Children & Family Ministries
WE LOVE KIDS! And we love building and nurturing a foundation of faith in children’s lives! Children and Family Ministries at Discovery are designed to help children experience authentic relationships with God and with their Discovery family, grow spiritually, share their experiences of faith with others and serve God’s world.
Sunday Morning Children’s Worship
Children’s Worship is offered for children pre-K through 5th grade. We follow an interactive, progressive Christian curriculum that features children’s literature and other fun activities and projects.
Who leads Children’s Worship?
Children’s Worship is led by our Director of Children and Family Ministries and assisted by adult volunteers. All staff and volunteers who work with children have passed background checks.
When is Children’s Worship?
Children begin in worship with their families until they are invited (both verbally and in the program) to leave for Children’s Worship. At that point, they can follow the adult leaders out of the Sanctuary and head to the Children’s Worship classroom (located at the end of the hallway on the left-hand side). Parents/Guardians are welcome to send or to bring their children to Children’s Worship and then return to worship in the Sanctuary. All children should be picked-up from the Children’s Worship classroom upon the conclusion of worship. Children’s Worship is not offered on the first Sunday of the month when we celebrate Holy Communion. Instead, children are encouraged to worship with their families and partake in the Sacrament of Communion.
What is offered for children on Communion Sundays?
A special Children’s Message is shared with the children during worship on Communion Sundays. Worship bags are always available for children to pick-up and bring with them into worship. These bags contain books, activities, crayons, etc. and can be found on a small bookshelf in the back of the Sanctuary, to the right of the main doors (as you enter the Sanctuary).
Is nursery care provided?
We offer professionally staffed and volunteer childcare between 9am and 11am in our nursery (just off of the lobby) for children who are infants through age five.
Click here to download a PDF of the Nursery Policies and Procedures
Click here to download a PDF of the Nursery Letter to Parents/Guardians
Click here to complete and submit a Nursery Registration/Information form for your child.
Special Events for Children and Families
Children and Family Ministries at Discovery are loaded with fun! We strive to have monthly events for children and families to enjoy. Some of these have included:
- Vacation Bible School (VBS) – offered evenings every August for one week
- Campfire Cookout – lunch after worship complete with hotdogs and s’mores!
- Pizza Party – dinner, activities and conversation among families
- Trunk-or-Treat – a safe trick-or-treating experience from car to car in the church parking lot
- Christmas Festival – a morning of fun meeting and having photos taken with Santa, decorating gingerbread houses, making Christmas ornaments and shopping the cookie and candy sale!
Nursery care is available during most of our Children and Family Ministry events.
There is always room for one more child, one more family and one more volunteer in Children and Family Ministries! If you would like more information and/or you would like to become involved, simply show up and/or contact the church office.