Sunday Morning for Kids
On any given Sunday morning, 25-30% of our congregants are tweens or younger. We aim to make the time they spend with us some of the most fun and meaningful time of their week.
What to Expect
Classrooms are located in the Kids' Wing, which is just like an Awesome Amusement Park, except that it's inside and has no rides.
The Kids' Wing is connected to the main foyer and opens 10 minutes before the service. Families check in at our greeter’s station computers. We use KidCheck as a secure children's check-in system.
You can make an account for your family ahead of time at go.kidcheck.com at home, or make an account using one of the computers at our check-in stations on Sunday morning.
Parents or guardians are given stickers with an ID number that matches each child's ID for that Sunday. All adults must have a sticker to enter the Kids' Wing.
We'll then show you to your child’s classroom.
If your child needs you during the service, the ID number on your sticker will be projected on the screen in the sanctuary.
After communion, come check your child out of their classroom. Teachers will ensure your ID number matches your child's number.
Most kids start at the bagel table. Common combos include a cinnamon bagel with strawberry cream cheese (yeesh!), a plain bagel with plain cream cheese, or, if parental authority is asserted, a whole wheat bagel with garden veggie cream cheese and a frown. OJ is next to the coffee. Bagels need to be eaten or stashed with guardians before heading back to the Kids' Wing.
Nursery: 6 weeks to 1 year old (or walking)
Staffed with volunteers and workers who love to entertain the youngest members of our community for the entire service (including worship).
Toddlers: Walking to 2.5years
Stocked with fun, safe toys and soon-to-be-tired volunteers. In this room your toddler might listen to stories, sing songs, make simple art, and socialize with new and old friends. Our Toddler Room is staffed for the entire service (including worship).
Early Childhood: 2.5 to 4 years old
Our Early Preschool classroom begins class with circle time, where we introduce ourselves and get to know each other a little bit. We'll read a short story together and follow up with art and game activities. We usually share a snack together (please let us know of allergies), and always make time to play.
Preschool: 4 years old until entering Kindergarten
Preschool starts with circle time and a story. The kids then have activities like acting out the stories, singing songs, and making art. We always have time to play and usually share a snack together (please let us know of allergies).
Elementary Room: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade
Kids can play games and read books during arrival. Then we gather for circle time to introduce ourselves and talk about whatever seems fun or important. We'll pray together and then read a story book and talk about it. Once we've figured out the Bible and solved the problems of life, we'll do art stations or play a game while waiting for parents to finish whatever it is they do in the sanctuary and come check us out.
Tweens: 4th, 5th & 6th grade
We give our Tweens a safe space to get to know each other, talk about real issues in their lives, and pray together. After sharing, we'll read a Bible story together. We use different translations of the Bible, the Action Bible, story books, or our interactive stories to explore the story. After we read the story we'll reflect on it with a prayer station, art materials or a game. We'll also take on some fun service projects throughout the year.