Children and Youth Happenings

Sunday School begins at 10 am on September 11
(ages preschool-high school)

Nursery Care for infants and toddlers will be provided during Sunday school and worship

Extended Session for preschool through 3rd grade will be held during worship. Children will be dismissed from the sanctuary during worship following the Time for Children and will be brought back as a group to the sanctuary at the conclusion of the worship service. We will use the Primary Sunday School Room or the Ridinger Room depending on the size of the group.

Coffee for Sale

Friends! We have ground regular and decaf coffee from our mission partners at El Porvenir available for sale in the church office. Prices are $14 per bag for regular and $15 for decaf.  Stop in the office during office hours or after church on Sundays to get some! You can also purchase coffee anytime online at

Our Sunday School Christmas Pageant

We are excited that for our Sunday School Christmas Pageant this year we will be working with our new music director Dr. Douglas-Jayd Burn to present a service of Lessons and Carols. The service will be at 11 am Sunday, December 11.

All Sunday school students are invited to participate. Rehearsal dates will be Thursdays December 1 and 8 at 6 pm at the church. Students will be reading lessons, singing carols, and yes—we will be utilizing our fabulous costumes. We will also be sharing music and readings for practicing at home very soon. Please email Jenny Newman at to confirm the student’s participation.

Students who play instruments and would like to work with Dr. Burns to share their talents during the service are asked to email him at

Carols on the Steps

Everyone is invited to kick off the Advent Season and join us for Carols on the Steps at 6:30 pm, Friday, December 2. Join us outside to sing carols and holiday songs together. Caroling will be followed by moving into the chapel for hot chocolate, cookies, and ornament-making for our family Advent tree.

Family Advent Tree

Beginning with the first Sunday in Advent, an additional Christmas Tree will be placed in the sanctuary. All church members and families are invited to bring an ornament to decorate the tree. Make an ornament together or bring in a family favorite. If you are not attending in-person worship, feel free to send us an ornament or drop one off (please make sure they are marked somewhere with your name.) We are looking forward to seeing our tree come to life!

Sunday School 

There will be no Sunday school or Extended Session on December 25 and January 1. The worship service on December 25 will be online only. Visit our website to access the service link. 

Safety Guidelines

·Parents/students will be reminded to follow all guidelines in our existing General Health and Safety guidelines/policy. Parents/students will be reminded to follow all guidelines in our existing General Health and Safety guidelines/policy. Health and Safety Policy

·Completion of our registration form for children and youth will be required for all those attending Extended Session, Sunday school, and all other in-person programs. Visitors and those not in our registration system will be asked to provide contact information. Children and Youth Registration

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