As a church, we are looking forward to the Worship @ 11 service that will be beginning sometime in the fall. Many are asking God that this service will meet a need for worship within our current congregation and reach out to meet the needs of our community to bring more people to Christ. Some have asked how the Worship @ 11 service will affect our Children and Family programs during the 11:00 am hour. We think the Worship @ 11 service will be positive change for our children and families, and here is why.
Both Children’s Choirs, the Sunshine Choir (3rd-6th grades) and the Joy Singers (K-2nd grade) will continue to meet during the 11:00 hour after the Worship @ 11 service begins. Because it is important for children to be a part of the church in worship and to learn to worship God by attending services with their families, children will attend the first part of the Worship @ 11 service with their families. This is a continuation of what are doing now at the 11:00 service. After the Children’s Moment during the Worship @ 11 service, children will be invited to either attend choir or stay in the service with their parents.
Our Children’s Choirs are a wonderful way for our kids to learn about worship. Children’s Choirs will be singing in worship services many times throughout the year. It is always a joy to have our children lead us in worshipping God!
Preschool Worship is taking the place of Kids Worship this fall and is for preschool age children (3-5 years old) during the current 11:00 worship service and will continue with the new Worship @ 11 service. Preschoolers will be invited to attend Preschool Worship, like Children’s Choir, if they do not stay in worship with their family.
For families that are worshipping together during the Worship @ 11 service, updated Children’s Worship Bags will be provided for services, and a weekly Children’s Bulletin that goes along with the sermon will be available for children attending the service.
Our 9:30 Sunday School will remain unchanged by the start of the Worship @ 11 service. This hour is a designated educational hour for both children and adults – a time for faith development and relationship development.
We hope you will join us at the Worship @ 11 service and for Sunday School at 9:30! Together we will grow in our love and understanding of Jesus and as a church that loves others as we worship!
Sara O’ Connor
Director of Children’s Ministries