People of all ages are welcome in worship! We have worship bags for children filled with coloring books, crayons, notebooks, and pencils for drawing. The worship bags are hung up outside the sanctuary below the name tags.
Nursery care is available during the service for infants and through age five.
Children's Christian Education
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. Our Children's Christian Education program helps children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play.
All are always welcome to join the congregation in worship after Children's Christian Ed.
For summer 2018, we are doing alternative Wednesday programming through the city of Chicago with our fellow church partners. To learn more about that go to this registration page:
our whole lives for grades 4-9
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.
Our Whole Lives Offers...
- Accurate information presented in developmentally appropriate ways
- Affective and emotional learning
- Guiding values and principles
- Activities that help participants clarify values and improve decision-making skills
- A safe and supportive peer group
- Acceptance of diversity
- A social justice approach to inclusive sexuality education
- Step-by-step instructions for program promotion, implementation, and facilitation
- Parent orientation that affirms parents as their children’s primary sexuality educators
O.W.L. will be a collaboration ministry with Elston Ave. UMC and held twice a month on the following Sundays from 2-4pm. Once a month will be at Berry and once a month will be at Elston Ave.
Sept 16 Elston Ave
Sept 23 Berry UMC
Oct 14 Elston Ave
Oct 28 Berry UMC
Nov 4 Elston Ave
Nov 18 Berry UMC
Dec 2 Elston Ave
Dec 16 Berry UMC