We love children at Christ Church!
They are so valuable when they are involved in our service. While it can get rowdy at times, we believe that our kid’s participation in worship shapes them in significant ways—and reminds us of what a childlike heart before God looks like.
During our service, we encourage parents of young children to keep their kids in worship as long as they like. We also provide age-appropriate care and instruction for kids. Parents with children ages 0-2 may drop-off their kids in the Nursery (0 – Walking) or the Toddler Room (Walking – 2 Years Old) where a team of trained child-care professionals and volunteers await them.
Children ages 3-6 are dismissed to Children’s Chapel after we recite the Creed. They retreat upstairs with our teachers where they study God’s Word—and have a blast the entire time! All children above nursery age return to the sanctuary for the final hymn so that we close our worship with the family of God together.
On the third Sunday of the month, we celebrate Holy Communion. Children ages 3-6 are dismissed before the Scripture readings and return during the congregational greeting to join us for our celebration of the Lord’s Supper. While many of our kids are not prepared to share this meal with us, we believe there is great value to their inclusion in this celebratory feast. They are invited to come forward with families, where the elders pray for non-communing children. This tangible expression of God’s grace in Jesus Christ often provokes great discussions for families with even the youngest of children. An optional nursery is provided for younger children (ages 0-3) during the communion portion of the service.