Kids and families! We are excited to start meeting together for worship again. It will of course look different as we adapt to meet safely. We hope you will feel comfortable joining us as we work together to make it the best situation possible for families.
At this time, all kids will stay with their families during service. We hope to phase back in to having classes or some sort of separate activities for kids, but we will take it week by week.
While we worship together as families, here's some basic info so you can be prepared:
Worship bags will be provided each week for all kids, as "outdoor-friendly" as we can make them. Feel free to bring some quiet activities from home as well.
No snacks will be provided but feel free to bring your own if needed. Reminder that there will not be bathroom access (so maybe limit drinks!!)
Most importantly, just talk with your kids prior to attending to prepare them. It will be a casual environment, so we don't expect anything to be perfect or for all kids to sit silently. Discuss together that there will be a time of music, some time of fellowship either before or after service where we can (distantly) mingle, run/play, and see our friends, but also a time where we will be listening respectfully during the teaching. It's a good thing for them to observe us all in community worship!
While we aren't having regular kids classes, we hope that you will make some time each week for a family devotional, even if it's short. It doesn't have to be perfect, you don't have to know all the answers or do anything elaborate. Ultimately we believe that the best Biblical "education" starts at home!
To help with that, we have provided free access to RightNow Media for anyone that requests it. It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or on your TV at home.
There are some great 5-minute devotionals for different ages that are a quick, short way to get everyone talking without adding a ton of extra screen time.