Children are always welcome to our worship services. We offer age-appropriate methods to engage our children with the Old and New Testament while the adults engage with the material in the adult service.
Children's Worship meets every Sunday during the 10:00 am service. We split Children's Worship into two age-based groups. One group (Children's Chapel) is for our youngest children about 18 months through 1st grade and our second group (Kid's Liturgy) is for 2nd through 5th graders.
Children meet in the nursery or parish hall and then return to the nursery or join their parents in church at the peace.
In Kid’s Liturgy, the children are each given a Kid’s Liturgy folder with the readings and prayers for the day. Each week the kids read an Opening Prayer, First Reading, Psalm, Gospel reading, Nicene Creed and Prayers of the Young People. These readings track as closely as possible with the reading in “big church” with some exchanges for more appropriate material. Each week, the kids volunteer to read aloud. The adult leader leads them in discussion to retell the events and to ponder the lesson of the stories. Our kids of Emmanuel share beautiful insights into our Old and New Testament readings.
Our Christian Formation Buildings
Marston-LaRue is the house east of the church building that also holds the church offices upstairs. Sunday School rooms are on the first floor. Please use the front door (and not the back door which enters directly into a classroom).
Ledford House is the brick house down the hill. Follow the path from Marston-LaRue and use the sliding glass door on the back patio.