“One day children were brought to Jesus in the hope that he would lay hands on them and pray over them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus intervened: "Let the children alone, don't prevent them from coming to me. God's kingdom is made up of people like these." After laying hands on them, he left.
Matthew 19:13-15 The Message
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Children In Worship
Children are invited to worship with their families.
Following the Children's Message, children in Kindergarten and younger may continue worshiping in the sanctuary or go to the Nursery.
Worship Tools for children are available in the Narthex
Children’s Faith Formation: Sunday Wondering Circles
As Mister Rogers once said, “when you wonder, you’re learning.” In the Wondering Circle, children up through 5th grade explore the scripture story of the day through art, prayer, and singing. Wondering Circle meets on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays of the month. The 1st Sunday of every month, we share Communion and children remain in worship the entire time (No Wondering Circle the 1st Sunday of the month). Parents pick you up their children from Room 5 after worship in the sanctuary ends.
For more information about Faith Formation, please contact Pastor Rachel, or Pat Furber, Leadership Council Member for Faith Formation.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Curriculum
What is OWL?
Our Whole Lives/Sexuality & Our Faith (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality program created by our denomination, the UCC, alongside the Unitarians. Our religious heritages compel us to create safe settings where people can come to understand and respond to their experiences as sexual beings. OWL is a series of sexuality education curricula for six age groups: grades K-1, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, young adult, and adult. The program provides an opportunity for children, youth, and adults to learn about sexuality in the affirming and supportive setting of our church. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, it provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but also supports participants in clarifying values, integrating sexual and spiritual understandings, building interpersonal skills, and understanding the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality.
Our Safe Church Policy
The Safe Church Policy was adopted by the Leadership Council on August 18, 2021 and is available below.
Safe Church Policy (PDF)