Baptism is an invitation to affirm our faith in God and in Jesus Christ who came not to be ministered to, but to minister and bear witness to the truth. In baptism we are making a renewed commitment to keep this faith alive so that our children may one day freely and joyfully accept this inheritance of faith as their own.
Our nursery is for children (infants-3) and is open every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We open before worship to accommodate parents and families who arrive early for choir rehearsal and stay late to enjoy coffee hour.
Children (ages 4-12) start in worship every week with their families before heading downstairs for Sunday School. Our Sunday School curriculum is based on Spark’s Activate Faith: All Kids Rotation Model, which allows children to engage the Bible stories for 2-3 weeks at a time using science, art, and games.
Eco-Arts Camp is a one week program offered in the summer months of June or July. This is a non-religious camp based on care for the Earth and all people in it. All materials are recycled, re-used, and re-purposed.
For more information about Faith Education, click here to email Pastor Alli Baker.
Wellington youth on Different Drummers: Books for Africa
Worshiping with our children
While having Sunday school during worship may make sense for our busy lives, some researchers suggest that it has resulted in an ever-increasing number of “nones,” or those who claim to have no religion or be “non-religious.” In other words, being in worship together on Sunday mornings is vital to a child’s faith formation, as well as, building and sustaining an intergenerational community of faith.
When our children are absent, we miss an opportunity to grow and learn together, not to mention, the joyful noise that they bring! Read more here: Sunday Schooling Our Kids Out of Church and Dear Parents with Young Children in Church.
First Sundays of the month: ALL children are invited to remain in worship for the entire service and share in Communion. However, the nursery is always open to those who may wish to use it.