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.
Twice a month the children are invited to go to Christian Education beginning at 10am. Parents may sign them in before going to church and they will return during the service before communion (around 11:15am). The dates this winter are January 6 and 27, February 3 and 17, March 3 and 17, April 14 (after church Family Activity) and 28, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 23.
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
Effective 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 in the winter 2019. Once a month will be at Berry and once a month will be at Elston Ave. For more information, please contact Pastor April.