Children’s Sunday School

Our Children’s Sunday School began its new year on Sunday, August 9, 2015, with a back-to-school blessing at 9:30 am, and new classes and curriculum for ages 2-6th grade. Signs indicating where each class meets are posted on campus.

All children, K-6th, began in worship at 9:30 am this Sunday only. They received a back-to-school blessing before they were escorted to their classes. Preschoolers always start and end in their classes. Please check signage around campus to confirm these rooms/classes:

2-year-olds = E8
3-year-olds = E7
4s & 5s = E4
Kinder = E 12/13
1st & 2nd Grades = E10/11
3rd & 4th Grades = H4
5th & 6th Grades = H6


On Sunday, August 16, the 3rd and 4th graders participated in our annual Bible Blast event.


Godly Play during Ignite at 11:15 am

Sunday, September 13, we kicked off the Godly Play program, with a multi-age class for children as young as preschool age through sixth grade. The children start in worship and go with the leaders after the singing at Ignite, our 11:15 am alternative service in the chapel. They’ll be led back to the chapel to finish worship with you.


Questions about Sunday School? Please contact Rev. Brenda Smith,


Children’s Music and Modern Family

Along with Sunday School, Mini-Singers began August 9, 2015 with Shari Paris. Children go to E9 directly from Sunday School, and must be picked up in E9 at 11 am. Mini Singers is for all 3-year-olds to kindergartners, 10:30-11 am, E9.


Praise Singers

The NEW Children’s “Praise Singers” program starts August 16 for all 1st-6th graders. All 1st-6th grade children are escorted from their classes to H1; parents pick them up at 10:45 am at this same location. We hope to instill a love of music in our children as they learn and sing new and familiar songs each week with their peers as a part of Sunday School. Pick up is at 10:45 am in H1.


Modern Family

September 13, 20 and 27, we invite parents of small children to join the Modern Family group for “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” with Rev. Andrea Andress. The first class meets on the ground floor of the H building, in H7. Thereafter, they may move to H5. Questions? Contact Pastor Andrea. Ask about childcare for your children while this class meets from 10:40-11:30 am.


Music Makers

Music Makers for 1st-6th graders began on Wednesday, August 19. This is our free, weekly afterschool program that meets 4:30-5:30 pm and includes singing and ringing (bells and other instruments). Bonnie Greey, our new children’s music director, leads both the Praise Singers and Music Makers. Bring a friend!


Read more about our Music Ministry programs on page 8 of the Desert Scroll – Aug-Sept 2015. We have opportunities for children through adults.


Youth Ministry

On Sunday, August 16, from 5-7 pm in the Fellowship Center, Youth Ministry invited all youth in grades 7-12 and their families to its kick-off celebration. Click here to read more.


On Sunday mornings, the youth meet in the Youth Lounge (E14, lower level, on the west side of campus) for classes and conversation at 9:30 am, Sunday Morning Live!


Most Sunday evenings, the youth meet for VIBE from 5-6:30 pm. Bring $3 for dinner and bring a friend! Activities vary. Click here to see what’s on the Events calendar for a particular Sunday. The group will also have mission opportunities on Saturdays, beginning September 19 at Feed My Starving Children.


For all youth programs, contact Christopher Wurpts, youth ministries director,



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