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
Spring Schedule Dates and Themes, 9:15-10:15 am
April 8: Earth Day Games "It's fun to be a friend of the earth!" Environmental Themed classic games in the gym.
April 22: Earth Day Photo Scavenger Hunt "Where are you seeing new life?" A nature walk and photo scavenger hunt to find evidence of new life.
May 6: Creative Earth Paintings "The ordinary can become extraordinary!" Creative project where we take a look outside for inspiration create stamps out of vegetables!
May 20: God and Food "Why does it matter what we eat?" Maybe go out to the garden take a look, play a game about growing food, what it takes to grow food, and why it's important.
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.
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!