Infants, toddlers and preschoolers bring unique and invaluable gifts to our community of faith.  At their baptism, we commit ourselves to receive, nurture and treasure each child as a gift from God.

We understand that keeping young children engaged during an hour-long worship service is tricky.  We expect, and delight in the sights and sounds of babies and toddlers.  We encourage you to bring soft toys and whatever food you need to keep your child relaxed and comfortable.  To help you, we have several options available:

  • There are three family pews.  There is a gated pew to the back of the church. It is double deep with a rug and soft toys, allowing room to crawl or walk around safely during worship, with an easy exit for needed breaks. The two front pews also offer carpeted space and a little more freedom to move around.
  • The nursery (located in the Library) is staffed September-May from 10:15-11:00 am. You are welcomed to take your child there for any part or all of the service.  Children are brought in at 11:00am to receive communion with their families.

Everyone is welcome at the communion rail.  If you would prefer that your child not receive communion, we will be delighted to give them a blessing instead.  Children who prefer a blessing, or who want to skip the wine may cross their arms over their chests to signal that preference to the ministers.