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
Winter 2018 schedule: 9:15 am to 10:15 am on the following Sundays: January 28, February 11 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 6 & 20.
February 25: Alms Crosses
March 11: Prayer Pretzels
March 25 Palm Sunday: Alleluia Game & Ribbon Wands
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.
Our tween program is for children between grades 3 and 7, and is a place for preteens to join in fun and fellowship, and grow in their faith in God. Our Whole Lives for grades 4-9 is a new program beginning in February on Friday evenings. The parent meeting to learn more is Friday, January 26 from 6-8pm and will provide dinner. Stay connected via the Facebook event here.
Special needs ministry
Berry has received a partial Creative Ministries Grant in the amount of $1,000 from the Northern Illinois Conference to start a new ministry for children with special needs. This grant will be used to provide training for leaders who will be involved in the ministry, and to purchase items that will help children participate more fully in the life of the church. Because this is a partial grant, we are looking into other funding sources to make sure this ministry is fully funded. If you would like to contribute to this fund, or if you would like to be involved in the special needs ministry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to being able to be fully inclusive of everyone who walks through our doors!