We create our curriculum in-house with the leadership of our seminary-trained Christian Education director. We tailor our children’s series to our church’s seasons, usually drawing from the same scriptures and themes we explore in worship. We believe this fosters dialogue at home and helps children recognize key words and concepts in the liturgy. We find that custom-creating for the seasons allows us greater depth and breadth than traditional year-round and rotation models. Our approach energizes us, provides natural access points for new and returning members to get involved, and balances reasonable time commitments with meaningful spiritual formation.
We meet on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
FALL 2019: Hospitality & Discipleship
An immersive learning experience that’s biblically-inspired and spirit-breathed; an original story arc framing weekly lessons on the scriptures from worship and culminating in two related service projects for all ages. (September 15-October 13)
(PRE-) ADVENT 2019: Magnificat!
On December 15, the children lead us in worship from start to finish! We spend several Sundays leading up to the service in preparation, using the children’s roles as their access points to learn more about how and why we do what we do in worship. There are liturgical and creative/performing arts components to the service. Latecomers are welcome to ask about ways to get involved. (October 20-December 15)
Note that we pause our worship preparations for our annual Advent Festival, this year on December 1. Join us in the Gathering Hall to celebrate the season!
EPIPHANY 2020: The Ties That Bind
A creative arts series following the themes of our weekly worship. Open to all ages! (January 19-February 16)
Winter hiatus is December 22-January 12. Throughout the hiatus, children and youth are encouraged to continue participating fully in the life of the church. Our breaks allow us to devote ourselves more fully to worship, rest, healing, and community care. Remember, intentionally practicing all of these as a family and as a congregation will be just as important to children’s spiritual formation as lessons, projects, and leadership roles!
Bibles for Rising 10s
Each year, our congregation gifts children who will turn 10 in the upcoming year (September-August) with their own inscribed Bible. This typically takes place during a worship service in September or October. If you will be 10 this year, please let us know so we can prepare one for you!