teaching our children and youth

Children and youth are not just the future of the church...

they are an integral part of our church. 

Children attend and participate in our regular 10:00 a.m. service. Children grades PreK through 8th grade leave the sanctuary and go to their classes after the Children's Message.

Church School does not meet on Communion Sundays, which are the first Sunday of each month.  We believe that this is a time for children and adults to come together in worship as a community of faith.

We also have a Kids’ Corner in the back of the sanctuary where there are activities for children to use during church; just simply return items after the service. 

Our Director of Children and Youth Ministries is Eliana Cañas Parra. 

  • Register your child

    Please register your child for one of our programs here.

    Please register your youth for youth group here.

  • Nursery Care

    Nursery care is for for children six weeks - 4 years old and is available from 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. each Sunday, September - May. If desired, the nursery staff can stay in touch with parents in the sanctuary through the use of a small hand-held, pager-style device.

    Register here.

    Read more here.

  • Church School

    We have Church School classes for children in pre-K through 8th grade. Every year the church school program is built around a theme and culminates at our end-of-year Children and Youth Sunday service in June.

    Register here.

  • Confirmation Class

    Our Confirmation program is typically offered to youth in 9th grade. 

    We meet at various times throughout the school year, depending on the make-up of the current class. Typical confirmation activities involve a yearly retreat, opportunities for service, and time for learning and fellowship. Each confirmand is given a mentor to accompany them along their faith journey. 

    If your child is interested in being a part of the class, please contact Pastor Elizabeth.

  • Junior Youth Group

    The Junior Youth Group is open to students in grades 6-8.  We meet bi-monthly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. The purpose of the group is to build a faith community by living out Jesus’ words, "Love One Another".  We will learn together, serve together and have fun together.

    This group is led by our Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Eliana Canas Parra. She is assisted by a dedicated and loving group of volunteers. Contact Eliana if you'd like to learn more.

  • Senior High Youth Group

    The Senior High Youth Group is open to students in grades 9-12, and meets weekly on Sunday afternoons. The regular meeting time is 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. in Unity Hall. The group has a three-fold purpose: to play, to learn, and to serve.

    Pastor Elizabeth Gleich is delighted to be working with dedicated Youth Group Leaders who each bring their own special talents and life experiences to our youth. Contact Elizabeth if you'd like to learn more.

  • Youth Service Trips

    Each year the Senior Youth Group participates in a service trip. Over the past several years, our teens have volunteered at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in La Plant, South Dakota, rural Maine, and New York City.


    You can view photos from past trips here:

    2021 July Service Trip on the Long Trail, VT

    2019, Youth Service Trip to New York City

    2018, Youth Service Trip to rural Maine

    2017 June, Youth Service Trip to LaPlant, SD