CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
Wiggly babies, loud and energetic toddlers, young-‘uns, and the grown-ups who accompany them are enthusiastically welcomed at all our services.
Our 9am service is an all-ages gathering with a particular focus on participation and welcoming children. At the 8 and 10am services, crayons and a special children’s bulletin are available for children who want to worship with their parents.
Children aged 0 to 4 are welcome in our nursery, which operates every Sunday year-round during our 10am service. Paid and trained nursery workers work alongside volunteers to offer care and community to our youngest parishioners.
Our Children’s Choir serves two aims: providing children with a foundational education in music and singing; and incorporating children into worship in an intentional way. The choir rehearses once a week and leads the congregation in singing at our 10am service once a month. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR KIDS
We believe that each person, child or adult, is called to a life of loving service to others. Help your children to get an early start in learning about need in our community, and have a great time together as a family. Community service opportunities for all ages can be found here.
Sunday School programs are part of our 10am service. Children and youth gather in small groups for Sunday School. Classrooms are in the Fireside Room for Pre-K to 3rd Graders; Garden Room for the 4th to 5th Graders; and Youth Group Room for the Middle and High Schoolers. After the class, the children rejoin their families in the church in time for communion. On your first Sunday morning, an usher or greeter can help you and your child find their Sunday School room and get settled.
Godly Play & Spark Bible Story: Pre-K through 5th Grade.
Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum built on the premise that children want to know God rather than know about God. In the careful telling of stories, and sharing of questions, adults help children develop a language to express what they already know about God. (And in the process, adults learn something, too.) The Spark Story Bible is a journey through the Bible that captivates kids with key stories from the Old and New Testaments.
Yooth Groop (Middle and High School)
Sunday School for Youth meets in the Youth Room and focuses on integrating scripture and tradition into real life. Ask an usher or greeter for help in finding the Youth Room on your first day. Youth rejoin their families in the church in time for communion.
For all questions about our ministry with children, or to talk about the spiritual life of your kids, please contact our Director of Children’s Ministry, Sandra Pathik by email or at (415) 456-1102, ext. 115.
14 Lagunitas Road (at Shady Lane)
P.O. Box 217
Ross, CA 94957
8am Spoken Service with organ music in the Church
9am Family Service In the Parish Hall
10am Service with Organ and Choral Music (w/Nursery care & Sunday School)
6pm Dinner Church in the Parish Hall
Noon Eucharist in the Chapel