We love children at First Pres New Haven, and we love having them worship with us. They are welcome, even when they’re lively, just as God created them, full of wiggles and giggles.
We invite you to sit where your children can see and hear what’s going on. If you can, explain the parts of worship. Encourage them to sing the hymns, pray and voice responses. Children learn how to worship by actively taking part in worship.
During the “Time for Children of All Ages” Pastor Rachel will share a message related to the theme of the day. Anyone is welcome to take a worship bag with activities and art supplies to engage with during the service.
Children are always welcome in the service, but we also understand if they need to take a break. The doors to the Sanctuary remain open during worship, and children are welcome to spend time in the Copeland room with Copeland Room Grownups.