Children & Youth
Children and Teens
Families worship together for the first 15 minutes of the service and then children and youth are dismissed to their classes. The nursery and preschool rooms welcome children up to age 5 about 10 minutes before the start of service.
What to expect when you visit: During the early part of the service, there is a “Story for All Ages” at the front of the sanctuary. Children up to age 10 are invited to come up and sit next to Rev. Lora on the chancel for this portion of the service. After the story, the children and teens exit through the side or back doors to their classes. The teachers and the Director of Lifespan Religious Education walk them to class.
What if I want my child to stay with me? Children of any age are welcome to stay and worship with their families in the sanctuary or remain in the Fellowship Hall where the service is broadcast. For changing needs, the nursery houses a changing table and diaper disposal unit.
Can my toddler/preschooler join in on the Story for All Ages during the worship service? Yes. We ask that you accompany your toddler or preschooler to the front of the sanctuary and then walk them to class when the rest of the children are dismissed.
Our Coming of Age (9th-10th graders) and Youth Group (10th-12th graders) classes each lead annual worship services with Rev. Lora or their advisors. After dedicated planning and preparation, the youth share their values and insights with the full congregation. We value their vision and words.
Occasionally children in grades 1-5 will participate in a children’s chapel with the Director of Lifespan Religious Education and their teachers. Children’s chapel will include songs, stories, a meditation and a ritual so children can experience worship just for them.