At Columbia Grove, children are highly valued. Your kids are always welcome to sit with you through the entire service if desired. Most weeks there are tables toward the back of the room for young children to color or play quietly as they sit with their families.
We also offer:
Nursery Care for children ages 0-4 years old during Sunday morning worship services. As you enter the church, the nursery is the first room in the right hand hallway. Nursery care opens at 9:45 am.
Children’s Church for children ages 4 to 4th grade is also available on Sunday mornings. Parents are excused after the children’s sermon to register their child for Children’s Church. Our children’s classrooms are located in the right hand hallway just passed the nursery. Registration occurs just outside the classroom. Children then proceed to a fun and educational time of worship designed just for them!
When possible in the year, we offer a fully integrated children’s program where our Children’s Church follows the same passages and core ideas as the rest of the Connection Groups in the church. Throughout the rest of the year we use curriculum from Group Publishing that the children enjoy.
Kids will return to the service in time to participate in communion with their families and join in the last song.
Planet 56-78 for students in middle school (grades 5-8). Most Sundays, the middle school students will begin the service with their families, then proceed to the middle school room with a variety of enthusiastic volunteers for a time of games and a Bible lesson.
Children and Communion
Children who have made a faith commitment to Christ are invited to participate in Communion with the permission of a parent. Children who come forward who are not yet ready to receive it as a believer will receive a grape as a symbol of their future participation.
Our Commitment to Safety
We value children. For this reason we do everything we can to promote their safety and well being in church. Here are some of the guidelines we follow in order to do this:
- At least two adult workers with children at all times
- Background checks of every children’s worker
- Required nursery sign in and Children’s Church sign in
- Nursery texting/call system. If your infant requires you for any reason during the service,we will text/call you. Please return to the nursery room to attend to your infant’s needs. For safety reasons we do not change diapers, but we have a changing station available for your use.
Our church is committed to having a safe and fun environment for our kids to hear the gospel. Please feel free to contact Pastor Meghan Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Want to know more about our vision for our children? Check out our Family Ministries page for information!