We like the energy, sounds, and experience of our children in worship. We value our kids as an integral part of our community. We have a special area with books, art, and toys where kids can be participate in worship at their age level.
We also understand parents and other caregivers sometimes need a break from their kids. Our nursery care is open from 10:30-12:30 for ages 0-5. Parents can utilize it anytime during the service. Momtaj Khanam is our amazing childcare provider.
After the first 20 minutes, all children are invited to wondering time, a spiritually focused conversation with Pastor Sara on a quilt near the front of the sanctuary. Kids ages 6-11 then go with teacher Lisa downstairs for Bible stories and art reflection.
Currently we use the curriculum “Joyful Path” which encourages children to connect with their own inner wisdom. We teach interdependence, respect for nature, stillness, forgiveness, meditation, prayer and integrity. The lessons draw on wisdom stories from the bible and other traditions. Children learn to integrate sacred stories with their own life experience and to follow the path of Jesus in today’s world.