Children at worship on Sunday Mornings
At GHTC we love our little ones! We like the way they pray, worship and make our faith community so amazing. Each Sunday we offer a number of ways for our youngest parishioners to engage in worship:
- Godly Play lesson during the sermon at the 8:45 a.m. CrossRoads service
- Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 a.m.
- Children’s Space right up front, and an invitation to sit right up front during Holy Communion during the 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. services
- Godly Play is offered for older children during the 11:00 a.m. Classic Service. It is located on the second floor in Room 7.
Our nursery is open each Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is located on the second floor of the GHTC building in the Sunday School wing. You may use the stairs at the front or back of the building, or use the elevator located on the Cherry Street (back) side of the building. We have a pager system so that you may feel comfortable leaving your child in the knowledge that we can page you if you are needed. We often provide a nursery and child care for other church events.
Christian formation for preschool-aged children to pre-teens, is offered each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Our volunteer teachers use kid-friendly resources to engage children through creative activities and hands-on Bible exploration – we interact with the Bible through every lesson. Our program follows the arc of the Biblical narrative throughout the year and we hope to ignite a faith in each child that lasts a a lifetime. Please join us!
This program for children 3–7 years of age is offered during the 11:00 a.m. service, in the Godly Play classroom. It is a liturgical curriculum modeled after the Montessori approach to education. It includes worship, prayer, singing, scripture story time, play, and a simple snack.
First Communion Instruction
There is no determinant age for admission to the Holy Communion as Holy Baptism is considered full admission into the Church. Deciding exactly when children begin to receive is a decision best reached by parents and children in consultation with the clergy. If you would like to learn more or are ready to begin the process with your child, please contact the Rev. Bo Millner.