Children were and still are important to Jesus. He took time in his busy ministry schedule to spend time with them. Children are important to us as well, and we structure our Sunday morning class rooms for children in order to facilitate their connection with God and with one another. Parents can register their children upstairs at the Welcome Table at 10 AM. New City children worship with their parents for the first praise song and are dismissed with their teachers after "Announcement Time."
Toddlers (Ages 1 & 2 years old): Toddlers gather for a time of song, bible story, and the Lord's Prayer followed but constructive play. The teachers focus on connecting with the toddlers, introducing them to God and helping them to have fun.
Preschool (Ages 3-5 years old): Preschoolers are given constructive bible learning, prayer, and songs as well as some free play. The bible lessons for this classroom will focus on who God is and God's heart for them. The teachers focus on giving preschoolers one main idea about God. Teachers focus on connecting with the preschoolers, developing their relationship with God and creating a fun and active environment.
Elementary (Ages 6-12 years old): Elementary students are equipped with thoughtful lessons from a Sunday School curriculum taught by dedicated teachers who focus helping the children connect to God personally, connect to God's people and to God's purposes.
Junior High and High School (Ages 13 and up): Junior high and high school students are given the option to worship with their parents or join the children's ministry context as a helper or assistant teacher. We are currently in discussion regarding creating and building a youth ministry that would focus on discipleship, mentoring, and leading youth in connecting to God personally, connecting to God's people and connecting to God's purposes.
All classes meet in the Gallery Room in the Rec Center. Our classes are peanut-free. Basic peanut-free snacks will be given to the students in the Gallery Room, and upon checking in, you will be asked to note if your child has any food allergies. If your child has allergies, you are welcomed to bring an alternative snack.
Infants and Nursing Mothers: "My Happy Place" is available for nursing mothers and infants in the rear of the sanctuary.