Children’s Worship Center

Young children and worship describes an exciting way children experience God while learning about God.  Young children and worship use a sensorimotor style of story telling as a primary means for encountering God.  So God is experienced not just learned about.  It gives appropriate freedom so young children can respond to stories of God through continually working with the story figures and art materials.  The young children and worship experience is primarily visual, oral and kinesthetic.  The children experience wonder, mystery and the presence of God.  In the Worship Center we focus on the foundational and essential components of worship.  Also on the biblical stories that give content to the images, symbols and actions of worship.  We follow the church year.  It tells time by celebrating the events of Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension and the gift of the Holy Spirit.  We encourage families with young children to come and visit.  We are Excited to share the stories!

Our children’s worship center is for ages 4-8 yrs of age.  And is held during the school year.

  • Children’s Worship May 28th, 2023

    Today is the day of Pentecost, when we remember how God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit so we can say and do the wonderful things that Jesus did.
    It happened after Jesus went away. The people of God were in Jerusalem….. to celebrate the great thanksgiving feast called Pentecost. They came from every country.
    Jesus’ friends were in Jerusalem too. They were waiting for the gift God promised to send, the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    On the very day of Pentecost….. Jesus friends were altogether in one place when suddenly they heard the sound of a great, wild wind that seemed to fill the whole place where they were. And then there was fire…. they saw bright flames of fire settle on each one who was there.
    And they felt it….. God was near! The Holy Spirit had come. Then they became excited and began talking…. first to each other probably…. to say…. Do you feel it? Do you hear it? Did you see it?
    And then they spilled out in to the streets and began telling anyone who would listen to them, “God is near…. We feel it…. We know it…. God is near…. And Jesus lives.”
    I wonder what it felt like to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?………….
    I wonder how they really knew this was the Holy Spirit?……….
    I wonder what the Holy Spirit wants us to do with God’s gifts?………..

  • Children’s Worship May 21st, 2023

    This is the season of Easter, when we celebrate the mystery that Jesus died and God made him alive again. Alleluia!
    Today we are talking about baptism. We start with lighting the Christ candle. Many have come to the Light to receive their light.
    Now the day that your received your light may have been a day when your were very tiny. Or it may be a day when you are grown big. When that happens, something is done in the church called baptism.
    The mother and father and other people bring the little baby to the church. Or big grown people come to the church. Then the pastor calls the baby or grown big person by name and puts special water on the baby or big person…….and says the special words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” And that is what happens on the day you received your light. It is the day you came into the family of families we call the church.
    I wonder what it was like on the day your received your light?………
    I wonder what it will be like on the day of your baptism?………
    I wonder how you feel when you belong to the church family?……
    I wonder how God feels about you when you are baptized?……

  • Children’s Worship May 14th, 2023

    This is the season of Easter, when we celebrate the mystery that Jesus died and that God made him alive again.
    Today we will hear about another mystery…. Ascension Day. The mystery that Jesus went away so he could be with us always in every place and ….. every time.
    Jesus is alive . One day he said to his friends, “Stay in Jerusalem. God will send you a special gift…… the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will give you power…. power to tell everyone about me and the Kingdom of God .
    I am going away. You will not see me anymore. But I will be with you always…….. in every place and every time….. And I will come again. Then Jesus disappeared into a cloud.
    I wonder how Jesus’ friends felt when Jesus went away?……….
    I wonder if they kept looking for Jesus?………
    I wonder how they knew Jesus was still with them?………
    I wonder if they talked about the special gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit, that Jesus said they would receive?………
    I wonder what they will do with that gift?……