teaching our children and youth

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

they are an integral part of our church in this time. 


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 Jennifer Smith

  • Register your child

    Please register your child for one of our programs here.

  • Nursery Care

    Nursery care is for for children 0-4 years old and is available from 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. 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.

  • 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.


    This past year our theme was service. We focused on what the Bible says about service, about the many different ways we can serve and who we can serve: community, school, church, planet, animals, the list goes on! 


    At-Home Church School Videos

  • Confirmation Class

    Confirmation is a year-long class, typically offered to youth in 9th grade.  We meet once monthly on Sundays for an hour. If your child is interested in being a part of the class, please contact Pastor Andy or Pastor Elizabeth.

  • Junior Youth Group

    The Junior Youth Group is open to students in grades 6-8.  We meet weekly 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, Jennifer Smith. She is assisted by a dedicated and loving group of volunteers. Contact Jennifer 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 evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Unity Hall. The group has a three-fold purpose: to play, to learn, and to serve.


    With nearly 30 members in Youth Group, pastors Andy Nagy-Benson and Elizabeth Gleich are delighted to be working with dedicated Youth Group Leaders who each bring their own special talents and life experiences to our youth.

  • 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:


    2019, Youth Service Trip to New York City

    2018, Youth Service Trip to rural Maine

    2017 June, Youth Service Trip to LaPlant, SD