We don't have "children's church" or a staffed nursery. We like to worship as a family. Instead of asking kids to sit and be quite, we find ways for them to be a part. We expect kids to act like kids, even during worship.
We hope you’ll help your kids join in prayers and songs, even if it’s just dancing or swaying to the music.
Children worship through their play, so we have faith-based activities available at the back of the worship space that include books, toys, fidgets, coloring books, and children's bulletins.
Pastor invites kids to the front for an age-appropriate message just before the sermon.
We want to raise our kids to be caring and generous. During the offering, kids are invited to place an offering in the clear container at the front. They are added up periodically, and used to purchase tangible gifts like livestock for struggling farmers or Christmas presents for local kids in foster care.
All kids are welcome to help us with the blessing at the end of the service, even if it’s just standing with open arms to remind us of Jesus’ love.
You might notice people staring, smiling, and talking with your kids. Although visiting parents often feel in the spotlight, know that we are not judging, but taking delight in your kids. As they become comfortable, a lot of kids in our congregation enjoy connecting with adult friends.
An unattended nursery is available just off the front hall for parents who need to step out.
Changing stations are available in both bathrooms on the main level.
Our worship is first and foremost about God. But it's also about connecting with each other.
We blend traditional patterns of worship and music styles with some more recent movements of the Holy Spirit. Although we like the blast of the organ, you're just as likely to hear piano and other instruments.
Although we might skew traditional in style, that doesn't mean we're stuffy. Our worship is more casual, joyful, and real than some more "contemporary" worship.
We don't have big screens, just bulletins and hymnals that help us sing and pray together. However, the pastor will occasionally use visuals to bring the message home.
We receive Holy Communion every week. We believe God is fully present in this meal, but we don't get worked up about how that happens. Jesus invited everyone to the Table, so we do, too. A lot of our kids take First Communion around kindergarten, but we're not rigid on "appropriate" ages. You may receive Communion from a common cup or a small individual cup. We serve both wine and grape juice. We also have gluten-free bread available.