in the same ways adults do. Children do not always sit still or quietly during worship, but they are still capable of listening, singing, praying and giving along with the rest of us. We, as adults, value the presence of children during worship, trusting that they are also learning that:
- It’s important to come here with their family on Sundays.
- God loves them and they belong to this special group of people.
- The sights and sounds of worship are good.
- Something is expected of them in this place and they are capable of participating through listening, singing, praying and even offering!
Butterflies – families of 0-4 year olds gather for an active Bible story, music, and prayer. Families meet once a month for fellowship and learning.
Sunday School meets on Sunday Mornings from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The SPARK curriculum is utilized. It corresponds to a picture Bible that students are given at Preschool 1 and a children’s’ Bible given at second grade. Currently, all children gather in the Chapel at 9:45 for opening music and prayer, then proceed to classrooms for fun learning experiences that involve drama, cooking, crafts and library time.