For families and children
Worship. Wonder. Play. Find yourself in God’s story. Our church believes in the power that stories have to connect us with God, and no one is more in tune with stories than kids. From babies to young adults, our Kids Church program is centered on sharing stories from the Bible as we worship, wonder, and play together in community.
Online Resources for This Season
Just like our main Sunday Services, our Sunday morning Kids and Youth programs aren’t taking place these days. Instead, we have a number of online resources to help you and your family access our Kids and Youth Curriculum, and stay connected in this time of social distancing.
For all ages, and perhaps particularly timely for grownups during the 2020 worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, is the
Preschool and Kindergarten
The center of our Preschool and Kindergarten program each Sunday is a story from the Godly Play curriculum. Our Families Pastor, Kim Messenger, brings those stories from her home to yours with these video recordings—one new story each week. Contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to learn ways you can get connected to our community of families.
Easter and Beyond Stories:
- Video story: Jesus & Jerusalem
- Video read-aloud: The Story of Easter, by Brian Wildsmith
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 3
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 4
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 5
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 6
- Knowing Jesus in a New Way 7
- Holy Spirit Story
Our Elementary program is also built around sharing stories. As long as we can’t gather on Sundays our Kids Pastor, Dan Archibald, will be distributing the story each week in text and video. We’ll also be holding short weekly Zoom gatherings for kids in 1st through 5th grade (and their siblings and caretakers!) on Sunday mornings from 9:30-9:55. Email email@example.com if you would like to take part.
The Acts of the Apostles
- An Ending and a Beginning (May 3, 2020) (Video version here)
- Kingdom Power In Jerusalem (May 10, 2020) (Video version here)
- Not Unclean (May 17, 2020) (Video version here)
- Moved By the Spirit (May 24, 2020) (Video version here)
- Easter! – The Empty Tomb (April 12, 2020) (Video read-aloud version here)
- Easter – Meeting Jesus On the Road (April 19, 2020) (Video read-aloud version here)
- Easter – The Unexpected Jesus (April 26, 2020) (Video read-aloud version here)
Youth Group – Middle and High School
Youth Group is a safe place where youth learn how to integrate God’s story into their understanding of the world and their own lives. Each person is celebrated for who they are as individuals, and an integral part of our diverse community. Youth are equipped with a variety of exploratory and meditative tools to engage with Jesus and tell their own story, as they work to make earth more like heaven. While Youth Group in not meeting Youth Pastor Tory Tolles is connecting with Youth Group members one-on-one and organizing virtual gatherings. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with the community.