When We Gather
kids | childcare
We welcome children as a vital part of our gathering - baby noises and all. We encourage children (and adults) to move around as needed. We know what it's like. We won't judge or scold you - we're just happy you came.
We invite children to come forward at the beginning of the service for a children's moment. Afterwards, they are welcome to head back to our classroom with caring-fun-background checked teachers for Children's Bible Basics class. The time is filled with creative story-telling, fun crafts, snacks and learning! After the gathering finishes us you can head to the classroom to pickup your child.
what to expect
We're a relaxed-fun-loving group.
Grab a cup of locally roasted fairtrade coffee or tea and enjoy a homemade delicious treat someone seems to always bring in. Feel free to sit at a table or row of chairs. Say hello to a new friend and/or check-in on our Facebook page. We don't print bulletins (we try to be as green as possible), but we do run announcements about upcoming events on screen.
We sing a few songs, read scripture, our pastor speaks, and we pray together. At every gathering, we invite everybody to receive communion. You're welcome to come forward and participate (there are no requirements) or stay seated- no judgement either way.
We usually talk about things going on, make some announcements, and then part ways. The gathering usually lasts for about an hour (we leave plenty of time to get to brunch/lunch afterwards).