Christian Formation for Children
We have an exciting year of ministry planned for our Children and Youth at Plymouth!
August through May, during the 10am "Education For All" Hour on Sunday Mornings, we have lots of ways for children and youth to plug in and develop their lifelong transforming relationship with God.
Nursery (0-2yrs) child care is available for our youngest. There will be stories and play time with our child care staff.
Sprouts (Preschool) will continue to explore the stories of the Bible through play and sacred circle time.
Kids' Club (K-3rd Grade) is going to 'Celebrate' their faith through Bible stories, music, art, and yoga!
Club 45 (4th-5th Grade) are going to take charge of their class and participate in different projects and active learning to explore Bible Heroes, spiritual practices and social justice.
We have a worship center for children stocked with aids to help them worship better. There are coloring sheets, books to read, and play dough. These items are not meant to be a distraction, but rather a tool to help you listen for God speaking. Parents, you might wait until the sermon to use these items and encourage your child to sing and pray along with the congregation. For more tips on how to help your child learn how to worship, ask Mandy Hall (Director of Christian Formation for Children & Youth).
Plymouth loves children and we welcome all ages to participate in worship! However, we know that for some kiddos sitting in a pew is hard. During each worship service, child care is available for children under the age of 5 years old. Our staff is well trained and they care deeply for your child’s safety and well being.
Thrive: Still I Rise
The November Christian Formation Interterm
One of the best things about church communities is the opportunity for intergenerational learning.
During the month of November, instead of the usual adult and children’s Sunday School classes, we will offer a variety of spiritual experiences for all ages centered on the theme Thrive.
These opportunities are designed so that you can drop in for spiritual enrichment or engagement after Totenfest, enjoying the Pie Potluck, or shopping the Alternative Giving Fair. Get a “Passport” booklet and secure four stamps through the month for a special prize!
You’ll find activities in the Forum Room, Fireside Room, and the classrooms of the North Wing. Look for posters with directions to what is happening where. The experiences include labyrinth walks, a meditation room, cool short films with discussion, and preparing an Advent box for your family.
The whole month is inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise.” (Watch her recite the poem.)
Rise and Thrive with us!
Looking for information about kids older than 5th grade? Click for Middle School and High School.