Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” - Matthew 19:14
Children of all ages are invited to fully participate in our worship services; however we understand that parents may prefer their littlest ones join our professional and loving childcare staff in the Nursery, which is open from 9:00am until the conclusion of the 10:30am service. Parents are encouraged to pick up their child(ren) from the Nursery after the Prayers of the People so they can join the congregation for communion.
Children 24 months to 5th grade are invited to join their peers for Godly Play every Sunday at 10:15am. After class, children are led by their Godly Play mentors into the church and join their families for communion. They enter through the front of the church. The classrooms are divided into four age groups:
- Early Community: 24 months - 3 years
- GP1 is our Primary Community: PK - K
- GP2 is our Elementary Community: 1st - 2nd Grade
- GP3 is our Advanced Elementary Community: 3rd - 5th Grade
About Godly Play Ⓡ
Godly Play is an imaginative way of telling the stories of the Bible using multisensory materials. The stories and lessons are presented "chronologically" and in sync with the liturgical year, within a routine that mirrors the pattern of Christian worship. The curriculum offers a religious language that deepens a child's knowledge of God through the stories of scripture, lessons about liturgy, and the theological reflection called "wondering." In a setting that surrounds children with stories of faith made visible, each class period focuses on one story and the opportunity to wonder aloud about its connection with the students' own lives. Periodically, children work hands-on with the stories of their choice, learning and reflecting - individually or in small groups - using art materials such as watercolor, collage, or clay.
If you are interested in learning more about Godly Play and would like a tour of a Godly Play classroom, please contact Ashley Bond at .
We also invite you to learn more by visiting the Godly Play Foundation website www.godlyplayfoundation.org.
EY-Seedlings is an opportunity for 4th and 5th graders to grow together in community and serves as a bridge between Godly Play and Rite-13. EY-Seedlings meet on the first Friday of every month (with a few exceptions) from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Molly’s House, our youth ministry building located at 2119 Coliseum Street across from the chapel doors. Past activities include candle making, soap making, dog toy making (for Blessing of Animals), White Elephant Epiphany Party, rock painting, movies and pool party. Supper is always served and friends are always welcome.