Glenn is constantly in ministry with children and their families – worshiping, studying, playing, serving, and most important of all, growing together in our understanding of what it means for all of us to be children of God. We seek to help children learn of God’s love for them through worship, Sunday School, and other experiences of faith such as Vacation Bible School. And we love when volunteers join us in this enriching journey. Whether you consider yourself "too young," "too old," or "too busy," we need you!
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Children are wanted and welcomed in worship at Glenn. Children’s bulletins and Worship Activity Bags are available at all three services and a special “Children’s Sermon” is a part of the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. Children lead worship on occasion by reading one of the Scripture lessons, assisting as ushers and greeters, and singing with one of our three children’s choirs.
We provide safe, fun, and loving childcare for infants, toddlers, and pre-school/Kindergarten children during all regularly scheduled worship services:
8:30 a.m. service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour, and 11:00 a.m. service
- Nursery (infants-2 years) in Room 200
- 2-3 years in Room 206
- Pre-K and Kindergarten in Room 310
Each Sunday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the Church School Building, we offer age level appropriate classes for children - from nurturing care and playtime for our infants, to playtime and short Bible stories and activities for Toddlers through 5th graders.
Our Toddler, Pre-K and Kindergarten children explore Bible stories through play, songs, crafts, and snacks.
Our 1st through 5th graders journey together on "The Power Xpress", following a rotation model of encountering a Scripture lesson through multiple media over successive weeks. The rotation “train stops” meet throughout the Church School Building. Children are signed in by a parent/guardian in Room 419 for the All Aboard! Assembly at 9:45 a.m. and then journey to a scheduled “station” each week: Storyland Stop, Music Junction, Creation Station, Cookville, Science Station, or Games Crossing. Parents/guardians - don’t forget your claim ticket and to sign your child out, as we follow our Child/Youth Protection Policy.
Serving People and Reaching Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) is our ministry for 4th and 5th graders that combines fun and faith building activities. With the help and support of parent volunteers, S.P.A.R.K. engages in service at Glenn (such as Snack in a Backpack) and at the local food bank, enjoys outings to visit with older adults, and goes on day trips such as skating and bowling.
Want to learn more or have any questions about Children’s Ministry at Glenn? Contact Children’s Minister Rev. Susan Pinson.
The Pumpkin Patch
Open days and hours: Mon-Fri, 12-2:00 p.m. and 4-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12-8:00 p.m.
Support our Youth Ministries by buying your local and organic pumpkins at the Glenn Patch. Pumpkins and gourdes of all sizes, shapes, colors, and prices. You are also welcome to help us sell them! Sign-up for a shift in the patch here.
Friday Night Skate
October 21 & 28
Friday Night Skate has been a fixture at Glenn and in the local community for over thirty years. From 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on select Friday nights, the YAAB is filled with 4th - 6th graders laughing and skating the night away to the sounds of today's hits played by our own live DJs. $8 per child plus $1 per item at the snack bar.
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Youth and Activities Building
Trunk or Treating, games, cake walk, popcorn, drinks and more! All ages are invited to join us in costume to “trunk or treat” for goodies from car trunk to car trunk and enjoy an old fashioned fall festival. This is a free event, but all are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for our local Food Pantry for admission. Donations are needed of (nut-free) candy, trinkets, cakes, cookies, etc. Please drop off any donations at Rev. Susan Pinson’s office in the Church School Building or bring to the party at the Youth & Activities Building on the 30th. Want to volunteer for the event? Sign up here. Contact Rev. Susan Pinson.