We believe that even the youngest children can have relationships with God from an early age, and that they occupy a particular place of importance in the Kingdom of God (see, for example, Matthew 18:2).
During Sunday Worship Service, when the Bible Readings (The Lessons) begin, 3-10 year olds are invited downstairs to the Lower Hall’s Resource Room for our program, Sheep of the Good Shepherd. This time of worship and teaching for children incorporates lessons from the “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,” an international program of spiritual formation based on the Bible and Liturgy and offered through a learning approach developed by Sofia Cavalletti, and her Montessori collaborator Gianna Gobbi.
Sheep of the Good Shepherd gives children space to encounter God in ways appropriate for them. Children return to their families upstairs during the Offertory, to participate in Holy Communion.
We take the safety of our children very seriously. All of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers have undergone formal vetting and training processes. Two adults are required to be with the children at all times. If this is your child’s first time with us, please come along!
We welcome all, singles and families, to fellowship and grow with us. Whether at church on Sundays or at our home groups, children and teens will find people who care about investing in them and helping them grow in their Christian faith.
If you have children older than 10-years, talk with Fr. Nathan for ways that we can further develop opportunities for them.