Children's Ministry

In this quasi-post-pandemic time, we have mostly returned to in-person gatherings. But please be aware that we continue to welcome masking (optional) and careful interactions. 

Sundays during worship
We include a children's moment in each service. These are special times of relating the themes that will be shared in the sermon and service to the lives of young people. Our worship services are taped and uploaded onto this website. We invite all children and families to join in and be part of this sacred hour each week either in person or via the website.

Bible Time

Every Sunday  morning (September - May) at 10:45 a.m., our Associate Minister, Rev. Amy Wick Moore, and other leaders gathers with our children for Bible Time. These sessions feature the stories and teachings of our Biblical tradition and life applications for them. All are welcome. 

Other Opportunities for Children

As the holidays approach, we continue to use creativity and technology to help our children connect with the Christian story and with one another. At Christmas, for instance, our nativity is a "progressive"  one, put together with segments from a number of households. We look forward to what might be possible for other high points of our liturgical year. 

Church School

Sundays during & after worship 

(during the school year)
Like the rest of our ministry, our Church School aims to:

  • Teach our spiritual narrative
  • Embody Jesus' ministry by spreading God’s love through social justice
  • Build community
  • Teach the framework of the Christian tradition
  • Provide families with the tools needed for faith formation at home and in all parts of life

For preschool-3rd grade
Children learn the morning lessons through interactive learning centers in a wide variety of ways: games, art, acting, singing, movement, food, even science! 

For 4th-7th grades
Classes for older children help them apply the scriptures from the morning's worship service to their own lives—  this usually includes crafts, games, and community projects.

Our Whole Lives (OWL)  program

Families want to help their children, tweens, and teens navigate the tricky world of growing up and forming healthy relationships. That's why we offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) faith and sexuality classes.

The values taught in these programs are:

  • Self-worth
  • Sexual health
  • Responsibility
  • Justice and inclusivity

The program encourages participants to use the values listed above in decision-making concerning their own sexuality and relationships. They also are encouraged to explore and learn to articulate their own values.

Special sessions offered every other year