Children’s Christian Education
Children of all ages often have their own time during our worship service and are then invited to sit together in a supervised, kid-friendly area of the sanctuary for special, quiet, worship time activities.
Our Christian Education programs depend on your child’s age. (Use this form to register your children for the year.)
Infants through age 2:
Children of all ages are welcome in worship any time. But childcare is available from 9:30am to 12:30pm for infants and toddlers before and during worship so parents who choose can participate fully in worship knowing their babies are safe and secure in our professionally-staffed Nursery and Toddler rooms. Tracy Long, our Nursery Supervisor & Caregiver will greet, soothe, and care for your children.
Ages 3, 4 & Kindergartners:
We offer a Children’s Worship program for younger children during the 11:00am Sunday worship service. Children experience a short worship service and are encouraged to respond to Bible stories through songs, art, questions and active retelling of the stories.
Grades 1 – 5:
Children in these grades can attend our Pathways to the Promise Land classes from 10:10-11:00. Pathways isa kid-friendly, teacher-friendly way of teaching Bible stories and truths. It’s active, engaging, thought-provoking, and just plain fun.
Many thanks to our volunteers for the hours they spend teaching our children. Each is a well-known participant in our congregation who has received annual training in our Child Protection Policy requirements.
Curious about the paintings on the walls of our Christian Education wing? The first floor evokes a New Testament town in the style of ancient Jerusalem. Classrooms include:
Temple Square – a replica of an ancient temple courtyard with a giant Bedouin tent, fire pit and lounging pillows.
Art in Heaven – space for children to create real art.
Mary and Martha’s Kitchen – in the small kitchen adjacent to the Bodwell Hall meeting room.
Also on this level are the Christian Education offices.
The second floor has an Old Testament theme with camels, a desert oasis, and children listening to stories. It includes the Chapel, Nursery and Childcare rooms, and Children in Worship (ages 3-5) classroom, along with a new small group classroom for adults.