10:15-11:15 a.m. Sundays
A children’s worship program, adapted from Young Children and Worship, is provided during
the worship hour. Many three year olds are ready to participate, at least part of the time, in this
age appropriate worship service. Any elementary age child may participate. Each worship time
begins with candle lighting and a blessing for each child, a Bible story using wooden figures or
other concrete materials, a time to gather around the table for conversation, prayers, and food.
There is time to respond to the story with art materials and a journal. The hour always ends
with a blessing and sending prayer. This program helps the children to learn the skills of being
reverent, listening with quiet bodies, and sharing in responses to prayers, scripture and sermons.
The children learn how to be active participants in the worshipping community.