For this week's curricula and upcoming special events, go to "This Week in CYP"
9:00-9:45 a.m. Mixed-Age Childcare
9:45-10:00 a.m. Gathering: K-4th meet in the Presidents’ Room & 5th-8th meet in Room 128 before going to worship.
10:00-10:30 a.m. Worship: Children and youth attend age-appropriate worship services which mirror the adults’ services. Grades 7-8 may enjoy their own worship in their classroom or help to lead the children’s Chapel service.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Religious Exploration: Each age group has a carefully planned curriculum facilitated by trained volunteers (guides) every Sunday.
11:30 a.m.-Noon Snack and Social Time: Unstructured play and a healthy snack gives time & space for our young people to develop and expand their community.
*This time also allows for a natural break between the adult services for parents to drop off/pick up children as desired.
Noon-1:00 p.m. Spiritual Expressions in Creativity: Using visual arts, drama, yoga, music and more, the children explore the monthly themes with professional artists, further deepening their understanding of our themes and values.
10:00-11:30 a.m. 9th Grade: Attend “Coming of Age” class.
10th-12th Grades: Meet for fellowship and discussion in the Sponge Room.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 9th-12th Grades: All youth participate in “Life Skills” classes in the Sponge Room.
1st Sunday of Each Month
10:00-11:00 a.m. Sanctuary Sunday: Students in kindergarten and older attend the first part of the service with their family then are excused to divide into their classes. Grades 7 and older attend the full service then go to their classrooms for discussion. Children and Youth will follow the normal Sunday Schedule after services.
Intergenerational services are celebrated several times throughout the year: Thanksgiving, Soulful Journeys, Easter Festival, and Flower Communion Festival. These services allow children to remain with their families through the whole service, as no programming is offered.
Social Action Sunday
Children and youth will have dedicated Sundays throughout the year where mixed-age groups can participate in social justice activities and learn about causes that speak to them. They can sign-up to prepare desserts for our shelter meal or snacks for families in need through our partners in education program. They can garden on the church grounds, create art for the prison ministries, or make cards for the care team. If you have any ideas for inter-generational activities that could benefit others while giving our children and youth the opportunity to lend a hand, we would appreciate your input.