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Children in Worship at The Park

Participation in worship is one important way children learn and grow in faith, so children at The Park participate in the beginning of worship and during the Children’s Moment where children gather on the steps of the chancel area to hear a brief life/faith message.

Each week different members of the church take turns leading a brief Children’s Moment during the Sunday morning worship service.  Short, but important, lessons and stories are shared.

After the Children’s Moment the kids head back for Sunday School lessons and activities.  There is always lots of fun, learning, and activities for kids of all ages.

Sunday School at The Park

The Sunday School program at The Park embraces children of all faith traditions, using a curriculum that provides faith-based learning experiences in order to share God’s love for every child, as with all of God’s creation.

This curriculum is a combination of lessons created by the ministry staff and “Spark: Activate Faith,” which nourishes and enriches the spiritual development of children from toddlers to teens.  Each Sunday we incorporate Bible stories, activities, games, crafts and creative play to create exciting faith experiences.  The curriculum is designed using the Revised Common Lectionary so children experience in Sunday School the same scripture their older family members are experiencing in worship.

Sunday School meets each Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  The activity schedule is as follows:

11:00-11:15 – Children participate in worship and Children’s Moment in the Sanctuary
The children can sit together or with their families.
11:15-12:00 – Gathering together/Sunday School Lesson, activities and crafts
12:00-12:15 – Fellowship, snack and closing
12:15-12:30 – Dismissal (this time can be flexible depending on how long service runs)

Communion at The Park

Communion is offered every week at The Park and all are welcomed to participate, children included.  Each Sunday, as Communion is served to the congregation, it is also served to the children who, with their family’s permission, would like to participate as well.  This important meal is shared with our children in a way they understand so that they may also share in this aspect of our community.  Taking Communion during Sunday School is entirely elective and done with the family’s consent.

Child Care at The Park

Childcare is provided for all ages from infants on up.  Our professionally trained staff is available for the whole service.  Childcare is also provided for children from 10:00 am-11:00 am for children whose family is involved in Bible study, choir or other activities before service.

If you have any questions about our Youth and Children’s Ministries, please feel free to contact Margie Watrobski, Pastoral Associate for Youth and Children’s Ministries, at mwatrobski@parkavenuechristian.com.

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