Welcome to Children’s Worship!
Led by a team of youth and adult worship leaders, Children’s Worship is offered to age 4 through grade 1 during Sunday morning worship at 9:00 a.m.
Online registrations are currently closed as we convert to an upgraded database system. Feel free to attend Children’s Worship as a walk in this week, or contact Christa Middleton for more information.
Children’s Worship Purpose Statement:
We desire our children to grow in their relationship with God through Jesus. Children’s Worship is not an “education” class (although certainly the children are learning.) It is a worship service. Rather than “teachers teaching,” we have trained Worship Leaders guiding children through an age appropriate worship time. Our ultimate goal is to have children participate in the sanctuary with the entire church family, having learned:
- What it means to worship
- How to worship
- Why it’s important to worship
How to take part:
- Children are welcome to get a nametag before going into the sanctuary with their parents; nametags are in the hallway near the elevator on the lower level. If you do not see one for your child, please let the office know.
- The service begins with the entire church family worshiping together.
- After the children’s message, parents are asked to escort their children age 4-grade 1 to the Praise & Plays room to continue their worship experience.
- As soon as the worship service is over, parents are asked to come promptly to pick up their children.
During Children’s Worship…
We begin with either a large-group activity or song of praise and continue into a multi-sensory Bible story. The story is followed by a “wondering” time, allowing children to verbalize God’s work in their lives and respond to God. We’ll conclude back in the large group with a lit candle and the story read from Scripture, a prayer, and a departing blessing.
There is an emphasis on the church seasons, especially Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Children’s Worship uses material originally developed by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman, who were strongly influenced by Maria Montessori.
Contact: Christa Middleton, Director of Children and Family Ministry