We value our children
We long to be the kind of community that makes faith “sticky” and long lasting for our children and youth. We value families worshiping together to experience compassion and grace. In all our programming for children and youth, we strive to create community through relationships with caring adults and their peers.
Sunday school - 3 year old through 5th grade
On Sunday mornings, our Sunday School program invites children through 5th grade to experience the Bible through play, relationships with peers and caring adults, and hands-on activities. Activities change throughout the year in which children and their parents can select the type of learning style that best suits them. Vacation Bible School in the summer is also a great week of friendship and fun.
Sept 9, 2018 - May 19, 2019, excluding these dates: Oct 21 (MEA Break), Nov 25 (Thanksgiving Break), Dec 23+ 30 (Christmas Break), Jan 20 (MLK Jr. Break), March 24 (Spring Break), April 21 (Easter Break)
Three Year Old Orientation: Sept 5th, 5:30-6:30pm
Kindergarten Sticky Faith Celebration: Sept 23, 10am
Third Grade Bible Celebration: Oct 28, 10am
Fifth Grade Communion Celebration: March 3, 10 at 10am, and March 17 at worship service of your choice
Christmas Program: Dec 9th, 4pm
Sunday morning messages are designed to resonate with people of all ages. Children are invited to set the table for communion or serve communion on their own or with adult assistance. If desired, nursery care is also available during most of our worship services for ages birth to 3 years.
At Gloria Dei, people of all ages are invited to the table to receive the bread and the wine of Holy Communion. When Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me”, he did not include any fine print on who should be included or what age they should be.
Being baptized into the community of faith is a special sacrament at Gloria Dei. Fill out the form below if you or your child would like to be baptized.