On Sunday mornings during the 10am service, we will gather children preschool – 3rd grade right out of the worship service after the opening collect (prayer) for “Simon Says!” a time warp trip to a 1st century village which gets letters from Simon, a follower of Jesus. Kids will return at the Peace to sit with their families.
For families with creepers, crawlers and toddlers we are offering a soft space in the front pews. This carpeted area will be populated with soft toys (quiet) and allow the smallest Christians an opportunity to see the action of the service as well as hear as they keep their hands busy.
Children 4th grade and above also benefit from a separate soft space more focused on doing quiet craft-like activities. Again, bringing the children within sight of the action at the front of the church helps them attend to the actions and words of our worship.