Children of any age are always welcome in our worship. Worship clipboards are available at the back of the sanctuary. They include worship aids like Bible and Hymnal bookmarks, crayons and paper, offering envelopes, and children’s bulletins — materials that can help both readers and pre-readers participate in the service with the congregation, and engage the Scripture readings at an age-appropriate level.
Children’s sermons are offered at the 10:30 service. Children may sit with a leader in the front pew, and then go with the group to their class. Middle school children (12 years and older) may volunteer to serve with a parent as an usher or greeter. Baptized children of any age are welcome to take part in the Lord’s Supper with the rest of the congregation.
Worship-based learning for elementary children invites exploration, reverence, wonder and prayer. Every Sunday morning from September to May, the children meet a leader in the front pew of the sanctuary as the 10:30 service begins. They participate in the first part of worship together with the congregation before going to the Lower Level “Cubbyhole” classroom (beyond the Den). to work with Bible stories, craft activities and have a snack. This class is open to children from 4 to 8 years old.
Youth 4th through 8th Grade will meet in the Narthex at 10:30 am then move downstairs to “The Den” (The room past the downstairs lounge). Matt Kreamer, leads the Crusaders on Biblical adventures in learning. A Biblical foundation is built through discussion with active participation and openness to thoughts and questions. The class follows the text entitled The Old Testament by Kara Powell.
After the 11:15 am sermon concludes, all high school and college aged youth are invited to come downstairs to “The Harbor” (Lower Level East). Rona Kreamer leads this youth group focusing on fellowship and service, as well as asking and answering the tough questions about our faith.
We have a beautiful, spacious and well-equipped nursery for infants, toddlers and preschool children. The little ones, birth to 4 years old, are treated to coloring, singing and playing.
On Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am to Noon, it is staffed by our nursery attendants, parents and other volunteers who love children and seek to provide them the best possible care and early Christian nurture. Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm during WNA! and SummerFest it is also staffed by our nursery attendant .