Gathered worship is for the entire family but we recognize that it can be hard for little ones to sit still for that long. Children’s church is offered during the sermon and is designed to come alongside parents in their effort to train their children to engage in corporate worship. Children usually sit with their parents during the beginning of the service and then those aged three through seven years are invited to Children’s Church just before the sermon. If you’d prefer for them to stay with you, that’s okay too!
Like the worship service, the children have their own call to worship and prayer. The children enjoy singing and are encouraged to pray aloud. After singing, children listen to a Bible lesson and then gather at tables for an activity related to the lesson. Each lesson in Children’s Church has a twofold purpose: first, to teach the children about God; and second, to teach them to worship God.
Our curriculum is “Betty Lukens Through the Bible in Felt.” Each lesson is beautifully illustrated with felt figures designed to keep a child’s attention. After the worship service is concluded, parents can pick up their children from the Children’s Church room (down the hallway going past the sanctuary).