At Green Street, children are cherished as vital, fully participating members of the faith community. We know God more fully because of the wonderful kids who join us each week, and we seek to help each child know God more fully as well. Sunday School -- We have classes for Pre-K, Elementary and Tweens/Teens on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. The Pre-K and Elementary classes use a lectionary-based curriculum from Sparkhouse called “Whirl,” and the Tweens/Teens use a web-based curriculum called “LinC.”
Worship -- At Green Street, we believe it is important for kids to participate in inter-generational worship, so we tailor specific parts of the 11:00 service to include them. On regular Sundays, kids have a chance to gather at the altar for a story or short conversation that opens the particular focus of the gospel lesson to them. Afterwards, they help take up a “noisy offering” for contributions to the Shalom project. Once or twice a year, kids take charge of the entire 11 o’clock worship experience. This increases familiarity with the different elements of worship, and it centers attention on our belief that God speaks to us through children.
Nursery -- Our weekly nursery is staffed by a paid nursery worker (Cynthia Cukiernik) and a rotating church volunteer. Typically, the age for nursery runs from infant to age 4.
Activities -- We have a variety of special events throughout the year like a Pumpkin Patch Hayride at Tanglewood, Play dates in the Park, bowling, Souper Server Saturday, and our Stocking Stuffing Christmas Party for the Shalom Project. In play, in prayer and in worship we are Growing Green together!! Contact Kim Strong to be added to the newsletter!