The nursery opens at 9:15 Sunday morning to provide care for our toddlers, while parents may sing in the choir or join in the Bibles and Bagels discussion with Rev. Dr. Chip Andrus. Care continues through the Sunday worship service.
For the month of April, the children will learn a Bible lesson, followed by a simple and short play that acts out the lesson. These skits are humorous, engaging and modern! In early May the children will vote for which play they would like to perform for the Congregation on children’s Sunday in June. Through the month of May the winning skit will be practiced, roles assigned and scenery created! This will be a one room Sunday school format. A nursery attendant will be on hand for the younger children, however, everyone will be encouraged to join in the lesson each week and take on a role in the skit.
Children once a month will join the congregation to partake in communion. Youth of all ages are always welcome to continue to stay with parents for the worship service. Coloring books and quiet toys are also offered for youngsters who prefer to remain in the service with families. We want to be flexible with families and provide them with options for their children on Sunday mornings.
Middle School and High School youth have unique questions about their faith and God. The group meets together twice a month to share meaningful discussions of faith over timely topics for their ages. At the meetings our youth also share supper together as well as a time to socializein a game of basketball, sardines or wall ball! Friends are always welcome at the SSPC youth chats. Through education, service and fellowship, our Youth Group engages the church and the community with mission events as they develop a deeper faith.