From the moment you walk in the door, we hope you will feel like this community can be a home for you and your family and friends. We encourage parents to sit anywhere, but up close works well so the children feel included in the service and can see the leaders and the choir.
We encourage children to worship with their family, and we provide Children’s Bulletins each Sunday on the back tables for pre school and elementary aged children.
The Time for Children (Children’s Message) during the 9am service is mostly done by our Director of Christian Education, Deannine Shipman. She aims her messages at the average age of 5 years old, but children ages 3 through 5th grade are the ones who usually gather around her on the steps. Always based on the Bible, her talks are given in a simple but enjoyable manner to engage the children, and give them something to remember or work on during the next week.
From September through May there are special programs such as Creative Movement & Music and Children and Worship for our children to participate in during the 9am worship service to help young ones who need to wiggle more! Our schedule changes a bit during summer, and children who are too wiggly to sit through worship are always welcome in our Toddler Two’s + room. Beginning in the middle of June we have Summer Sunday School for ages 4 through 3rd Grade. More about Summer Sunday School can be found on another page of our website.
There are many opportunities for Preschool & Kindergarten children to be involved with the church! Many families join because of our strong childrens programs.