Just as Christ welcomed the little children, we too are happy to have little ones as a part of our church family! Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate in the worship service. We believe that children are an integral part of our church community and that worship is important to the faith formation of every child.
Activity bags containing age appropriate quiet toys and activities are hanging on the stands near the doors at the back of the sanctuary. We encourage families with young children take a bag when they enter. A sign on each stand has more information on the bags.
Part way through the worship service, the children will be invited to come forward for the Children’s Sermon. Parents are welcome to come along if their child is hesitant.
Following the Children’s Sermon at the 9 am worship service, children will follow Miss Connie to their Sunday school classes.
Following the Children’s Sermon at the 10:30 am worship service, children will follow Miss Connie to Room 3 for Kid’s Time, and return after the Pastor’s sermon.
Our Nursery is located near the Fellowship Hall. We welcome families to feel free to use the nursery during worship. Currently our nursery is open during worship but is not staffed.
The Pray Ground allows families with young children to worship together. An area with small tables and chairs is located near the front of the Sanctuary where children will find quiet toys, coloring sheets, and books to read. Children are encouraged to play quietly so as not to distract others from their worship experience and parents are encouraged to set in the pews nearby.
Children & Youth Discipleship (Formerly Youth Time & SPARK)
Are you new to St. Philip’s? Is your child 3 years old through grade 12? Perhaps you have brought your grandchild to church, or you plan to soon?
Great news, all children are welcome to attend Sunday morning programming from 9:30 – 10:20 am. Parents/guardians are always welcome to stay too.
Children and youth are encouraged to begin in worship at 9:00 am with their parents and leave with Miss Connie after the children’s sermon.
If you would prefer to attend the 10:30 am worship service, you may arrive at 9:30 am for class.
Classes are held in the following rooms:
- Youth (grade 6 – grade 12) will go to the Youth Room
- Children (3 years old – grade 5) will go to Room 3