Visiting Families

Boy holding hand colored heart shaped banner.We are happy to welcome you to our Sunday Morning programming for children. The morning Greeters will be able to answer most questions and help you find the correct rooms, but the following answers to frequently asked questions may help you prepare in advance.

Do I need to complete the registration before my child may attend?

It is not necessary to complete the registration on your first visit as we always welcome visitors, but we encourage you to complete the on-line registration before your second visit. It will help us provide your child with the best possible experience, as a matter of safety, and to keep informed of upcoming programing.

Do you have a nursery?

We have nursery care available during the worship service. You are welcome to leave your child until the service has ended or stay with them until you both feel comfortable. We also have rocking chairs in the back of sanctuary if you’d rather keep your baby with you.

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When do classes begin?   

Preschool children and school-age children typically stay in the sanctuary with their parents/guardians for about the first 15 minutes of the service. They are sung into the children’s chapel, a large room behind the sanctuary, and then go to their individual classes. If your child is comfortable leaving with the other children we will see that they get to the proper classroom. If you wish to join them in the children’s chapel and/or class you will be most welcome.

How do I find my child after service?

Children…preschool through third grade must be picked up by a parent/guardian promptly at the end of class…at 11:10. Preschool children will be waiting for you in their room downstairs near the coffee station. Grades K-3 will be in one of the classrooms behind the sanctuary. Grades 4-5 meet on the stage in the vestry, while 6-8 meet in the bell tower room just outside the back of the sanctuary.

Plate of muffins with sign saying that they are apple cinnamon and listing ingredientsWhat happens after I collect my child

We hope you will join us in the vestry for coffee and conversation.  We have snack table for children with healthy snacks that will help tide them over until lunch.  The vestry can sometimes be a busy place, so please keep an eye on your child.

What should I do if I have other questions?

Your questions are always welcome.  Feel free to contact our Acting Director of Religious Education at any time with questions,  comments, or concerns.

An Inclusive Congregation, Welcoming All