Our children are one of my precious resources. We have a team of volunteers who teach and help with weekly Sunday School and other special events for our children. We organize on a rotating schedule. Each week one ‘teacher’ and one ‘helper’ take the kids to our Sunday School space after the ‘Children’s Time’ in worship. There they read a Bible story, do a craft or play a game, and talk about how the story relates to our lives today.
We also have a staffed nursery for our youngest members. Babies and toddlers 4 years old and younger are invited upstairs to play with our nursery care providers in our nursery during worship. Parents can take their children upstairs before worship and sign their children in, leaving their cell phone number so they can be reached if needed. Parents are asked to sign their children out upon pick-up after worship.
We require anyone working with children to be a part of our community for a year first and then submit a background check. Everyone who works with children and youth follow the United Methodist Safe Sanctuary policies.