Intergenerational Faith Formation

I Corinthians 12:12 “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” 
We believe that faith is best grown together. Diversity of age, background, and gifts enriches our understanding of God. We find any opportunity we can to experience God in multi-age settings.

Children in Worship

Mark 10:14 “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services.
Children birth-2 years may also spend worship time with experienced caregivers in our Infant and Toddler rooms.
We want to enhance your family’s worship experience.
A few consistent ways we do this:

Worship Activities

Children may find quiet hands-on activities outside the church office to take to their seats for the worship service.

Children’s Time

Each week, children are invited forward to explore the worship themes in age-appropriate ways.
Children’s experiences of God are important parts of congregational worship, and we look to them to help lead us toward God’s Spirit.

Celebration Sundays

Psalm 122:1 “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’”
A couple times a year, we set aside our routine of Sunday school and instead celebrate together what God has done and is doing.
Easter 2022
Friends at the Hearth 2022
Fiesta Sunday 2021

Milestone Rituals

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem  on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” 
Deuteronomy 6:4-9

When something big happens in life, God is at work. We recognize some of these moments of life with milestone rituals. Each ritual includes a chance for the church family to connect with the individual(s) at those milestone moments. Some of our rituals are:
Parent-Child Dedication
Welcoming 3-year-olds
Bibles for 1st-graders
Mentor/Mentee Recognition
High School Graduation
Baptism
Church membership
Marriage celebrations