During the Worship Hour:
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Children and Worship (Room 106)
This is a special place to be with God, to talk with God, to listen to God, and to hear the stories of God.
These words begin every lesson of the innovative Young Children & Worship
approach we use with our Pre-K and K children, pioneered by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman. Each lesson also includes a response activity and a “feast.” This age group begins worship in the Sanctuary with their parents, and then leaves during the second hymn to begin this class that extends through the Sunday School period.
There is an introductory video at the bottom of this page.
1st and 2nd Grades: Come and See (Room 104)
Building on the foundation from Children and Worship, children in grades 1 and 2 are introduced to a new set of Bible stories from Sonja Stewart’s sequel Following Jesus as well as songs, signing, and prayer practices to continue their spiritual formation. These children also begin the worship hour in the Sanctuary and leave at the second hymn (about 10:20) to continue this class that ends when CrossRoads Sunday school begins.
1st – 6th Grades: CrossRoads: Education for the Journey (Rooms 101 – 109 and Theater)
Elementary-grade children grow in their faith as age-group shepherds and teachers share the Good News through our workshop-based program. Each Sunday the Bible story is actively experienced in colorful, stimulating learning environments which include computers, arts and crafts, storytelling, games & puzzles, drama, cooking, and mission workshops.
Our four children’s choirs (from 4 years through 6th grade) have weekly practices from 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Children are escorted from their classes to choir practices.
Young Children and Worship video
Click here to view.
For more information about our Children's Ministries, contact Laurie Davis.