Renew Youngsters

At Renew, we believe children are vital parts of the church today, not just church members in waiting. It is important for us to partner with our kids in ministry and encourage them in their identity in Jesus as beloved members of an intergenerational, diverse community.

Renew Kids is committed to creating safe and growing environments for kids of all backgrounds and abilities to know, love, and serve God.

During the Sunday morning service (September thru June)

All kids are welcome to stay in the sanctuary with parents. We have a kids' corner in the back of the sanctuary with a table for coloring and activity boxes. 

0-4 year-olds are invited every Sunday to the staffed nursery down the hall from the sanctuary.  There is also a cry room opposite the sanctuary with a rocker for nursing.  There is a changing table and a rocking chair available in this room. 

5 year old through 3rd graders will be downstairs in the main kids room every 2nd and 4th Sundays. Our curriculum is based on the Godly Play format and adapted from two books called Young Children and Worship and Following Jesus. An adult storyteller presents a Bible story and facilitates a short time of group "wondering" about the story before helping kids get set up for the individual response time. This time allows the children to respond to the story in their own ways, whether through art work, reading, listening to music or working with the story materials themselves. We'll gather back to end their worship time with singing and prayer. Contact Margarita Cabellon with your questions.

4th-6th grade (Middlers) will also meet for a journey through the Bible every 2nd and 4th Sundays facilitated by one of our leaders.  Renew Middlers will be dismissed from the main service after the songs and before the sermon.  On the off Sundays they are invited to remain in the main service. 

Youth (7-12):  Youth gather every 2nd and 4th Sundays (after the first set of songs in service) for a small group that provides them the opportunity to connect, participate in contextualized conversations, and explore the Bible together.  There will also be some fun outings/events planned about monthly through the year. Please contact Pastor Alison for more info.

3rd Sundays

On the third Sunday of every month, all of our children stay with us for the whole service. Kids are invited to participate, and we try to keep everything a little shorter and more interactive. 

* from July thru mid-September all children, middlers, and youth will be in the Sanctuary.  Nursery will continue to be      staffed.