All of the staff and volunteers that serve within our Children and Youth Ministry are trained and screened, and all have a deep commitment to sharing God’s love and grace with our young people. They all value the importance of teaching children and youth the relevance of Jesus’ teachings for their lives today, and they all strive to share the importance of God’s charge to all of us to care of “the least of these” among us. We welcome your involvement in, and support of, our ministry to children and youth. For more information, please contact Barbara Curtis, our Children & Youth Minister by calling 503.472.7941 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 503.472.7941 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
SCHOOL YEAR SUNDAY MINISTRIES: (2nd Sunday in September - 2nd Sunday in June, each year.)
8:45 – 10:50 a.m.
Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary-age childcare is provided for children up to 3rd grade during our traditional worship service at 8:45 and the Adult Sunday School hour from 10:00 - 10:50.
CHILDREN & YOUTH Sunday School classes are held from approximately 11:20 – 12 noon
Nursery Childcare, ages birth – two years
Preschool Sunday School class ages 3 & 4
Early Elementary Sunday School class, grades K – 2
Older Elementary Sunday School class, grades 3 – 5
Middle School Bible Study class, grades 6 – 8 (3rd and 4th Sundays only)
The second Sunday of each month is “Youth Sunday” and our youth lead in our 11:00 worship service that day by reading Scripture, leading the prayer time, serving as ushers during the offering, and by sharing in music or a skit for the Children’s Story.
The fourth Sunday of each month is “Kids and Family Sunday” and our elementary-aged children, and their families, share in the worship service’s leadership on that morning, serving as Scripture readers, and as leaders for the Gathering prayer.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP: Sunday evenings, 5:00 - 6:30
Middle School meets under the leadership of our Youth Ministry Interns and includes a healthy snack (since we meet during the traditional dinner hour), Bible study, games, fellowship, and monthly service projects and mission opportunities.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
The high school youth group meets under the leadership of our Children and Youth Minister, and various volunteers. Youth group consists of games, snacks, Bible study, service projects, Youth Sunday planning and prepartion, and other monthly service / mission projects.
From the 3rd Sunday in June through Labor Day, we have one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Childcare is available for all children up to grade 5 from 9:00 - 10:00 on Sunday mornings, with classes (as noted above) being held from 10:20-11:00 a.m..
Please note: our Early and Older Elementary classes are combined during the summer schedule.
For information about our youth ministry offerings during the summer months, please see the "What's Happening" page from the end of May - the end of August each year.