For Children and Youth
Newborn – 2 yrs
Childcare is provided in our loving and nurturing nursery on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30am. Our nursery staff is trained, caring and attentive.
2 yrs to 5 yrs
Toddlers (2-3 1/2 years old) join our Toddler Room, while out 3 1/2 – 5 year olds sit with their parents at the beginning of the service and after Children’s moment, they go to our Pre-School Room for Sunday School. Staff arrives at 9:30am and leads the children in a weekly bible story, crafts, worship music and snacks.
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Kindergarten through 5th Grade
On Sunday mornings children in Kindergarten through 5th grade begin their mornings in the worship service in the sanctuary. There is a children’s message for them every Sunday. After the children’s message, these children go to the chapel for music worship, a weekly bible story, communion and offering.
After this group time together, the children go to their classrooms, grouped by age: Kindergarten/1st grade; 2nd-3rd; and 4th/5th. There they continue their weekly bible lesson, work on crafts and have a snack.
Open to children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, the Children’s Choir rehearses Sunday mornings from 9am – 9:50am from September to June. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn about music and song while lifting up their voices to God.
During the choir season, they sing three to four times at church services as well as in the Christmas Pageant and a Spring Concert. This program develops confidence in their voices while offering a personal expression of faith. It also teaches rhythm through opportunities to play a variety of percussion instruments.
Middle School (Chi Rho)
Chi and Rho are the first two letters of the word “Christ” in Greek so it is appropriate that as our children become youth they begin learning who Jesus is to them on a more personal level. Chi Rho is a group designed specifically for middle school youth that encourages discussions, questions, and learning about faith, life, the Bible, and more.
We play a lot of fun games, eat a bunch of good food, and hang out with one another in a supportive, bully-free zone that is Christ centered and always fun.
The group is open to all middle-school youth in grades 6th – 8th. The group meets Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 for after school study and fellowship, and Sunday mornings for Sunday school. We will also have sleepovers and pop-up day mission trips. The goal of this group is to support our youth in their daily lives and walk with them as they develop their faith.
High School (CYF)
9th – 12th Grades
CYF stands for Christian Youth Fellowship, and that is what we are: a group of Christian youth who are navigating together the murky waters of high school. We are a discussion-based group that focuses on faith, relationships, family, social issues, and life in general. We believe a group who plays hard, eats well and prays often will thrive. And the members will be better able to succeed in all aspects of their lives. We focus on challenging ourselves in order to go out into the world and make it a better place.
The group is open to all young people in grades 9th – 12th. The group meets Sunday morning for Sunday school at 10:30am in the Bride’s room, Sunday night between 6:30pm-8:00pm for fellowship and various fun activities and Wednesday from 3:30pm-5:30pm for after school study and fellowship. We will also have pop-up mission trips, sleepovers, and swimming parties. We believe in serving the community around us. This simple practice and belief has become an integral part of the CYF experience and journey.
Open to youth in grades 6 through 12, the Youth Choir rehearses in the Youth Hut on Sundays from 11:00 am–12:00 noon between September and June. During the choir season, they participate in church services, including Christmas and Easter seasons. This program offers experience and confidence in singing, performing, harmonizing, and reading music. It also cultivates a culture that lets students grow in faith and serve God through their musical gifts by leading worship in the church and around the community when possible.