Children & Worship


Four Years-First Grade

Mary Emily Morris, Director of Children’s Ministries

Robyn Doiron-Children & Worship Coordinator


Children and Worship is a unique and exciting approach to meaningful worship for and with young children. The program calls for a structured time with children based on an outline for worship found in most Reformed and Presbyterian churches – we Gather in God’s Name, we Proclaim God’s Word, we Give Thanks to God, we Go Out into God’s World. This approach translates the religious language of biblical stories, parables, and liturgy into concrete materials which children use to retell the stories of the Christian family themselves. Children and adults are drawn into the stories together as they experience, rather than merely learn, about worship.

Children & Worship is offered for children ages four to first grade during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Participating children go to worship with their families for the first part of the 11:00 a.m. service. Following the Children’s Time, children go with an adult leader to the Children & Worship centers located downstairs, below the Sanctuary. In the worship centers, children experience worship through a Montessori-based program.

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