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
5:05 p.m. service
- Kindergarten and younger 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.
Summer Camp at Glenn is a six-week camp program that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each class is staffed with two experienced teachers. Weekly themes are offered for 3 year olds through
rising 4th graders. Children may experience drama, “hands-on” science, clay working, cooking, nature explorations & music. An art teacher will offer additional fun experiences. Each class offers indoor free play, outdoor fun, water table play, reading and writing time, and safe socializing throughout the day. 2 year olds sessions available, too. $125 per session.
Session 1: June 6-10
Session 2: June 20-24
Session 3: June 27-July 1
Session 4: July 11-15
Session 5: July 18-22
Session 6: July 25-29
Vacation Bible School
June 13 - 17
Register for our annual free and fun-filled week of VBS. This year's theme: Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love. Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Rising Pre-K thru 5th grade, plus youth and adult volunteers. Optional VBS Afternoon Camp from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for $125. This optional camp is a separate registration (see form here) and payment is due by May 1. For questions or to volunteer with planning, send an email to email@example.com. Register here.